Buyers Guide 2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Buyer's Guide | Specs & PriceThe Japanese have shied away from supermoto bikes in recent years, but the venerable 2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM remains and is unchanged this year, except for the new color scheme.

It also happens to be the largest displacement supermoto machine Japan has ever sold in the United States. The DR-Z400SM is a supermoto version of the well-established DR-Z400S dual sport bike, sharing the same engine and frame. For supermoto service, the DR-Z400SM gets a suspension upgrade, 17-inch wheels, and Dunlop Sportmax street tires.

The result is a motorcycle that is a canyon bike, capable of the light-duty dirt riding, and still a fantastic commuter machine. Sure, we’d like to see fuel-injection and a 450cc motor, but until that updates comes, we enjoy the 2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM, as is

Read our Suzuki DR-Z400SM Review.

Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Specs:

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM priceENGINE

  • 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


  • Frame: Chromoly steel
  • Front suspension: Showa forks w/ damping adjustment
  • Rear suspension: Fully adjustable linkage-assisted shock
  • Front brake: Floating 300mm disc w/ 4-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Front tire: 120/70R17 tube-type
  • Rear tire: 140/70R17 tube-type


  • Overall length: 87.6 inches
  • Overall width: 33.7 inches
  • Wheelbase: 57.5 inches
  • Seat height: 35.0 inches
  • Ground clearance: 10.2 inches
  • Curb weight: 322 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 2.6 gallons

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Color:

  • Solid Special White No. 2

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Price:

  • $7199 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."

2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special First Look (5 Fast Facts)

The 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special changes this year focus on new colors and finishes. However, there are some other updates worth discussing. The...

2021 DOT Certified Helmet Performance Testing Update

We provide some deep insight into the latest 2021 DOT Certified Motorcycle Helmet performance testing, from failure rate to suggestions for regulators.

2021 Benelli TRK502 Review (15 Fast Facts for Sport-Touring)

Last month we tested the 2021 Benelli TRK502X adventure motorcycle and came away impressed. At first glance, the standard TRK502 doesn’t seem that much...

2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide First Look (6 Fast Facts)

The 2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide is here, and it’s louder and sleeker than ever—plus it has some wild new wheels. Here’s what’s new...

2021 Houston 3 Fantasy Supercross Tips (11 Fast Facts)

The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series is off to a mind-boggling start. The playing field is so level that the bubble is right...

2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114 First Look (6 Fast Facts)

When the Softail Standard was released last year and functionally the same motorcycle as the Street Bob, we knew something had to be afoot...