Suzuki’s SuperMotard DR-Z400SM is based on the proven DR-Z400E. So it combines Supermotard pedigree encompassed in a narrow, lightweight, street-legal package. This bike brings off-road soul and fun to paved roads. It’s not uncommon to take the SM down a twisty forest road, around tight mountain corners, or through commuter traffic.
Its 398cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine provides strong low-rpm torque and crisp throttle response for any of these occasions. Key differences between the DR-Z400SM and the DR-Z400E are the inverted front fork, wide 17-inch spoke-style wheels, and a 300mm diameter floating front brake rotor. The inverted fork contributes to less unsprung weight and improved overall handling, while the large brake and wider rims with high-grip tires offer an exhilarating sportsbike experience.
The 398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve engine produces broad, tractable power and torque, and features compact, streamlined design for the double advantage of low engine positioning and extra-slim, off-road rider-friendly chassis.
47mm SHOWA inverted front forks derived from the RM-Z motocross series make for extra-smooth action. Compression damping features 21 clicks of adjustment whilst rebound damping features 19 clicks of adjustment.
A fully adjustable progressive linkage rear shock absorber (spring pre-load and compression damping adjustable) and aluminium swingarm ensure precise rear wheel control and excellent grip.