2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S
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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
Bore x Stroke 90 x 62.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Carburetion Mikuni™ BSR36
Fuel Capacity 2.64 gal.
Final Drive #520 chain
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 80/100-21
Suspension Front: Telescopic, oil-damped, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear: Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.