Suzuki DR-Z400

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Suzuki DR-Z400
NSW Police Suzuki DR-Z400E.jpg
Engine398 cc (24.3 cu in) 4-stroke single
Bore / stroke90.0 mm × 62.6 mm (3.54 in × 2.46 in)
Compression ratio11.3:1
Top speed94 mph (151 km/h)[1]
Power33.4 hp (24.9 kW)[1]
Torque25.6 lb⋅ft (34.7 N⋅m)[1]
Transmission5-speed manual, constant-mesh, chain-drive[1]
Frame typeDiamond Block
Seat heightE/S: 935 mm (36.8 in)
SM: 890 mm (35.0 in)
Weight319 lb (145 kg)[1] (wet)
Fuel capacity10 L (2.2 imp gal; 2.6 US gal)
Oil capacity2 L (0.44 imp gal; 0.53 US gal)
Fuel consumption44.4 mpg‑US (5.30 L/100 km; 53.3 mpg‑imp)[1]
RelatedKawasaki KLX400[2]

The Suzuki DR-Z400 is a dual-sport motorcycle manufactured by Suzuki beginning in 2000. It is powered by a single-cylinder, 398 cc (24.3 cu in), carbureted, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine.[2]

Kawasaki marketed a private labeled version of the DR-Z known as the KLX400 – it is nearly identical to the DR-Z400 except for bodywork and some accessories.[2]

The DR-Z is used by the Australian Army and is slightly modified for the Army role.[3]

The DR-Z400 has been produced in four variants:

  • DR-Z400 - kick-start only, not street legal (US), possibly street legal (AUS).
  • DR-Z400E - electric-start, not street legal (US), street legal (AUS)
  • DR-Z400S - street legal (headlight, taillight, turn signals, mirrors and horn)
  • DR-Z400SM - Supermoto, first year 2005, street legal, comes standard with 17-inch (430 mm) sportbike inspired wheels, oversize front and rear brakes, RMZ rear swing-arm and inverted forks.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Performance Index" (PDF). Motorcycle Consumer News. Bowtie Magazines. January 2008. p. 31. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  2. ^ a b c Kawasaki KLX400
  3. ^ "Motorcycle, Patrol, Off Road, MC2, Suzuki DR-Z400E" (PDF).

External links[edit]

  • DR-Z400s - American Suzuki Motorcycles official site