2016 Suzuki DR-Z400S

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2016 DR-Z400S

The 2016 DR-Z400S is ideal for taking a ride down your favorite off-road trail. You'll be impressed with the amount of torque coming from the 398cc liquid-cooled power plant as well as the crisp handling from the adjustable suspension. This bike is completely street legal with an electric start and easy-to-read instrument cluster. Whether you're on the highway or in a tight twisty forest trail, the Suzuki DR-Z400S can't be beat.

Choose your own adventure. For those who love carving corners and the call of the wild, our DualSport machines deliver comfort on the street, control off the beaten path, and full command everywhere in between. Get ready for an ideal combination of lightweight agility and crisp handling.

Additional Features

  • A pouch on the rear fender carries the tool kit and owner’s manual.
  • Special design mirrors rotate to avoid damage in case of impact.
  • 12-month limited warranty

Chassis Features

  • A narrow frame combines thin chrome-moly steel tubes for exceptional torsional rigidity with minimal weight. The backbone tube, front down tube and steering head gussets form the dry-sump engine oil tank. A bolt-on aluminum sub-frame helps reduce weight and simplify maintenance.
  • Long travel (11.3 in), 49mm cartridge-style forks with protective rubber boots, feature adjustable compression/rebound damping and adjustable spring preload for smooth performance on all types of on/off-road terrain.
  • Rear shock absorber features 11.6 in of travel, compression damping/preload adjustments and connects to a lightweight aluminum swingarm through a progressive linkage system.
  • Sure stopping power is supplied by a 250mm front disc with a dual-piston caliper and a 220mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper.

Electrical Features

  • Electric start system provides convenient operation and features a lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery.
  • Compact digital instrument cluster with speedometer, odometer, and twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer and stopwatch functions.
  • On-road legal lighting with bright 60/55 watt H4 halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals and horn.

Engine Features

  • A compact design, 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong low-RPM power. Its compact 4-valve cylinder head features large 36mm intake valves and 29mm exhaust valves help produce broad, tractable power and torque ready for any terrain.
  • Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Materials (SCEM) cylinder is durable, lightweight and provides superior heat transfer.
  • Digitally mapped DC-CDI system monitors throttle position/engine rpm and adjusts ignition timing to maintain efficient combustion.
  • Forged aluminum piston is 10 percent lighter than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling through a crankcase oil jet.
  • A Mikuni™ 36mm carburetor is fed by a 6-liter air box to achieve smooth throttle response. The left side cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter.
  • Magnesium-alloy clutch, magneto and cam covers contribute to the bike’s low weight.

Transmission Features

  • A compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance.

General Information

Manufacturer Suzuki
Model Year 2016
Model DR-Z400S
Model Code DRZ400SL6
Stock Number N/A
Color Solid Black / Solid Iron Gray

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Disc brake, single floating rotor

Rear - Disc brake, single rotor

Tires

Front - 80/100-21 M/C 51P, tube type

Rear - 120/90-18 M/C 65P, tube type

Dimensions

Length 2310 mm (90.9 in)
Height 1230 mm (48.4 in)
Width 875 mm (34.4 in)
Weight 144 kg (317 lbs)
Ground Clearance 300 mm (11.8 in)
Wheelbase 1485 mm (58.5 in)
Seat Height 935 mm (36.8 in)

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, RK520KZ0, 112 links

Electrical

Lighting

Headlight - 12V 60/55W (H4)

Tail Light - 12V 21/51W

Engine

Engine 398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 398 cc
Bore x Stroke 90.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.54 in x 2.44 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Carburetion MIKUNI BSR36, single carburetor
Fuel Capacity 9.5 L (2.5 US Gal)
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Lubrication Semi-dry sump

Operational

Starting Electric
Suspension

Front - Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear - Link type, coil spring, oil damped

Other

Additional Colors Solid Special White No.2