2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S Review —

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Suzuki AN 400 S

A dual-purpose motorcycle without

The 400cc DR-Z bridges the gap the modestly powered 250cc and the oftentimes overweight and street-biased models. Compared against its stable-mate, the 317-pound curb of the 400 bests its kin by 49 pounds and produces similar horsepower numbers. Our cranked out 31.2 hp, while the 650 we in our 2007 Three for Five: Bombers article pumped out ponies.

The big DR’s extra shines through in the torque churning out a significant 10.4 more than the 400’s ft-lb.

When we tested Yamaha’s last year, the 298-pound machine output 27.7 hp and ft-lb of torque. With the weighing only 19 pounds than the Yamaha but boasting more horsepower and 6.52 of torque, we’re attracted to the possibility of shedding some of the weight, bringing it closer to of the 250’s rather than to close the 50-pound gap between the 400 and

After a day of swapping the Suzuki for the TE250 (see our forthcoming it is our opinion that by reducing the weight, stiffening its suspension and some aggressive rubber on its the DR-Z can be transformed into a off-road weapon. While the DR-Z down to the TE’s wet weight is impractical, getting it to or below 300 lbs is within reason.

A fully adjustable, 49mm fork with 11.3 of travel combined with a shock adjustable for preload and damping with 11.8 of travel are formidable suspension Plush stock settings minor street imperfections but are to bottom out during aggressive riding. Stiffening both and rear components allows a to better explore the DR-Z’s

Not the best we’ve tested, but power from the DR-Z’s front disc brake a dual-piston caliper and a 220mm disc brake with a caliper is more than The front brake delivers a initial bite and is easy to which is crucial when with the small-knobby stock tire.

In addition to its streetable Suzuki equipped the DR-Z road-going niceties such as a instrument cluster with meters (with addition/subtraction a clock, timer and stopwatch There’s also passenger a helmet lock and a thick, narrow, seat providing more comfort than dirt bikes.

While the 398cc, DOHC, Single produces usable of low-end torque, Suzuki the DR-Z with a five-speed that limits a rider’s of power delivery. While 650cc D-P bikes also five gears, we’d the 400 to have a six-speed gearbox the majority of small- and mid-displacement D-P

Southern California highways and common 80-mph flow of (when traffic is flowing) is a much for the DR-Z. The engine is quite fast to keep pace which makes for a experience. At 65 mph and under the single-cylinder thumps along at a tolerable

A sixth cog in the DR-Z’s transmission go a long way in making the DR-Z a freeway machine.

Suzuki AN 400 S
Suzuki AN 400 S
Suzuki AN 400 S

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