2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S

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2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S
2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S
2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S

– 2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The DR-Z400S looks like an off-road machine, and it is – with all the unmatched performance capabilities you’d expect from a Suzuki. But look a little more carefully and you’ll see you get a bonus: it’s 100-percent street legal.

The DR-Z400’s exceptional off-road performance should come as no surprise. After all, it uses the same advanced suspension as the renowned DR-Z400E. It also has a lightweight, compact design that helps it offer crisp handling everywhere from tight, technical trails to wide-open fire roads.

Off-road or on the street, the DR-Z400S provides strong torque across the powerband and amazing throttle response. And it features remarkably smooth performance, complemented by conveniences such as electric starting and a compact, easy-to-read instrument cluster.

On the trail or cross town, you can’t beat the 2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S.


Key Features
– Suzuki’s industry-leading DualSport model that combines the best on and off-road features in a lightweight package


Engine Features

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

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

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

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

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

– Automatic decompression system for quick/easy engine starts

– 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


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

– Long travel, 49mm cartridge-style forks feature adjustable compression/rebound damping and adjustable spring preload for all types of on/off-road terrain

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

– Sure stopping power is supplied by a 250mm front disc brake with dual-piston caliper, and a 220mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper

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


MSRP: $5,599

Model Number DRZ400SK8
Type DualSport
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
Suggested Retail $5599
SEP $396
Engine 398cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled
Bore & Stroke 90 x 62.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel System Mikuni™ BSR36
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Digital/DC-CDI
Starter Electric
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive #520 chain
Overall Length 2310mm (90.9 in.)
Overall Width 875mm (34.4 in.)
Overall Height 1230mm (48.4 in.)
Seat Height 935mm (36.8 in.)
Ground Clearance 300mm (11.8 in.)
Wheelbase 1485mm (58.5 in.)
Dry Weight 132kg (291 lbs.)
Suspension Front 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 80/100-21
Tires Rear 120/90-18
Fuel Tank Capacity 10 liter (2.64 gal.)
Color Black, Blue


MSRP: $7,299

Engine Type 4 stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled
Displacement 398 cc
Bore/Stroke 90.0 mm x 62.6 mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel System Mikuni™ BSR36
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Digital/DC-CDI
Starter Electric
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive #520 Chain
Overall LxWxH (mm) 2.310 X 875 X 1.240
LxWxH (in) 90.9 x 34.4 x 48.8
Seat Height 935 mm (36.8 in)
Wheelbase 1.485 mm (58.5 in)
Ground Clearance 300 mm (11.8 in)
Dry Weight 132 kg (291 lbs)
Front Suspension Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear Suspension Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Front Brakes Single hydraulic disc
Rear Brake Single hydraulic disc
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 120/90-18
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.0 L (2.2 imp gal)
Colour Black, Blue

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