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

2020 DRZ400SM seat height

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 DRZ400SM

The 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Solid Special White No. 2
  • Solid Iron Gray

2020 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Price:

  • $7399 MSRP

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