2023 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Guide

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400SM
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecification

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Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400SM: THE ESSENCE OF SUPERMOTARD RIDING.

Introducing the 2023 Suzuki DR-Z400SM…

Suzuki DR-Z400SM SuperMoto bikes deliver specialized thrills by infusing off-road soul into a narrow, lightweight package. Experience the engine performance, supreme maneuverability, and rugged poise of an off-road bike paired with the wide, grippy tires, precision braking, and track-tuned suspension of a sportbike. The result is a hybrid street machine built for hardcore fun.

Suzuki’s 2023 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.

The DR-Z400SM welcomes you to the exhilarating world of SuperMoto riding with cutting-edge dual-purpose bike design and stylish, functional top-grade equipment that captures the essence of free-spirited street riding pleasure. The Suzuki DR-Z400SM is a street-legal bike for serious dirt bike enthusiasts. It’s not uncommon to take the SuperMoto down twisty forest trails as well as tight canyon corners. Its 398cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine provides strong low-rpm torque and crisp throttle response for any of these occasions. The key difference between the DR-Z400SM and the DR-Z400S is the inverted forks. Inverted front forks contribute to less unsprung weight and improved overall handling. Fun to ride whatever street, avenue or highway you’re headed for.

 

 

 

2023 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
  • The new Grand Blue and Solid Black or the returning Solid Special White No. 2 bodywork with angular graphics complement the motorcycle’s styling.

A COMPACT DESIGN
Suzuki’s SuperMotard model based on DR-Z400S – combines Supermotard style and features in a narrow, lightweight street-legal package.

STRONG, TRACTABLE POWER
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.

ELECTRIC START
Simple electric starting is powered via a lightweight starter motor with an automatic mechanical decompression system.

SMOOTH THROTTLE RESPONSE
Led 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.

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

STRONG BRAKING PERFORMANCE
Strong braking performance is supplied by a front disc brake with a large 300mm floating-type rotor and dual-piston calliper, plus a 240mm rear disc brake with single-piston calliper.

SHOWA INVERTED FRONT FORK
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.

REAR SHOCK ABSORBER
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 HANDLEBAR
Renthal tapered aluminum handlebar has an aggressive look, reduces vibration, and has a great bend for spirited riding.

CHROME-MOLY STEEL FRAME
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.

WIDE ALUMINUM RIMS
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.

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE FEATURES

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 enrichener 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.

 

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

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 a single-piston caliper.

Long travel, Showa inverted front fork is derived from the 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 contributes to the trim rear fender appearance.

Front and rear axle sliders, and specially designed mirrors that rotate, help protect against damage in the case of a tip-over.

Derived from the off-road DR-Z400, the blue and black or white bodywork features fresh, angular graphics for a race-ready appearance.

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

 

ELECTRICAL FEATURES

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.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7,799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $8,499 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

 

Transmission5-speed constant mesh

ClutchWet multi-plate

Final DriveChain, RK520KZ0, 110 links

 

Suspension FrontInverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable damping force

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

Brakes FrontDisc brake, single floating rotor

Brakes RearDisc brake, single rotor

Tires Front120/70 R17 M/C 58H, tube type

Tires Rear140/70 R17 M/C 66H, tube type

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

ColorGrand Blue No. 2 & Solid Black or Solid Special White No. 2

 

IgnitionElectronic ignition (CDI)

Spark PlugNGK CR8E or DENSO U24ESR-N

Headlight12V 60/55W (H4)

Tail Light12V 21/5W

 

Overall Length2225 mm (87.6 in.)

Overall Width855 mm (33.7 in.)

Overall Height1200 mm (47.2 in.)

Wheelbase1460 mm (57.5 in.)

Ground Clearance260 mm (10.2 in.)

Seat Height890 mm (35.0 in.)

Curb Weight146 kg (322 lb.)

 

Warranty12-month limited warranty

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – 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
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)

DRIVE TRAIN

Transmission 5-speed constant mesh

CHASSIS

Length 2225 mm (87.6 in)
Width 855 mm (33.7 in)
Height 1200 mm (47.2 in)
Wheelbase 1460 mm (57.5 in)
Seat Height 890 mm (35.0 in)
Curb Mass 146 kg (321 lbs)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil Spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc
Brakes Rear Disc
Tires Front 120/70R17M/C 58H, tube type
Tires Rear 140/70R17M/C 66H, tube type
Fuel Tank 10.0L (2.6 US gal)

WARRANTY

12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

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