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– 2010 Suzuki DR-Z400S
2010 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 across town, you can’t beat the Suzuki DR-Z400S.
Suzuki’s industry-leading DualSport model that combines the best on and off-road features in a lightweight package
398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve engine produces broad, tractable power and torque, and features compact, streamlined design for the double advantage of low engine positioning and extra-slim, off-road rider-friendly chassis.
Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) plated engine’s aluminium cylinder for durability, weight reduction and superior heat transfer.
Dry-sump oiling system makes crankcase compact.
Magnesium-alloy clutch, magneto and cam covers contribute to weight reduction.
Digitally mapped DE-CDI system monitors throttle position/engine rpm and adjusts ignition timing to maintain efficient combustion.
Rider-friendly electric engine starter with compact electric starter motor.
Automatic decompression system lifts one exhaust valve at cranking rpm for easy starting.
Powerful 250mm front disc brake with dual-piston caliper and 220mm rear disc brake with single-piston caliper.
Long-travel, cartridge-type front fork with protective rubber boot. Spring preload and compression/rebound damping are all adjustable, allowing precise settings.
Progressive-linkage rear suspension with long-travel rear shock absorber, aluminium swingarm and adjustable spring preload/compression damping.
Narrow frame combines thin, round and rectangular chrome-moly steel tubes for exceptional torsional rigidity with minimum weight and lightweight aluminium bolt-on rear subframe.
Air filter can be accessed with your bare hands and clutch cover can be removed without draining the engine coolant for easy maintenance.
Easy-to-read multi-function digital instrument includes speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters with both addition and subtraction functions, clock and stopwatch with subtraction capability.
Pouch on the rear fender carries tool kit and the owner’s manual.
Bright 60/55W H4 halogen headlight, lightweight turn signals and compact taillight and brake light.
Features and Benefits
398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong low-rpm power
Additional weight savings with magnesium valve cover, clutch cover, and magneto cover
Automatic decompression system for quick/easy engine starts
Compact 4-valve cylinder head with 36mm intake valves, 29mm exhaust valves, narrow 28-degree included valve angle and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment system
Compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance
Electric start with lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery
Forged aluminum piston is 10 percent lighter than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling to the piston crown through a crankcase oil jet
SCEM-plated cylinder (nickel-silicon-phosphorous) is lighter and more durable than an iron liner with excellent heat transfer properties
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
A bolt-on aluminum subframe helps reduce weight and simplify maintenance
A fully adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster and aluminum swingarm for precise rear wheel control
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
Chrome-moly steel footpegs, aluminum rims/hubs, plus engine guard and rear disc guard
Compact digital instrument cluster with speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer and stopwatch functions
Long travel, 49mm cartridge-style forks feature adjustable compression/rebound damping and adjustable spring preload for all types of on/off-road terrain
Narrow profile with smooth transitions between the tank, seat and bodywork
On-road legal lighting with bright 60/55 watt halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals and horn
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
2010 Suzuki DR-Z400S – USA Specifications
MSRP: $TBA USD
2010 Suzuki DR-Z400S – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $7,999 CDN
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Curb Weight 144 kg (317 lbs)
Final Drive RK520KZ0, 112 links
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.0 L (2.2 Imp gal) – Including Reserve
Ground Clearance 300 mm (11.8 in)
Overall Length 2310 mm (90.9 in)
Overall Width 875 mm (34.4 in)
Seat Height 935 mm (36.8 in)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 80/100-21 M/C 51P, tube type
Tires Rear 120/90-18 M/C 65P, tube type
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1485 mm (58.5 in)
Bore Stroke 90.0 mm (3.543 in) x 62.6 mm (2.465 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Fuel System MIKUNI BSR36, single
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Lubrication Dry sump
Warranty 12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty
2010 Suzuki DR-Z400S – Australia Specifications
MSRP: $TBA AU
398cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled
Telescopic, oil-damped, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Single hydraulic disc
Single hydraulic disc
One year unlimited km