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:

ENGINE

  • 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

CHASSIS

  • 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