How’s this for a red-hot combination? Take the incredible versatility and performance of Suzuki’s renowned DR-Z400. Mix in street-legal capabilities and unmatched handling. Then add a double shot of aggressive Suzuki styling and attitude. The result is the 2006 DR-Z400SM.
For exceptional performance on the street, the DR-Z400SM offers remarkably smooth performance, along with a rush of torque across the powerband. For crisp handling, it features a lightweight, compact design, complemented by advanced suspension front and rear, including an RM250-derived inverted fork.
The DR-Z400SM Supermotard. It’s the definition of extreme performance - wherever you ride.
Suzuki’s new Supermotard model based on DR-Z400S - combines Supermotard style and features in a narrow, lightweight street-legal package
Long travel, Showa-brand inverted front fork derived from RM250 - features adjustable compression/rebound damping and alumite coating on inner tube surfaces for smooth action
A fully-adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster and aluminum swingarm for precise rear wheel control
Strong braking performance supplied by a front disc brake with a large 310mm floating-type rotor and dual-piston caliper, plus 240mm rear disc brake with single-piston caliper
Black-painted 17" aluminum rims and radial tires: 120/70-R17 front, 140/70- R17 rear
Lightweight 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong, usable low-rpm power
Compact 4-valve cylinder head with 36mm intake valves, 29mm exhaust valves, narrow 28º included valve angle and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment system
SCEM-plated cylinder (nickel-silicon-phosphorous) is lighter and more durable than an iron liner with excellent heat transfer properties
Forged aluminum piston is 10% lighter than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling to the piston crown through a crankcase oil jet
Compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance
Additional weight savings with magnesium valve cover, clutch cover, and magneto cover
Smooth throttle response with a MikuniTM BSR36 CV-type carburetor fed by 6-liter airbox. The left side cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter
Electric start with lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery
Automatic decompression system for quick/easy engine starts
Thermostatically-controlled cooling fan mounted to the left radiator helps maintain consistent operating temperature in traffic
Compact digital instrument cluster with speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer and stopwatch functions
On-road legal lighting with bright 60/55 watt halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals and horn
Narrow profile with smooth transitions between the tank, seat and bodywork
Chrome-moly steel frame is torsionally strong with minimal weight. The backbone tube, front down tube, and steering head gussets form the dry-sump engine oil tank
A bolt-on aluminum subframe helps reduce weight and simplify maintenance
Chrome-moly steel footpegs, aluminum rims/hubs, plus engine guard and rear disc guard