Buyers Guide Suzuki 2020 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Buyer's Guide: Specs & Prices

2020 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Prices

2020 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

Virtually unchanged in its 15 years in existence, and based on the DR-Z400S that debuted in 2000, the 2020 Suzuki DR-Z400SM continues to be a relevant motorcycle. Helping the DR-Z400SM along is the lack of supermoto motorcycles, its reputation for reliability, and a price tag of $7399.

The 2020 Suzuki DR-Z400SM’s DOHC motor is fed by a 36mm Mikuni carburetor, and there are no power modes or ABS. You do get liquid cooling and electric start, fortunately, though the styling is definitely dated. The motor has a good reputation and responds well to reasonable performance upgrades without becoming unreliable.

2020 DRZ400SMThe DR-Z400SM’s suspension is fully adjustable, with a beefy Showa inverted fork and linkage assisted shock. The wire-spoke 17-inch wheels are shod with Dunlop Sportmax D208 tires on Excel rims, so you can initiate slides at will.

This is a motorcycle that slips in an empty slot in the world of motorcycles and is a great learning tool for the budding supermoto racer. It just so happens that it is also incredibly fun as a commuter motorcycle, even with freeways in the mix. Urban riders will love its agility and 321-pound curb weight, though the 35-inch seat height will concern shorter and less-experienced riders.

2020 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: Four-stroke single
  • Displacement: 398cc
  • Bore x stroke: 90.0 x 62.6 mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.3:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 4 valves
  • Fueling: 36mm Mikuni BSR carburetor
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Lubrication: Dry sump
  • Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
  • Final drive: RK 520 KZO chain

CHASSIS 

  • Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable damping Showa inverted fork; 10.2 inches
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted fully adjustable shock; 10.9 inches
  • Wheels: Wire spoke w/ aluminum Excel rims
  • Front wheel: 17 x 3.50
  • Rear wheel: 17 x 4.50
  • Tires: Dunlop Sportmax D208
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire 140/70 x 17
  • Front brake: 300mm floating disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ single-piston caliper

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 57.5 inches
  • Rake: 26.2 degrees
  • Trail: 3.7 inches
  • Ground clearance: 10.2 inches
  • Seat height: 35.0 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 2.6 gallons
  • Curb weight: 321 pounds

COLORS

  • Solid Special White No. 2
  • Solid Iron Gray

2020 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Price:

  • $7399 MSRP

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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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