2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

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Meet the 2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM, a tasty motorcycle that can deal great with the tough tracks and tight corners.

Compared to the DR-Z400S, the DR-Z400SM is slightly more agile thanks to its inverted forks which contribute to less unsprung weight. Out back there is an aluminum swingarm paired with a fully adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster.

Power comes from a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine with a displacement of 398cc. The unit is mated to a 5-Speed constant mesh transmission and is fed by a 2.6 gallons fuel tank.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle rides on RK Excel aluminum rims shod in radial tires. The wheels are combined with front and rear disc brakes which deliver a healthy amount of stopping power.

The 2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM is offered with a base price of $7,189.

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

Overview

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.

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Key Features:

Suzuki DR-Z400SM

• Suzuki’s Supermotard model based on DR-Z400S - combines Supermotard style and features in a narrow, lightweight street-legal package.

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Features and Benefits:

Engine Features:

• 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 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.

Chassis Features:

• 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.

• 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

Additional 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.

Specifications

Engine Type4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Displacement398cc
Bore x Stroke90.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.54 in x 2.44 in)
Compression Ratio11.3 : 1
Fuel SystemMIKUNI BSR36, single
StarterElectric
LubricationDry sump
Transmission5-speed constant mesh
Final DriveRK520KZO, 110 links
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 TankCapacity 2.6 US - Including Reserve
ColorSolid Special White / Solid Black
IgnitionElectronic ignition (CDI)
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)
Warranty12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
Price$7,189

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