2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2017 DR-Z400S

The 2017 DR-Z400S is ideal for taking a ride down your favorite off-road trail or ribbon of asphalt. 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 ultra-reliable bike is completely street legal with an electric start and easy-to-read instrument cluster. New solid black bodywork with bold, contrasting color graphics makes the bike stand out on the road, on the trail, or even parked. Whether you're on the highway or on a twisty forest path, the Suzuki DR-Z400S can't be beat.

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
  • Genuine Suzuki accessories include a low profile seat, cargo rack, hand guard set and more

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.), 49 mm 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 250 mm front disc with a dual-piston caliper and a 220 mm 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, 398 cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong low-RPM power. Its compact 4-valve cylinder head features large 36 mm intake valves and 29 mm 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™ 36 mm 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
  • A compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance

General Information

Manufacturer Suzuki
Model Year 2017
Model DR-Z400S
Model Code DR-Z400SL7
Color Solid Black



Front - Disc, single floating rotor

Rear - Disk, single rotor


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

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


Length 90.9 in. (2,310 mm)
Height 48.4 in. (1,230 mm)
Width 34.4 in. (875 mm)
Weight Curb - 317 lbs. (144 kg)
Ground Clearance 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Wheelbase 58.5 in. (1,485 mm)
Seat Height 36.8 in. (935 mm)


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



Headlight - 12V 60/55W (H4)

Tail Light - 12V 21/5W


Engine 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 398cc
Bore x Stroke 3.54 x 2.44 in. (90 x 62.6 mm)
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel System Mikuni BSR36, single carburetor
Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal. (9.5 l)
Ignition Electronic CDI
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Semi-dry sump


Starting Electric

Front - Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear - Link-type, coil spring, oil damped