2016 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2016 Suzuki DR-Z400S Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price
2016 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The long-running Suzuki DR-Z400S is the only mid-size dual sport bike available from Japan. A well-tested platform, the motor is dependable and has a friendly power delivery.

Tilting the scales over 300 pounds ready-to-ride, it is nowhere near as light as a dirt bike, but far more capable of handling technical single-track than adventure bikes, especially when fitted with more dirt-worthy tires. There are over 11 inches of plush suspension travel at both ends, yet the seat height is manageable at under 37 inches.

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2016 Suzuki DR-Z400S Specs:


  • Engine: SOHC single
  • Bore x stroke: 90.0 x 62.6mm
  • Displacement: 398cc
  • Cooling: Liquid-cooled
  • Compression ratio: 11.3:1
  • Fueling system: 36mm Mikuni BSR carburetor
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final drive: RK chain


  • Front brake: 250mm disc w/ 4-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable cartridge-style forks w/ 11.3 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload and compression-adjustable, shock w/ 11.6 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 80/100-21 tube-type
  • Rear tire: 120/90-18 tube-type


  • Overall length: 90.9 inches
  • Overall width: 34.4 inches
  • Wheelbase: 58.5 inches
  • Seat height: 36.8 inches
  • Ground clearance: 11.8 inches
  • Curb weight: 317 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 2.6 gallons

2016 Suzuki DR-Z400S Color:

  • Solid Iron Gray

2016 Suzuki DR-Z400S Price/Warranty:

  • $6599 MSRP
  • Warranty: 12-month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty