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The Suzuki DRZ400SM is a dual purpose motorcycle powered by a single cylinder liquid cooled four stroke engine.
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★★★★★

“Great Bike”

Written on: 13/11/2012

Love it - easy to ride. Usable power. great handling. Very reliable… Read Full Review

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“Great bike to start riding again”

Written on: 10/05/2012 by Newfoundland (1 review written)

I bought this bike after not riding for about 20 years and am nothing but pleased. Only downside is no sixth gear and very very uncomfortable seat. Other than that I have nothing negative to say about this machine… Read Full Review

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“I have now had my DR for 4 months. Firstly, lets get...”

Written on: 08/07/2010

I have now had my DR for 4 months. Firstly, lets get the moans out of the way. I have to say that I agree with some comments and you should avoid motorways and it would be great to have a 6th gear. The Dunlop tyres are not great, bit twitchy on the front on a wet road. Okay moans over.

This bike is a great laugh. It is such good fun on normal roads. The engine is bullet proof, it has never stalled and it sounds great. It handles great in the dry and for a 400 single smoto it is quick off the… Read Full Review

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“I had a old DRZ400 scrambler for about 4 years and it...”

Written on: 06/07/2010

I had a old DRZ400 scrambler for about 4 years and it was the most reliable machine ever. Unfortunately in Dec 2008 it was stolen and I bought myself a DRZ400SM from a useless dealer in Dundee Terrace Edinburgh. What a problem bike this machine turned out to be. Two of us had two bikes both about the same age and both had the same problems. Within 6 months both rear indicators had simply fallen off their poor built brackets. We repaired these using wood screws. 6 months after buying the bike on… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This is a fantastic little bike, although motorway...”

Written on: 29/05/2010

This is a fantastic little bike, although motorway riding is a bit of a nightmare and i would agree with everyone else it could do with a sixth gear.But get this on the twistys and it becomes a totally different bike,just handles like a dream.The best thing to do with this bike is to tune it up.I've got the yoshi pipe, k&n filter, 3x3 airbox mod, dyno jet kit. When the rear tyre went i stuck pirelli diablo 150 on the back which is an excellent choice. I changed the headlight as the orignal… Read Full Review

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“got nothing more to say than i love the dam thing back...”

Written on: 05/02/2010

got nothing more to say than i love the dam thing back tyre life dissapointing averaging 2500 miles [dunlop sportmax] and seat uncomfartable on long journeys which eventually you get used to and small tank capacity[not much more than my previous bike 125 van van in which it shares same naff mirrors] other than that i loooooooooove it… Read Full Review

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“I've got a 40 mile commute on motorways a roads and...”

Written on: 05/02/2010

I've got a 40 mile commute on motorways a roads and town and I've got all sorts of bikes to do it with but when the weather is rubbish the DRZ is my favourite. It'll do 95mph comfortably at below freezing(with earplugs and no headwind). It'll lean over in the wet and slides predictably at 70+ mph. It's the best way to get to work with a big stupid grin on your face. Oh and it might get you a few tickets… Read Full Review

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“Spent a lot of time looking before going for a black...”

Written on: 22/08/2009

Spent a lot of time looking before going for a black one,found it to be good value for money,cheap to run, easy to ride and simple to look after.Sixth gear would be nice,and the back tyre can wear quickly ,and fuel tank range is a bit poor,but for a bit of fun without too much outlay for a blast on days off,travel to work or pop to the shop Suzuki DR-Z400SM is a good buy!… Read Full Review

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“I have a Suzuki DR 2007 400SM. A little underpowered...”

Written on: 12/07/2009

I have a Suzuki DR 2007 400SM. A little underpowered at first but I added a K&N air filter, a stage 2 jet kit, a Yoshi pipe and a 39 tooth rear sprocket. Now the bike is great fun to ride. After the original 140 rear tyre was finished I put on a Conti 160sm. Looks good but it is a little harder to slide out the rear now. Perhaps a 150 would be a better choice. Overall I would say that the 400 SM is good bang for your buck… Read Full Review

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“Suzuki DR-Z400SM is an incredible machine. Upside down...”

