2022 Suzuki DR-Z400S Buyer’s Guide [Specs, Photos, Price]

The Suzuki DR-Z400S keeps chugging along, returning unchanged for 2022, except for a $100 price increase. The 2022 Suzuki DR-Z400S is a venerable dual-sport motorcycle in its 23rd year, flourishing in changing times without evolving.

Although EFI is now the norm, the DR-Z400S continues to have the motor’s 398cc combustion chamber fed by a 36mm Mikuni BSR carburetor. There’s a vacuum-style petcock that you switch to reserve should you run the 2.6-gallon fuel tank down. On chilly mornings, you’ll need to use the manually actuated choke. Don’t worry, you do get electric start and liquid-cooling as part of the DOHC package.

2022 Suzuki DR-Z400S Buyer's Guide: Price, MSRP, For Sale, Specs

The dual-sport legend has nearly fully adjustable suspension, with a cartridge-style conventional fork and linkage-assisted shock. The only damping adjustment missing is rebound damping on the shock. Suspended wheel travel exceeds 11 inches at both ends.

Street-friendly Bridgestone Trail Wing tires are mounted on wire-spoke wheels with aluminum rims—a genre-standard 21-/18-inch combo.

Although the 2022 Suzuki DR-Z400S won’t keep up with the modern, highly dirt-oriented dual-sport motorcycles available today, it is quite capable on pavement, including the freeway. If you’re not interested in riding at race speeds in the dirt, the DR-Z will get you pretty much anywhere you want to go.

We have tested the Suzuki DR-Z400S

2022 Suzuki DR-Z400S 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
  • Final drive: RK 520 KZO O-ring chain


  • Frame: Chromoly backbone design w/ bolt-on aluminum subframe
  • Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable 49mm cartridge-style fork; 11.3 inches
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload and compression-damping adjustable shock; 11.6 inches
  • Wheels: Wire spoke w/ aluminum rims
  • Front wheel: 21 x 1.60
  • Rear wheel: 18 x 2.15
  • Front tire: 80/100 x 21; Bridgestone Trail Wing 41
  • Rear tire 120/90 x 18; Bridgestone Trail Wing 42
  • Front brake: 250mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc w/ single-piston caliper
  • ABS: None


  • Wheelbase: 58.5 inches
  • Rake: 27.1 degrees
  • Trail: 4.2 inches
  • Seat height: 36.8 inches
  • Ground clearance: 11.8 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 2.6 gallons
  • Curb weight: 317 pounds
  • Colors: Solid Iron Gray/Solid Black

2022 Suzuki DR-Z400S Price: $6999 MSRP