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2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S Review

2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S - DR-Z is the motor is only 400cc displacement DP Japanese original. Honda and Kawasaki along with offerings in the 230cc class (Honda only), 250cc and 650cc displacement, while the 200cc and 250cc Yamaha offers two models. European manufacturers such as beta, Husqvarna and KTM machines produce comparable displacement 350cc, 310cc and 450cc, and 350cc, respectively, but as the TE250 above, the motor barely disguised way.

2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S Dashboard

2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S - USA Specifications
US MSRP Price: $6,199 USD

Overall Length 2310 mm (90.9 in)
Overall Width 875 mm (34.4 in)
Overall Height 1230 mm (48.4 in)
Wheelbase 1485 mm (58.5 in)
Ground Clearance 300 mm (11.8 in)
Seat Height 935 mm (36.8 in)
Curb Weight 144 kg (317 lbs)
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, RK520KZ0, 112 links
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front Fork Stroke 288 mm (11.3 in)
Front Wheel Travel 288 mm (11.3 in)
Rear Wheel Travel 295 mm (11.6 in)
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 80/100-21 M/C 51P, tube type
Tires Rear 120/90-18 M/C 65P, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.0 L (2.6 US gallons)
Fuel Tank Capacity CA 9.5 L (2.5 US gallons)
Color Solid Black
Curb Weight Raw 317
Fuel Tank Capacity raw 2.6
Fuel Tank Capacity Raw 2.6
Seat Height Raw 36.8
Bore X Stroke 90.0 X 62.6 mm (3.543 X 2.465 in)
Displacement 398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Fuel System MIKUNI BSR36, single
Starter Electric
Lubrication System Dry Sump
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
MPG 65
MPG raw 65
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.

A glaring oversight of DR-Z engineers is the simple omission of brush guards. Certainly not a deal breaker but when Suzuki’s own DR650SE – a less dirt worthy model than the DR-Z400S – comes with these off-road-inspired items as standard equipment, it just makes you wonder why they didn’t install them on the 400. Another un-dirtbike-like facet of the DR-Z is its metal tank. One wrong dismount (which is an accepted aspect of aggressive off-road riding) and the DR-Z’s metal tank will forever wear a dented reminder of the event.

The Suzuki DR-Z400 has no direct competition in terms of displacement and price, making its performance and $6,199 MSRP a combination that’s hard to dismiss. The DR-Z is equally competent on the street as it is in the dirt. For the person wanting an enduro that can navigate a single-track or fire road as well as perform daily commuting duties and even some short adventure-touring trips, the DR-Z is a D-P bike worthy of consideration.
2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S Review Reviewed by Dening Nyess on Rating: 4.5

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