2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S

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Thanks to its tough construction, rugged wheels and potent engine, the Suzuki DR-Z400S is able to reward you with first class performances both on- and off-road.

To be able to deal with tough jobs without backing down, the 2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S is fitted with a narrow frame made of thin chrome-moly steel tubes. The frame houses a 398 cc, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine which sends its power to the ground through a five speed, constant mesh transmission.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept under control by a 250 mm front disc with dual-piston caliper and a 220 mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper.

You also get a 49 mm cartridge-style fork and a rear shock absorber that offers 11.6 in of wheel travel.

As far as prices are concerned, the 2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S can be yours for no less than $6,599.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 DR-Z400S.


Suzuki DR-Z400S

The 2014 DR-Z400S is ideal for taking a ride down your favorite off-road trail. You’ll be impressed with the amount of torque coming from the 398cc liquid-cooled powerplant as well as the crisp handling from the adjustable suspension. This bike is completely street legal with an electric start and easy-to-read instrument cluster. Whether you’re on the highway or in a tight twisty forest trail, the Suzuki DR-Z400S can’t be beat.

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S Features and Benefits:

Engine Features:

• A compact design, 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong low-RPM power. Its compact 4-valve cylinder head features large 36mm intake valves and 29mm exhaust valves help produce broad, tractable power and torque ready for any terrain.

• Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Materials (SCEM) cylinder for durable, lightweight and provides superior heat transfer.

• Digitally mapped DC-CDI system monitors throttle position/engine rpm and adjusts ignition timing to maintain efficient combustion.

• 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.

• A Mikuni™ 36mm carburetor fed by a 6-liter airbox provides smooth throttle response. The left side cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter.

• Electric start system provides convenient operation and features a lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery.

• Magnesium-alloy clutch, magneto and cam covers contribute to weight reduction.

Transmission Features:

• A compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance.

Chassis Features:

• A narrow frame combines thin chrome-moly steel tubes for exceptional torsional rigidity 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.

• Long travel (11.3 in), 49mm cartridge-style forks with protective rubber boots, feature adjustable compression/rebound damping and adjustable spring preload for smooth performance on all types of on/off-road terrain.

• Rear shock absorber features 11.6 in of travel, compression damping/preload adjustments and connects to a lightweight aluminum swingarm through a progressive linkage system.

• Sure stopping power is supplied by a 250mm front disc with dual-piston caliper and a 220mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper.

Additional Features:

• 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 H4 halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals and horn.

• A pouch on the rear fender carries tool kit and the owner’s manual.


Engine Type4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke90.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.54 in x 2.44
Compression Ratio11.3 : 1
Fuel SystemMIKUNI BSR36, single
LubricationDry sump
Transmission5-speed constant mesh
Final DriveChain, RK520KZ0, 112 links
Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension RearLink type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes FrontDisc brake
Brakes RearDisc brake
Tires Front80/100-21 M/C 51P, tube type
Tires Rear120/90-18 M/C 65P, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity2.6 US - Including Reserve
ColorSolid Black
IgnitionElectronic ignition (CDI)
Overall Length2310 mm (90.9 in)
Overall Width875 mm (34.4 in)
Wheelbase1485 mm (58.5 in)
Ground Clearance300 mm (11.8 in)
Seat Height935 mm (36.8 in)
Curb Weight144 kg (317 lbs)
Warranty12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.

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