Suzuki DRZ400SM Review

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2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Track Review

"If you're trying to find a tool to slice through inner city congestion look no further, as the punchy little 400 is great for squirting between gaps in traffic, and it's invigorating when pointed down a twisty road."
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(Motorcycle.com)
 

Forest

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lookin good! wow I had a DR400 some 25 years ago! tough bike
 

LivinLOS

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Bit heavy.. Bit under powered.. Bit dated..

I love mine !!
 

Forest

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was one of my first enduro..kind of 'inherited' it from my older bro when he got a new CBR (i guess..) ye was a bit heavy but glorious times ;)

Bit heavy.. Bit under powered.. Bit dated..

I love mine !!
 

KTMphil

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Reliability and decent handling/ performance, every time I ride mine I still really enjoy it.



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The 400 series seems to have earned the respect of many riders around the world.
 

LivinLOS

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The 400 series seems to have earned the respect of many riders around the world.
I find it a bit baffling that a bike with such a cult following, has had so little development..

I mean how hard would it be to take the basic RMX 450Z.. Increase the tank range, ensure it has enough oil capacity for decent service intervals, a useable 6 speed WR box, Put a better projector / HID type lighting on the front and voila.. With the same engine and frame setup they have already got manufacturing for they would have a solid successor to the line. One which would answer nearly every request / upgrade the DRZ needs.

I mean they sure sold enough Dizzys over the years, why the lack of interest in staying current.
 

Rudeboy

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I love mine although can't really use it now due to green book issues but that's a story for another thread when I have time,

the same engine was used in the ltz 400 quad I believe but was given fuel injection.
 

bill

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I find it a bit baffling that a bike with such a cult following, has had so little development..

I mean how hard would it be to take the basic RMX 450Z.. Increase the tank range, ensure it has enough oil capacity for decent service intervals, a useable 6 speed WR box, Put a better projector / HID type lighting on the front and voila.. With the same engine and frame setup they have already got manufacturing for they would have a solid successor to the line. One which would answer nearly every request / upgrade the DRZ needs.

I mean they sure sold enough Dizzys over the years, why the lack of interest in staying current.
I still have mine for everyday use.

Someone on Thumpertalk has developed a wide ratio gear set for the DRZ. If you combined that with the BB and stroker, you'd have a pretty versatile dualsport given those mods would address the low cruising speed and overall lack of power of the stock bike.

However, I've now succumbed to the need to own 3 bikes, one for dirt, one for road, and one for around town, so wont be modding the DRZ any more.
 

KTMphil

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I still have mine for everyday use.

Someone on Thumpertalk has developed a wide ratio gear set for the DRZ. If you combined that with the BB and stroker, you'd have a pretty versatile dualsport given those mods would address the low cruising speed and overall lack of power of the stock bike.

However, I've now succumbed to the need to own 3 bikes, one for dirt, one for road, and one for around town, so wont be modding the DRZ any more.



Bill - where is Ted's tricked out DRZ now? Is it for sale?
 
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