2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM: MD Ride Review -…

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2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM: MD Review

I love supermotards. I to race dirt bikes, and are the closest thing to a stripped ultra-light motocross bike … road worthy tires. I often wondered why more manufacturers do not offer supermotards for here in the U.S. particularly in a matching that of their top machines (450 cc).  I even asked Japanese when I have had the chance not?”

The answer usually has to do with the cost of developing a 450 cc for street use with much durability and much longer intervals than a motocrosser. I am it also has something to do with a analysis (i.e. whether or not consumers would buy such a So if you are holding your breath for your favorite Japanese 450 cc ripper to show up as a street supermoto, good luck.

What we do have here in the States is the Suzuki DR-Z400SM, Suzuki brought back to the market last year a short hiatus.

Suzuki has sold a DR-Z400 in iterations for more than a and its 398 cc engine, given its street guise, has always impressed us. carbureted, a cold start use of the choke (some of you may have what that is), but seems spot on once the is warm.

Given its relatively weight (321 pounds up), the 400SM offers acceleration around town, but expect strong roll-on at higher speeds. The 5 speed shifts as well as you would from a Suzuki, but you might for a sixth gear on the freeway.

Lots of nice components the DR-Z400SM, such as beautiful anodized Takasago Excel Renthal handlebar, and a fully Showa long-travel fork. The shock is also adjustable both high and low speed damping controls.

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Riding the is fun … in a way that is unique to supermotos their bolt upright wide handlebars, light and ultra-nimble/flickable handling. The beat of the cylinder is an enjoyable addition to the

The 300 mm front disc brake and its piston caliper, coupled the 240 mm rear disc, offers controllable braking, if not sport levels of power. That suspension can vary from to firm, depending on your and damping felt well (as it should for a model that has around for this long).

distance comfort is not this forte, but the seat does a better job than many sports I can recall, which design their seats too for extended street use.

In short, we still like the category a lot, but most do not see fit to offer such a model in the market.  We’re glad still does. At a U.S.

of $7,189.00, the 2014 Suzuki offers entertainment and reasonable for those looking for an elemental experience. More details and can be found at Suzuki’s web site .

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