2016 Suzuki DR-Z400SM | Dirt Rider
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2016 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

  • 2016 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

Editor's Rating



Displacement (CC)


Seat Height (in)


Wet Weight (lbs)


The world is yours to explore, and Suzuki's 2016 DR-Z400SM may be the bike to do it on. Weighing in at 321 pounds wet, the DR-Z400SM's 35.0-inch seat height may prove to be a perfect fit depending on your inseam. The DR-Z400SM boasts a 398cc powerplant to help you explore the planet in street-legal style. If you think this is the adventure machine for you, gather that $7,199, compare it to other adventure bikes, and be sure to take plenty of pictures as you hit the open road - although, you'll probably be spending more time riding the DR-Z400SM on the beaten path.

If you want 398cc of power in a street legal package, you should have no trouble finding a dual-sport die-hard who will swear up and down that the 2016 DR-Z400SM is THE bike for you. A lot of riders gravitate toward the DR-Z400SM for its friendly power, likable handling, and $7,199 retail. The 321-pound wet weight may or may not be acceptable to you, but it's hard to argue that the DR-Z400SM will take a mild licking and keep on ticking on the road and trail. See below for additional info, and be sure to read what we think of this bike and other adventure bikes.

"So many DR-Z400Ss were being converted to street only use that Suzuki did this themselves."

Sean Klinger, Dirt Rider Associate Editor



  • Bore (MM)90
  • Compression Ratio11.3:1
  • CoolingLiquid / Air
  • Displacement in CC398
  • Displacement in CI24.3
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterElectric
  • Stroke62.6
  • Valve ConfigurationDOHC


  • Numer Of Speeds5
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front Tire120/70 R17 M/C 58H
  • Rear Tire140/70 R17 M/C 66H


  • Front Brake Diameter300
  • Front Brake TypeHydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Diameter9.5
  • Rear Brake TypeHydraulic Disc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension Brand NameShowa┬«
  • Front Suspension TypeInverted Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)35


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)2.6
  • Manufacturer CountryJapan
  • Manufacturer TypeEnduro
  • Wet Weight (lbs)321
  • Wheelbase (in)57.5

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