Suzuki DR-Z400S Riding Impression- Motorcycle reviews- Cycle World

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Suzuki DR-Z400S – Riding If the DR-Z can’t get you there, ah, probably not the bike’s fault.

Why Egan have all the fun? reading all about PE’s adventures on his Suzuki DR650. it like a good time to the DR-Z400S. For me, in fact, it would be the visit, even though been cranking these out 2000. I assumed that as a the smaller-displacement DR-Z would be smaller in scale compared to a or Honda XR650L.

Wrongish: the 317-pound 400 does weigh less than the 650s, its at 36.8 inches, is 2 inches than the DR650’s—not the best for my self when things go all off-road.On fireroads, the DR’s a Compared to a big Thumper, its oversquare engine is snappy/revvy and fun to use. But fire-roads have a habit of gnarly, steep, rutted of loose boulders; 317 pounds light when you’re to dealing with streetbikes, but your vertical ascent thanks to a badly placed and you find yourself sitting in the you’d hoped to avoid the DR-Z in

your lap, 317 pounds heavyish.

I’d like to blame the Bridgestone Wing tires, but when my pal Jim on the Suzuki, he and it had no trouble climbing up and the rock outcropping that had back my assault. In fact, who rides a very nice WR400F, said he thought the has a great motor and a pretty everything else—just too much (and me, JB, not enough skills…). For me, the DR-Z’s suspension feels in the ballpark.

For Jim, who is no longer to dress off the rack, it felt “sitting in a pool of Jell-O no shorts.” For serious climbing, the first gear is really too thankfully, it pulls like a from very low revs and clamber up all sorts of ridiculous anyway. A six-speed gearbox be better.

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In its defense, our DR-Z survived very well. Repeated testing did leave a lot of gouged but all four turnsignals remain The DR-Z also comes a sturdy aluminum skidplate to its underbelly, along with guards that will put up resistance to defend the water and left sidecover.

On the street, the great little and willing gearbox easily those 317 pounds as though a ballerina around town. suspension is even firmer on the and the seat feels like a of frozen bread—neither of which be so bad if the ground weren’t so far away. For me, stop requires full pronation. If you’re six feet and weigh about 160 with a …, you might love the

It’ll zot right up past 90 mph or so, and it okay for short hops at 70.

The of the DR-Z400S, of course, is that though things like KTMs and Husqvarnas have it slightly Flintstonian in terms of and style (Suzuki’s definitely its investment back on that its $6099 MSRP is well the $9K-plus competition—and it’s a set of handguards away from indestructible, not to mention being way on the street. It’s a good, motorcycle for the man who just wants to practically anywhere, keyword Not necessarily “well,” at least in my

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