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2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM


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The Suzuki DR-Z400SM is a rugged and versatile motorcycle designed for those who love adventures. The motorcycle is built around a 398 cc liquid cooled four stroke engine which delivers a generous low-rpm torque and plenty of power. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is mated on a 5-speed constant mesh transmission.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in check by a set of capable brakes which include a large 300mm floating-type rotor and dual-piston caliper, plus a 240mm rear disc brake with single-piston caliper.

The rider is met by a modern digital instrument cluster with speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer and stopwatch functions.

The front wheel is kept in check by a long travel, Showa-brand inverted front fork which features adjustable compression/rebound damping. Out back, you’ll find a fully adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping.

The Suzuki DR-Z400SM is offered with a starting price of $6,999 and comes with a 12 moth unlimited mileage warranty.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM.

Press release

Suzuki DR-Z400SM

The Suzuki DR-Z400SM is a street legal bike for serious dirt bike enthusiasts. It’s not uncommon to take the SuperMoto down a twisty forest trail as well as a tight canyon corners. Its 398cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine provides strong low-rpm torque and crisp throttle response for any of these occasions. They key difference from the DR-Z400SM and the DR-Z400S is the inverted forks. Inverted front forks contribute to less unsprung weight and improved overall handling.

Choose your own adventure. For those who love carving corners and the call of the wild, our DualSport machines deliver comfort on the street, control off the beaten path, and full command everywhere in between. Get ready for an ideal combination of lightweight agility and crisp handling.

Key Features

  • Additional weight savings with magnesium valve cover, clutch cover, and magneto cover.
  • Compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Renthal tapered aluminum handlebar for reduced vibration and an aggressive look.

ENGINE

  • Automatic decompression system for quick/easy engine starts.
  • Compact 4-valve cylinder head with 36mm intake valves, 29mm exhaust valves, narrow 28-degree included valve angle and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment system.
  • Electric start with lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery.
  • Forged aluminum piston is 10 percent lighter than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling to the piston crown through a crankcase oil jet.
  • Lightweight 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong, tractable low-rpm power.
  • SCEM-plated cylinder (nickel-silicon-phosphorous) is lighter and more durable than an iron liner with excellent heat transfer properties.
  • Smooth throttle response with a Mikuni™ BSR36 CV-type carburetor fed by 6-liter airbox. The left side cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter.
  • Thermostatically controlled cooling fan mounted to the left radiator helps maintain consistent operating temperature in traffic.

TRANSMISSION

  • Additional weight savings with magnesium valve cover, clutch cover, and magneto cover.
  • Compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance.

CHASSIS

  • A fully adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster and aluminum swingarm for precise rear wheel control.
  • A bolt-on aluminum subframe helps reduce weight and simplify maintenance.
  • RK Excel aluminum rims and radial tires: 120/70-R17 front, 140/70- R17 rear.
  • Chrome-moly steel frame tuned for Supermoto style riding is torsionally strong with minimal weight. The backbone tube, front down tube, and steering head gussets form the dry-sump engine oil tank.
  • 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.
  • New front and rear axle sliders
  • Strong braking performance supplied by a front disc brake with a large 300mm floating-type rotor and dual-piston caliper, plus 240mm rear disc brake with single-piston caliper

Specifications*

US MSRP Price$6,999
Suspension FrontInverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension RearLink type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes FrontDisc brake
Brakes RearDisc brake
Tires Front120/70R17M/C 58H, tube type
Tires Rear140/70R17M/C 66H, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity2.6 US - Including Reserve
ColorWhite
Overall Length2225 mm (87.6 in)
Overall Width855 mm (33.7 in)
Wheelbase1460 mm (57.5 in)
Ground Clearance260 mm (10.2 in)
Seat Height890 mm (35.0 in)
Curb Weight146 kg (321 lbs)
Transmission5-speed constant mesh
Final DriveRK520KZO, 110 links
IgnitionElectronic ignition (CDI)
Engine398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke3.543 in in x 2.465 in
Compression Ratio11.3 : 1
Fuel SystemMIKUNI BSR36, single
StarterElectric
LubricationDry sump
Warranty12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.

*All information is subject to change without notice. At Total Motorcycle, we want every ride to be safe and enjoyable. So always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Avoid excessive speeds. Never engage in stunt riding. Study your owner’s manual and always inspect your Suzuki before riding. Take a riding skills course or the course nearest you call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227.

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.



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