KTM 625 SMC Vs. Suzuki DR-Z400SM - Swinging Singles - Street-Legal Supermoto Comparo

KTM 625 SMC Vs. Suzuki dr-Z400SM

By Brian Catterson, Photography by Joe Bonnello
2006
KTM
625 SMC
PRICE
MSRP
$8598
ENGINE  
Type
l-c single
Valve arrangement
SOHC, 4v
Bore x stroke
101.0mm x 78.0mm
Displacement
625cc
Compression ratio
11.7:1
Transmission
5-speed
Final drive
chain
CHASSIS
Weight (wet)
342 lb. (155kg)
Weight (dry)
328 lb. (149kg)
Rake
27.0 deg.
Trail
3.9 in. (99mm)
Wheelbase
59.5 in. (1510mm)
Seat height
35.8 in. (909mm)
Fuel capacity
2.4 gal. (9L)
SUSPENSION
Front
48mm inverted cartridge
fork, adjustable for rebound and
compression damping
Rear
single shock, adjustable
for spring preload, rebound and
compression damping
PERFORMANCE
Horsepower
49.5 @ 13,000 rpm
Torque
41.3 lb.-ft. @ 11,000 rpm
Corrected 1/4-mile*
13.28 sec. @ 95.98 mph
0–60 mph
4.82 sec.
Top-gear roll-on
5.12 sec.
Fuel mileage  
(low/high/average)
39/70/39

*Performance with test-session weather conditions corrected to
sea-level standard conditions (59 degrees F, 29.92 in. of mercury).

2006
SUZUKI
DR-Z400SM
PRICE
MSRP
$6199
ENGINE  
Type
l-c single
Valve arrangement
DOHC, 4v
Bore x stroke
90.0mm x 62.6mm
Displacement
398cc
Compression ratio
11.3:1
Transmission
5-speed
Final drive
chain
CHASSIS
Weight (wet)
324 lb. (147kg)
Weight (dry)
308 lb. (140kg)
Rake
26.3 deg.
Trail
3.7 in. (94mm)
Wheelbase
57.5 in. (1461mm)
Seat height
35.0 in. (889mm)
Fuel capacity
2.6 gal. (10L)
SUSPENSION
Front
47mm inverted telescopic
fork, adjustable for rebound and
compression damping
Rear
single shock, adjustable
for spring preload, rebound
and compression damping
Performance
PERFORMANCE
Horsepower
35.6 @ 7500 rpm
Torque
26.2 lb.-ft. @ 6500 rpm
Corrected 1/4-mile*
14.56 sec. @ 86.46 mph
0–60 mph
6.24 sec.
Top-gear roll-on
5.88 sec.
Fuel mileage
(low/high/average)
52/54/53

*Performance with test-session weather conditions corrected to
sea-level standard conditions (59 degrees F, 29.92 in. of mercury).

By Brian Catterson
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