2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S Guide

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecification

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S

Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S: BREAKING NEW GROUND.

Introducing the 2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S…

The 2023 DR-Z400S is the latest version of the motorcycle that is the foundation of the modern DualSport movement. Starting with the DR350S and then again with the DR-Z400S, Suzuki makes fun, dependable, and capable motorcycles available to anyone who is ready to take a ride down their favorite off-road trail or ribbon of asphalt.

Riders will be impressed with the amount of torque coming from the 398cc, liquid-cooled powerplant, as well as the crisp handling from the adjustable suspension. This ultra-reliable bike is completely street legal, with an electric start and easy-to-read instrument cluster. Fully black, aluminum EXCEL rims laced with bright stainless-steel spokes are setup to accept rim locks if you want to move to serious DualSport rubber.

True to its Suzuki off-road heritage, the 2023 DR-Z400S is available with Champion Yellow body work that is augmented with blue and black graphics. Also new is Solid Black bodywork with contrasting black, silver, and yellow graphics make the bike stand out on the road, on the trail, or even when parked.

Whether you are on the highway or on a twisty forest path, the Suzuki DR-Z400S cannot be beat.

BREAKING NEW GROUND IN 4-STROKE DUAL-SPORT RIDING

The DR-Z400S is ideal for taking a ride down your favorite off-road trail. You’ll be impressed with the amount of torque coming from the 398cc liquid-cooled powerplant as well as the crisp handling from the adjustable suspension. This bike is completely street legal with an electric start and easy-to-read instrument cluster. Whether you’re on the highway or in a tight twisty forest trail, the Suzuki DR-Z400S can’t be beat.

 

 

 

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • Compact, liquid-cooled, 398cc, single engine produces widespread power
  • Electric starting and street-legal lighting
  • Narrow and strong chrome-moly frame
  • Fully adjustable, off-road capable suspension
  • Black, spoke-style wheels with 21- and 18-inch aluminum rims

A COMPACT DESIGN
A compact design, 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong low-rpm power. Its compact, four-valve cylinder head features large 36mm intake valves and 29mm exhaust valves to help produce broad, tractable power and torque that’s ready for any terrain.

DC-CDI SYSTEM
Digitally-mapped DC-CDI system monitors throttle position/engine rpm and adjusts ignition timing to maintain efficient combustion.

ALUMINUM PISTON
Forged aluminum piston is 10 percent lighter than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling through a crankcase oil jet.

PAIR SYSTEM
The use of a PAIR (air supply) system to the exhaust helps the motorcycle achieve emissions compliance without affecting performance.

TRANSMISSION
Compact, five-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with a separate magnesium outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance.

STOPPING POWER
Sure stopping power is supplied by a 250mm front disc with a dual-piston caliper and a 220mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper.

CARTRIDGE-STYLE FORKS
Long travel (11.3-inch), 49mm cartridge-style fork has protective rubber boots plus adjustable compression/rebound damping and adjustable spring preload for smooth performance on all types of on- and off-road terrain.

REAR SHOCK ABSORBER
Rear shock absorber features 11.6 inches of travel, compression damping/preload adjustments, and connects to a lightweight aluminum swingarm through a progressive linkage system.

WHEELS
Spoke-style 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels with new blacked-out aluminum rims are fitted with Dunlop D208 dual-purpose tires. The wheels are sized perfectly to accept popular dual sport tires and are set up to accept rim-locks when a more aggressive tread pattern is used.

NARROW FRAME
A narrow frame combines thin chrome-moly steel tubes for exceptional torsional rigidity 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 and simplify maintenance.

COMPACT DIGITAL INSTRUMENT
Digital instrument includes speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters with addition/subtraction functions, clock and stopwatch.

LIGHTING
On-road legal lighting includes bright 60/55-watt H4 halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals, and horn.

ADDITONAL FEATURES
A pouch on the rear fender carries the tool kit, owner’s manual, or other cargo.

 

 

 

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE FEATURES

A compact design, 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong low-rpm power. Its compact, four-valve cylinder head features large 36mm intake valves and 29mm exhaust valves to help produce broad, tractable power and torque that’s ready for any terrain.

Simple electric starting via a lightweight starter motor with an automatic mechanical decompression system.

Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Materials (SCEM) cylinder is durable and lightweight and provides superior heat transfer.

Digitally-mapped DC-CDI system monitors throttle position/engine rpm and adjusts ignition timing to maintain efficient combustion.

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.

Magnesium-alloy clutch, magneto, and cylinder head covers contribute to the bike’s low weight.

Thermostatically-controlled cooling fan mounted to the left radiator helps maintain consistent operating temperature.

 

TRANSMISSION FEATURES

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.

 

CHASSIS FEATURES

A narrow frame combines thin chrome-moly steel tubes for exceptional torsional rigidity 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 and simplify maintenance.

Long travel (11.3-inch), 49mm cartridge-style fork has protective rubber boots plus adjustable compression/rebound damping and adjustable spring preload for smooth performance on all types of on- and off-road terrain.

Rear shock absorber features 11.6 inches of travel, compression damping/preload adjustments, and connects to a lightweight aluminum swingarm through a progressive linkage system.

Spoke-style 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels with new blacked-out aluminum rims are fitted with Dunlop D208 dual-purpose tires. The wheels are sized perfectly to accept popular dual sport tires and are set up to accept rim-locks when a more aggressive tread pattern is used.

Sure stopping power is supplied by a 250mm front disc with a dual-piston caliper and a 220mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper.

Special design mirrors rotate to avoid damage in case of impact.

A pouch on the rear fender carries the tool kit, owner’s manual, or other cargo.

Off-road inspired Suzuki Champion Yellow or Solid Black bodywork has daring contrasting graphics.

 

ELECTRICAL FEATURES

Electric start system provides convenient operation and features a lightweight starter motor and a compact, 6.5-amp, maintenance-free battery.

Compact digital instrument cluster includes speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer, and stopwatch functions.

On-road legal lighting includes bright 60/55-watt H4 halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals, and horn.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Genuine Suzuki Accessories include a low-profile seat, cargo rack, handguard set, and more.

12-month limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).*

*Subject to separate coverage for certain parts and the exclusions and limitations described in the New On-Road Motorcycle Limited Warranty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7,099 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $8,099 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC

Bore x Stroke0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.54 in. x 2.44 in.)

Compression Ratio3:1

Fuel SystemMikuni BSR36, single carburetor

StarterElectric

LubricationSemi-dry sump

 

ClutchWet multi-plate

Transmission5-speed constant mesh

Final DriveChain, RK520KZ0, 112 links

 

Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable damping force

Suspension RearLink type, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload and damping force

Brakes FrontDisc brake, single rotor

Brakes RearDisc brake, single rotor

Tires Front80/100-21 M/C 51P, tube type

Tires Rear120/90-18 M/C 65P, tube type

Fuel Tank Capacity0 L (2.6 US gal.) / 9.5 L (2.5 US gal.) CA model

ColorChampion Yellow No. 2 or Solid Black

 

IgnitionElectronic ignition (CDI)

Spark PlugNGK CR8E or DENSO U24ESR-N

Headlight12V 60/55W (H4)

Tail Light12V 21/5W

 

Overall Length2310 mm (90.9 in.)

Overall Width875 mm (34.4 in.)

Overall Height1230 mm (48.4 in.)

Wheelbase1485 mm (58.5 in.)

Ground Clearance300 mm (11.8 in.)

Seat Height935 mm (36.8 in.)

Curb Weight144 kg (317 lb.)

 

Warranty12-month limited warranty.

ExtensionLonger coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE

Type 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 398cc
Bore x Stroke 90.0mm x 62.6mm (3.5in x2.5in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Fuel System Carbureted
Starter Electric
Lubrication Dry-Sump|Dry-Sump
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)

DRIVE TRAIN

Transmission 5-speed constant mesh

CHASSIS

Length 2310 mm (90.9 in)
Width 875 mm (34.4 in)
Height 1230 mm (48.4 in)
Wheelbase 1485 mm (58.5 in)
Seat Height 935 mm (36.8 in)
Curb Mass 144 kg (317 lbs)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil Spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc
Brakes Rear Disc
Tires Front 80/100-21 M/C 51P, tube type
Tires Rear 120/90-18 M/C 65P, tube type
Fuel Tank 10.0L (2.6 US gal)

WARRANTY

12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400S – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

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