2005 Suzuki DR-Z 400SM

2005 Suzuki DR-Z 400SM pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$6,099
Type
On-Off Road
Insurance
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Model Type
On-Off Road
MSRP
$6,099
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
On-Off Road
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
2005
Parent Company
Suzuki
Display Name
DR-Z 400SM
Year
2005
Make
Suzuki
Engine Type
Single-Cylinder
Cylinders
1
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid / Air
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Bore (mm/in)
90 / 3.55
Stroke (mm/in)
62.6 / 2.47
Displacement (cc/ci)
398 / 24.3
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Carburetion Brand
Mikuni
Fuel Injector
No
Carburetor
Yes
Number Of Carburetors
1
Carburetor Size (mm)
36
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Reverse
No
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Chromed
No
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Wheel Diameter
17
Rear Tire Width
140
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Front Tire (Full Spec)
120/70 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
140/70 R17
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.8 / 300
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.5 / 240
Front Suspension Type
Inverted Fork
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Front Suspension Brand Name
Showa(R)
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
7.28
Width (in/mm)
34.3 / 870
Height (in/mm)
46.7 / 1185
Wheelbase (in/mm)
57.5 / 1460
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
11.8 / 300
Length (ft/ft)
7
Length (ft/in)
3.4
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
295 / 134
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
2.6 / 10
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.35
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
35 / 890
Number Of Seats
2
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Adjustable
No
Engine Case Guard
Yes
Fork Guards
Yes
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Heel Guards
No
Light Guard
No
Side Cover
Yes
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Lap Timer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Warranty (Months)
12
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Paint
Standard
Decal Kit
Standard
Tail Bag Material
Vinyl
Tail Bag Trim
Plain
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Folding
Yes
User Reviews
2 reviews
  • Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 17, 2008

    I owned a '55 BSA Gold Star and a '53 Indian Chief in 1959. Got married, sold both, and went to college. Had always wanted to get back in riding. Finally, in October, 2005, found a DR-Z 400 SM with 189 miles. (Previous owner thought it was a dual-purpose but found out otherwise and traded for a Kawasaki ...

    Reminds me somewhat of the Gold Star, but is much better. An ideal runabout. I use mostly in town with a little country road exploring in Cenral Texas. Rarely go over 25-30 miles on a trip. Open road up to 70 or so is ok. Had some wind problems at 60-70. Added a windshield. Made it easier to ride without crouching, but increased need for ear plugs. Also replaced seat with Corbin which lowered about 2 inches. Added Dirtz Bags (large size).

    I wish they hadn't used wire wheels. This is a street bike and tubes suck. Also, I'd like a tach and a center stand. You can get by without either but I like to see what the engine is doing and be able to service the chain easier.

    Would recommend to anybody who wants a bike that is zippy, lightweight, incredibly good handling, with fantastic brakes.

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  • DR-Z 400SM
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 02, 2008

    Wow - what a great bike! My total riding history is over 10 years but it was a good 8 years between the DRZ and my last Suzuki (500 Gamma - I lived in Germany for 6 years and had the pleasure of owning this 2-stroke beast!)

    So when I got back into riding, thought this would be a perfect transition ...

    David in West Palm Beach, FL

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