The DR-Z400S looks like an off-road machine, and it is - with all the unmatched performance capabilities you'd expect from a Suzuki. But look a little more carefully and you'll see you get a bonus: it's 100-percent street legal.
The DR-Z400's exceptional off-road performance should come as no surprise. After all, it uses the same advanced suspension as the renowned DR-Z400E. It also has a lightweight, compact design that helps it offer crisp handling everywhere from tight, technical trails to wide-open fire roads.
Off-road or on the street, the DR-Z400S provides strong torque across the powerband and amazing throttle response. And it features remarkably smooth performance, complemented by conveniences such as electric starting and a compact, easy-to-read instrument cluster.
On the trail or cross town, you can't beat the 2005 Suzuki DR-Z400S. Suggested Retail: $5,449 USD.
Engine: 398cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, DOHC 4-valve, liquid-cooled
Bore & Stroke: 90.0 x 62.6mm
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Fuel System: Mikuni BSR36
Lubrication: Dry sump
Ignition: Digital DC-CDI
Final Drive: #520 Chain
Overall Length: 2310mm (90.9"); Width: 875mm (34.4"); Height: 1230mm (48.4")
Seat Height: 935 mm (36.8 in.)
Ground Clearance: 300 mm (11.8 in.)
Wheelbase: 1485 mm (58.5 in.)
Dry Weight: 132 kg (291 lbs.)
- Front: Telescopic, oil-damped, adj. compression and rebound
- Rear: Link-type, fully-adj. compression/rebound and preload
Tires, Front: 80/100-21; Rear: 120/90-18
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.0 liter (2.64 gal.)
Color: Yellow, Blue/White
Warranty: 12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty.