6. 2005 Suzuki DR-Z400 SM


Hey, we just featured the updated version of the DR-Z400 and even ran it against an electric bike. However, back in 2005, we decided to go all urban commando on the street-legal Suzuki supermoto. In a road test that reads like a hooligan how-to, then-editor, Sean Alexander, put the DR-Z through its paces.

He battled soccer mom-driven SUVs, rabid St. Bernards and a close encounter with an ocean cliff. Otherwise, it was all in a day’s work for the Suzook. In the end, Alexander declares that “the DRZ-SM is just about perfect for its intended usage.” What more could we ask for from a motorcycle?

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