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– 2005 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

New for 2005

All new for 2005 model


Key Features

Suzuki’s new Supermotard model based on DR-Z400S – combines Supermotard style and features in a narrow, lightweight street-legal package

Long travel, Showa-brand inverted front fork derived from RM250 – features adjustable compression/rebound damping and alumite coating on inner tube surfaces for smooth action

A fully-adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster and aluminum swingarm for precise rear wheel control

Strong braking performance supplied by a front disc brake with a large 300mm floating-type rotor and dual-piston caliper, plus 240mm rear disc brake with single-piston caliper

Black-painted 17″ aluminum rims and radial tires: 120/70-R17 front, 140/70- R17 rear


Engine Features

Lightweight 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong, usable low-rpm power

Compact 4-valve cylinder head with 36mm intake valves, 29mm exhaust valves, narrow 28º included valve angle and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment system

SCEM-plated cylinder (nickel-silicon-phosphorous) is lighter and more durable than an iron liner with excellent heat transfer properties

Forged aluminum piston is 10% lighter than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling to the piston crown through a crankcase oil jet

Compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance

Additional weight savings with magnesium valve cover, clutch cover, and magneto cover

Smooth throttle response with a MikuniT BSR36 CV-type carburetor fed by 6-liter airbox. The left side cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter

Electric start with lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery

Automatic decompression system for quick/easy engine starts

Thermostatically-controlled cooling fan mounted to the left radiator helps maintain consistent operating temperature in traffic


Chassis Features

Compact digital instrument cluster with speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer and stopwatch functions

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

Narrow profile with smooth transitions between the tank, seat and bodywork

Chrome-moly steel frame 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 subframe helps reduce weight and simplify maintenance

Chrome-moly steel footpegs, aluminum rims/hubs, plus engine guard and rear disc guard

 

Specifications

Engine: 398cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled
Bore Stroke: 90 x 62.6mm
Compression Ratio: 11.3:1
Fuel System: MikuniT BSR36
Lubrication: Dry sump
Ignition: Digital/DC-CDI
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: #520 chain
Overall Length: 2220mm (87.4 in.)
Overall Width: 870mm (34.3 in.)
Overall Height: 1185mm (46.7 in.)
Seat Height: 890mm (35.0 in.)
Ground Clearance: 300mm (11.8 in.)
Wheelbase: 1460mm (57.5 in.)
Dry Weight: 134kg (295 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, oil-damped, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70-17
Tires Rear: 140/70-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10 liter (2.64 gal.)
Color: Yellow, Black

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