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2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S

  • 2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S



Displacement (CC)


Seat Height (in)


Wet Weight (lbs)


Suzuki's 2018 DR-Z400S was built with the serious off-road enthusiast in mind. 398cc of power, a 37-inch seat height, and a sticker price of $6,699 differentiate this Suzuki in what has become a highly competitive segment of the motorcycle market. Built in Japan but ridden the world over, the DR-Z400S was designed to be taken straight off the showroom floor and ridden away from the truck and into the elements - a 2.6-gallon tank provides fuel for the journey. Of course, a wide variety of mods for the DR-Z400S are available through a number of aftermarket companies in order to help you fine-tune this Suzuki to your exact liking, although some of these changes may render it a competition-only machine. See what we think of the DR-Z400S and similar machines.

Some would argue that Suzuki's best off-road years are behind it, but that doesn't mean that these machines aren't reliable, fast, or fun. Motorcycles like the 2018 DR-Z400S - which comes in at 317-pounds wet, measures at 37 inches tall at the seat, and runs for $6,699 - are still popular and viable off-road steeds that are loved by their respective owners. Engine duties are handled by the 398cc powerplant, while telescopic fork suspension keeps things on the level. But don't just take our word for it; get out there and ride a DR-Z400S for yourself, because you may find that you are one of the many off-road specialists who absolutely love this motorcycle.



  • 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 Tire80/100 R21 51P
  • Rear Tire120/90 R18 65P


  • Front Brake Diameter250
  • Front Brake TypeHydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Diameter8.7
  • Rear Brake TypeHydraulic Disc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension TypeTelescopic Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)36.8


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)2.6
  • Manufacturer CountryJapan
  • Manufacturer TypeDualSport
  • Wet Weight (lbs)317
  • Wheelbase (in)58.5

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