Buyers Guide 2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S horsepowerUnchanged from last year, including no change in the price, the 2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S returns as the only mid-size dual-sport bike from Japan.

While the design is showing its age—it still uses a carburetor and the mirrors are vintage—the Suzuki DR-Z400S remains a viable bike both on- and off-road. For those who are serious about taking the DR-Z400S in the dirt, a tire swap is needed, but otherwise it’s ready for serious off-roading.

Those who need racing performance will look to the Euro dual-sport bikes, while DR-Z400S buyers will appreciate that it is a comfortable trail bike that can be ridden all day long at an enjoyable pace.

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2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S Specs:

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S for saleENGINE

  • 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 suspension: Fully adjustable cartridge-style forks; 11.3 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload and compression-adjustable, shock; 11.6 inches of travel
  • Front brake: 250mm disc w/ 4-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • 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

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S Color:

  • Solid Black

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S Price:

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

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price

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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