2024 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Guide

2024 Suzuki DR-Z400SM
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Introducing the 2024 Suzuki DR-Z400SM…

Suzuki’s 2024 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 is common 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.




2024 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

Both the Grand Blue and Solid Black or the Solid Black bodywork feature new graphics packages that complement the motorcycle’s styling and mission.


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.




2024 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 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.



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 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.



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 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.






2024 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7,899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ NA 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


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


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)





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