Buyers Guide Suzuki 2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price

2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price

2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S Buyer’s Guide

Although it has gotten a bit long in the tooth, and is much heavier and less powerful than the exotic European dual-sport motorcycles, the 2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S has simplicity and reliability going for it.

Suspension, ergonomics, and handling are from a bygone era, but the DR-Z400S still works if you’re willing to settle into a moderate pace off-road.

2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S priceOn the street, the DR-Z400S is comfortable and capable, making it an outstanding commuter motorcycle. Street-going riders will love the nice view from the 36.8-inch seat height, as well as the bike’s maneuverability.

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2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S Specs:


  • Type: Single cylinder
  • Displacement: 398cc
  • Bore x stroke: 90.0 x 62.6mm
  • Cooling: Liquid-cooled
  • Compression ratio: 11.3:1
  • Valve train: DOHC
  • Fueling: 36mm Mikuni BSR carburetor
  • Lubrication: Semi-dry sump
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final drive: RK chain


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

2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S Buyer's Guide DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 58.5 inches
  • Seat height: 36.8 inches
  • Ground clearance: 11.8 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 2.6 gallons
  • Curb weight: 317 pounds

2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S Color:

  • White

2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S Price:

  • $6699 MSRP

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 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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