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2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S Review

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2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S
2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S
2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S Review

2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S

Don’t Let The Lights Fool You…

Lets get one thing straight: the DR-Z400S may wear street-legal clothing, but underneath its coat and tie you’ll find a full-on dirt bike that’s ready to roost.

There’s no hiding the DR-Z400S’s heritage. It uses the same advanced suspension as the incredible DR-Z400 dirt bike, and that means its engineered for exceptional responsiveness on all kinds of trails. One of the keys to its versatility is a wide range of adjustability that lets you tune the suspension for practically any riding condition, from gnarly whoop-infested trails to wide-open desert roads. Another key is its lightweight design, which lets you flick it around tight trails at will.

Like any great dirt bike, the DR-Z400S boasts a gutsy engine that’s built to run hard. It has strong torque across the powerband and crisp throttle response for tight, technical trails. At the same time, its big-bore, short-stroke design gives it maximum high-rpm performance, providing a top-end surge that lets you run strong on wide-open fire roads. It’s also liquid-cooled for consistent performance even on long, hot summer rides. And, oh yes, when its time to run across town, the DR-Z400S is well equipped to make the trip enjoyable. It’s remarkably smooth on the street, and it even has such niceties as electric starting for civil and convenient operation.

The DR-Z400S. Get it dirty and have some fun.


2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S Key Features




2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $5,499 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 90.9 in.

Height 48.8 in.

Width 34.4 in.

Weight 291 lbs.

Ground Clearance 11.8 in.

Wheelbase 58.5 in.

Seat Height 36.8 in.

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

Displacement 398cc

Bore x Stroke 90 x 62.6mm

Compression Ratio 11.3:1

Carburetion Mikuni™ BSR36

Fuel Capacity 2.64 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: 120/90-18

Suspension Front: Telescopic, oil-damped, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear: Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound damping

Colors Blue
Champion Yellow

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

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