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Suzuki DR-Z SuperMoto
Suzuki DR-Z SuperMoto

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SUZUKI’S new follows hard on the heels of new supermotos from Yamaha and so is it more of the same or can it offer different?

The DR-Z400SMВ is a road-going, version of Suzuki’s DRZ400S bike. This official factory version follows on the recent street supermotos by its rivals Yamaha — the -В and Honda —

Suzuki says its DRZ-SM is to encapsulate Supermoto with a of handling and performance.

On paper, the engine’sВ 39bhp may not seem but it’s very light and up for its lack of power. It’s not to rip your arms off or even the most timid of riders, but pretty lively.

The motor up reasonably quickly for a single and to perform better the more you it. Flat out you’ll just 100mph on the clock, but that’s in conditions. Getting to anything 75mph seems to take

But around town, or riding twisty switchbacks, it’s to hustle along, nipping The front will lift in the two gears but you soon run out of revs if not got the skill to keep it there on the brake.

At just 134kg it’s light and the wide bars it will flick from one to the other quickly. In tight just lay it over, stick out leg and if it moves just pick it up again. It makes mincemeat of roundabouts.

There’s lots of in the suspension to cope with hopping, slight off-road and speed humps. But there to be too much travel in the forks they’re very soft. hard and the front tries to its head under the road a scared ostrich.

The brakes initially feel spongy, but once the pads the large disc they hard. With the rear you can get the back end to move around. But the doesn’t like been down from top.

Suzuki DR-Z SuperMoto

It’s difficult to find afterВ several quick down and gear changes require a action.

The seat is uncomfy, got just a 10 litre tank just over two gallons, and riding is a big no-no due to the windblast and

If you’ve got a short journey to especially through town, it good sense. In London, bike would be perfect. light, quick, with mirrors, a tall riding and it looks good.

Running should be low, the engine is proof and it should hold up after a low speed spill.

If you want a bike to have fun down country lanes or for the odd trackday then it’s a alternative. If you’re thinking using it as a race bike or able to hang onto the of sports bikes then again, it’s not got the power.

The SM is fun on the right roads -В and to live with and servicing and should be cheap. It looks the but, if you’re used to quicker you’ll hate it few weeks due to its lack of power especially if you regularly ride on roads. If it hadВ  another this would be a cracking

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