DRZ 400

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Suzuki AN 400 S

Suzuki’s DRZ400 — an all workhorse

Photographers Viewpoint by Gregory: Suzuki DR-Z

We took the Suzuki to the Nurburgring to me to get around the inside of the Nordschleife a myriad labyrinth of twisty leading to trackside viewpoints. We up arguing over who would get to it round the track next. The thing you notice as you swing a leg this machine is just how far the ground suddenly is! Yup it’s a on wheels.

With a seat of 37 inches getting on and off the thing is a bit of a for the vertically challenged. At a strapping myself (although I’m tall for my I found the best method was to pop it first and climb on as you pull Cool when you get it right and for the crowd when you don’t.

The enormous suspension travel a foot at both ends!) just enough with my on it for me to get one tippy-toe down but the whole is just so light anyway that in practice, I could live with it. Under the bike is as sure-footed and nimble as you would expect from a bred machine.

The response from the 400cc four-… lump is mildly at first. I was expecting to stomp from tickover as each … thumped through the tyre. Not so. This new breed of … single delivers torque higher up the scale and there’s plenty of it.

It positively on revs and there’s never a of harsh vibration. Once you any preconceptions about four singles, you just wring last one of those 7600 rpm to smooth predictable power. it some stick and 40 odd horsepower bike and rider forwards.

The machine is so light you really the engine and brakes are operating on you and you can happily thrash it all day long. We because we did.

It wasn’t before the bike was prised my possession, coincidentally after had scared themselves silly on the 1000 on a freshly damp Now this is a no-nonsense motocrosser lights, complete with style knobblies. Who in their mind would choose to a dirt bike around the when there’s a selection of finest race reps to from?

Suzuki AN 400 S

The answer surprisingly is — who tried it!

The DR-Z is an absolute around the track. You get wasted on the but find yourself looking over the top of sportsbikes when you them under braking. sportsbikes under braking?

hang on a minute, this is a we’re talking about it? Incredible but true. In fact you learn to just blast bigger bikes like demented lunatic, hopelessly and way too fast before bouncing out of the like Wile-E-Coyote from an catapult.

It corners like a diabolical between a pogo stick and a Newton’s laws of physics no apply to you.

Like else who tried it, I found giggling hysterically, hurling it bends with reckless before deliberately grabbing of throttle at ludicrous angles of It never occurs to you that you make it and anyway you could jump the curbs… Those tyres are remarkably well and the suspension just soaks up you throw at it. So much so that my claim to fame amongst knee-down balls out racer was that I once managed to get the down without actually it (and only twice I actually did).

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

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