2021 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : BRINGS FUN TO ON AND OFF ROAD.
Introducing the 2021 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Guide…
Suzuki’s SuperMoto DR-Z400SM is based on the proven DR-Z400S. So it combines Supermotard style and features in a narrow, lightweight, street-legal package. This bike brings off-road soul and fun to paved roads. It’s not uncommon to take the SuperMoto down a twisty forest road, around tight canyon corners, or through commuter traffic.
Its 398cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine provides strong low-rpm torque and crisp throttle response for any of these occasions. Key differences between the DR-Z400SM and the DR-Z400S are the inverted front fork, wide, spoke-style wheels, and 300mm diameter floating front brake rotor. The inverted fork contributes to less unsprung weight and improved overall handling, while the large brake and wider rims with high-grip tires offer an exhilarating sportbike experience.
DualSport/SuperMoto models –
Suzuki DualSport and SuperMoto machines are some of the most versatile, reliable, and fun-to-ride motorcycles available on the market.
The 2021 line-up of Suzuki DR-Z’s includes the tough and durable DR-Z400S for go-anywhere capability and the best-of-both-worlds SuperMoto, DR-Z400SM. The DR-Z400S and DR-Z400SM both return with new colors and stylish graphics treatments for 2021.
2021 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Suzuki’s Supermotard model, based on the proven DR-Z400S, combines Supermotard style and features in a narrow, lightweight, street-legal package.
Versatile and strong, 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine has push-button starting.
SuperMoto boasts fully adjustable MX-style suspension plus high-grip sportbike tires on strong spoke wheels featuring anodized, aluminum Excel rims.
Solid Black or Solid Special White No. 2 bodywork with new, angular graphics complement the motorcycle’s styling.
2021 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Lightweight, 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong, tractable power.
Compact, four-valve cylinder head has 36mm intake valves, 29mm exhaust valves, narrow 28-degree included valve angle, and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment system.
Simple electric starting is powered via a lightweight starter motor with an automatic mechanical decompression system.
SCEM-plated cylinder (nickel-silicon-phosphorus) is lighter and more durable than an iron liner and has excellent heat transfer properties.
Forged aluminum piston is 10 percent lighter than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling through a crankcase oil jet.
Fed by a six-liter air box, the Mikuni™ 36mm carburetor incorporates a deceleration enricher circuit to help provide smooth throttle response when accelerating or engine braking.
The left side body cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter.
The use of a PAIR (air supply) system to the exhaust helps the motorcycle achieve emissions compliance without affecting performance.
Thermostatically-controlled cooling fan mounted to the left radiator helps maintain consistent operating temperature in traffic.
Magnesium-alloy clutch, magneto, and cylinder head covers contribute to the bike’s low weight.
Compact, five-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with a separate magnesium outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance.
Low-maintenance, long-life, sealed O-ring type drive chain produces minimal sounds when riding.
Wide, blue or black anodized RK Excel aluminum rims with stainless steel spokes are fitted with sporty radial tires: 120/70-R17 front and 140/70-R17 rear.
Strong braking performance is supplied by a front disc brake with a large 300mm floating-type rotor and dual-piston caliper, plus a 240mm rear disc brake with single-piston caliper.
Long travel, Showa inverted front fork is derived from a RM250 and features adjustable compression/rebound damping and a special coating on inner tube surfaces for smooth action.
A fully adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster and a tapered RM-inspired aluminum swingarm combine for precise rear wheel control.
Renthal tapered aluminum handlebar has an aggressive look, reduces vibration, and has a great bend for spirited riding.
Chrome-moly steel frame tuned for Supermotard style riding is torsionally strong with minimal weight. The backbone tube, front down tube, and steering head gussets form the dry-sump engine oil tank.
A bolt-on aluminum sub-frame helps reduce weight, simplify maintenance, and contribute to the trim rear fender appearance.
Front and rear axle sliders, and special designed mirrors that rotate, help protect against damage in the case of a tip-over.
Derived from the off-road DR-Z400, the black or white bodywork features new, angular graphics for race-ready appearance.
A pouch on the rear fender carries the tool kit, owner’s manual or other cargo.
Compact, digital instrument cluster includes speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, and stopwatch functions.
On-road legal lighting includes bright 60/55-watt halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals, and horn.
Electrical systems, including the easy-push button starter, are powered by a compact, 6.5-amp, maintenance-free battery.
12-month limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits are available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).
A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for DR-Z400SM owners are available, including a low-profile seat, cargo rack, handguard set, and a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.
2021 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 7,499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
|Engine||398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC|
|Bore x Stroke||90.0 x 62.6 mm (3.54 in. x 2.44 in.)|
|Fuel System||Mikuni BSR36, single carburetor|
|Transmission||5-speed constant mesh|
|Final Drive||Chain, RK520KZ0, 110 links|
|Suspension Front||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable damping force|
|Suspension Rear||Link type, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload and damping force|
|Brakes Front||Disc brake, single floating rotor|
|Brakes Rear||Disc brake, single rotor|
|Tires Front||120/70 R17 M/C 58H, tube type|
|Tires Rear||140/70 R17 M/C 66H, tube type|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10.0 L (2.6 US gal.) / 9.5 L (2.5 US gal.) CA model|
|Color||Solid Black or Solid Special White No. 2|
|Ignition||Electronic ignition (CDI)|
|Spark Plug||NGK CR8E or DENSO U24ESR-N|
|Headlight||12V 60/55W (H4)|
|Tail light||12V 21/5W|
|Overall Length||2225 mm (87.6 in.)|
|Overall Width||855 mm (33.7 in.)|
|Overall Height||1200 mm (47.2 in.)|
|Wheelbase||1460 mm (57.5 in.)|
|Ground Clearance||260 mm (10.2 in.)|
|Seat Height||890 mm (35.0 in.)|
|Curb Weight||146 kg (322 lb.)|
|Warranty||12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty|
|Extensions||Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).|
2021 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
2021 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
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