Yoshimura Suzuki DR-Z450SM - The 12 Bikes Of XXXMAS

Throwing The (Wish) Book At A Street-Legal Supermoto

By Ari Henning, Photography by Scott Hoffman
tech
SPEC
Price Approx. $20,000
Engine type l-c single
Valve train DOHC, 4v
Displacement 449cc
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower 53.2 bhp @ 8800 rpm
Claimed torque 36.28 lb.-ft. @ 7500 rpm
Frame Steel semi-double cradle
Front suspension 47mm Works Connection Showa inverted fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Works Connection Showa shock with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake Two-piston Braking caliper, 320mm Braking wave rotor
Rear brake Single-piston Nissin caliper, 240mm Braking wave rotor
Front tire 120/70R-17 Dunlop D208F Sportmax
Rear tire 140/70R-17 Dunlop D208 Sportmax
Seat height 35.0 in.
Wheelbase 57.5 in.
Fuel capacity 3.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight 310 lbs.
Contact www.yoshimura-rd.com

Verdict | Naughty
4.5 stars out of 5
The world's trickest street-legal supermoto. But $20,000? Seriously?!

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