Written on: 21/06/2009 by lewigit (1 review written)

Suzuki DR-Z400SM is an incredible machine. Upside down forks standard, excellent engine, reliable, fun, bargain… Read Full Review

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“The Suzuki DR-Z400SM is a really cool bike but a...”

Written on: 18/04/2009 by kmeachin (1 review written)

The Suzuki DR-Z400SM is a really cool bike but a little revy in top gear( 5th) agree with most other owners it could do with a 6th gear. Have a Yoshy pipe on so sounds cool. some guys say should change to 44 sprocket but sure this would make it more revvy in top gear??????… Read Full Review

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“This Suzuki DR-Z400SM bike is where I've come to after...”

Written on: 02/04/2009 by kava (3 reviews written)

This Suzuki DR-Z400SM bike is where I've come to after a few different bikes and it fits me well. Started on 70cc 4 strokes, then XT350 to Mexico and around, then ninja zx750r for quite a few years. To me this is what an adventure touring platform should be like, but there are some sorely lacking details (see Bad Points). I can stop on the shoulder of the interstate and wind it out back into traffic pretty well, but it's no 750, you really have to wind it out to catch into traffic. Plenty of… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

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Written on: 11/02/2009


The Suzuki DR-Z400SM is an excellent bike for beginners / commuters - cheap to run and maintain, easy to drive in town,
- a lot of fun !
Not as powerful as other SM , probably needs another 10 bhp and a 6th gear
- very small fuel tank
- gets uncomfortable after 40 ms riding
recommended !
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★★★★★

“The DRZ400sm is a blast to ride, even if you are used...”

Written on: 29/01/2009 by PeteNfla (1 review written)

The DRZ400sm is a blast to ride, even if you are used to riding a hi-po 1000cc sport bike. Its a bike in a whole new category, (MOTARD!). It does almost everything right. It could use a 6th gear to drop the rpms down at interstate speeds. If you want a motorcycle that is a great in-town or rural commuter, and also a back-road-carving-bullet-proof-engined-wheelie-machine, this is the bike for you. Oh, and it looks cool too!… Read Full Review

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“For a road supermoto its the best i have owned one for...”

Written on: 21/12/2008

For a road supermoto its the best i have owned one for a while and its great quite pokey no r1 lovely bike to wheelie. Everythings great except stupid little tool bag on the back but it is easily changed. The battery is not the best needs a few parts to make it have more feel… Read Full Review

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“An absolutely fantastic bike, zips through traffic,...”

Written on: 28/09/2008 by jonny99 (1 review written)

An absolutely fantastic bike, zips through traffic, good on fuel, very pokey engine, highest CC in the road tax band. I love it. Even on a motorway hike of 100 miles and another hundred or so on dual carridgeway and A-roads (riding smoothly and at the speed limits as i'm still running in) i was getting close to 70mpg.

Only slight downside i will otherwise mention is the street-cred. So many cars see it and think it's a 50CC or 125CC, and stupidly overtake at the wrong times. You need to be… Read Full Review

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“To get the best out of this bike, the carburettor,...”

Written on: 13/09/2008 by aderunner (1 review written)

To get the best out of this bike, the carburettor, camshafts, and base gasket should all be changed for the stock items which are fitted to the DRZ400E model. None of these changes affect the reliability of the bike, but improve the power tremendously, and are all Suzuki items. If a 44 tooth sprocket is used on the back wheel, more bottom end power is achieved, and the standard chain (110 links) can still be used. The 47 tooth used on the DRZ400E, is too much for road use. An aftermarket… Read Full Review

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Mike Hinch's Response to aderunner's Review

Written on: 27/02/2010

I found this review very helpful because...Good technical solid info, Just bought 1! cheers

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★★★★☆

“All in all not bad but understand it rides like a...”

Written on: 29/06/2008 by corkymoore (1 review written)

All in all not bad but understand it rides like a dirtbike not a street bike… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent value for money and a lot of fun. Not...”

Written on: 14/05/2008

Excellent value for money and a lot of fun. Not expensive to buy or run (falls into lower tax band £32 pa). Very light so easy to handle and goes like stink! Suspension and brakes fabulous. Build quality mostly OK and many body parts very cheap… Read Full Review

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“I think if you are into supermoto then i would think...”

Written on: 13/02/2008

I think if you are into supermoto then i would think about this bike… Read Full Review

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