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

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

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

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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