2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E Review

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2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E
2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E

2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E
2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E

2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E Review

2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E

Well balanced performance…

The introduction of the DR-Z400E changed the face of off-roading a short four years ago. Now 2004 is here and the DR-Z400E continues to set the standard for high performance off-road riding. The well balanced performance of the compact four-stroke powerplant, the supremely stable and lightweight chassis and the high performance suspension create the perfect blend of performance and handling for the DR-Z400E.

Powered by a 398cc, DOHC, four-stroke liquid-cooled engine with dry sump lubrication, the DR-Z400 have the performance and power to handle any kind of off-road situation. Built with performance in mind the DRZ400E also features a four-valve cylinder head, Keihin FCR39 carburetor with a throttle position sensor (except CA model), five-speed transmission, auto-decompression system, forged piston and lightweight nickel-silicon-phosphorus-carbide-plated cylinder. The DR-Z400E also comes with a small maintenance free battery and all the necessary components.

The compact four-stroke engine makes it home in a chromoly steel frame with a detachable aluminum subframe patterned after Suzuki RM motocross models. Designed with maximum torsional strength and lightweight, the frame also holds oil for the dry-sump lubrication system in the main backbone and front downtube sections of the frame. Long travel 49mm front forks have an internal cartridge system with adjustable compression and rebound damping, while a fully adjustable RM style rear shock handles rear suspension duties with high and low speed compression damping in conjunction with a lightweight aluminum swingarm. Wide RM style footpegs come standard and lightweight aluminum wheels and hubs are equipped with disc brakes front and rear.

Champion yellow bodywork along with RM inspired graphics adorn the ’04 DR-Z400E and when combined with white headlight cover and side panels allow for quick and easy movements on and around the motorcycle. The left side frame cover features quick release fasteners for easy air-filter maintenance and rounding out the package are a mechanical trip meter, 55 watts of off-road lighting and a LED taillight mounted on a flexible base.

New for ’04 Suzuki now offers a California version of the popular DR-Z400E so everyone can enjoy the fun and excitement of Suzuki’s high performance 400cc off-road machine.


2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E Key Features




2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $5,499 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 88.0 in.

Height 49.0 in.

Width 32.5 in.

Weight 262 lbs.

Ground Clearance 12.8 in.

Wheelbase 58.1 in.

Seat Height 37.2 in.

Engine 398 cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled

Displacement 398 cc

Bore x Stroke 90 x 62.6 mm

Compression Ratio 12.2:1

Carburetion Keihin™ FCR39, (CA. model Mikuni BSR36)

Fuel Capacity 2.6 gal.

Ignition Digital/DC-CDI

Transmission 5-speed

Final Drive #520 chain

Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Rear: Single hydraulic disc

Tires Front: 80/100-21
Rear: 110/100-18

Suspension Front: Telescopic, cartridge-type, oil-damped, adjustable preload, 14-way compression damping and 18-way rebound damping
Rear: Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, adjustable high/low compression dampimg and adjustable rebound damping

Colors Champion Yellow

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

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