2007 SUZUKI DR-Z400S
Based on the hugely popular and extremely capable DR-Z400E off-road machine, the award-winningSuzukiDR-Z400S DualSport combines the best off-road performance with street-legal lighting and instrumentation.The result is maximum on- and off-road performance.
The 2007 Suzuki DR-Z400S employs a compact 398cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine tuned for a broadpowerband and low-rpm torque. The potent four-stroke also comes equipped with a four-valve cylinderhead, 36mm CV-type carburetor, Suzuki's own nickel-silicon-phosphorus-carbide-plated cylinder and a highperformance forged piston.
Power is transferred through a smooth-shifting five-speed transmission, while an electric start withauto-decompression system makes for quick and convenient starts. A thermostatically controlled fan andradiator provide consistent operating temperatures in any environment. The DR-Z400S's chromoly-steelframe, similar to that of Suzuki's RM motocross bikes, was designed with maximum torsional strength andlight weight in mind. The oil for the dry-sump lubrication system resides in the frame's main backbone andfront down tube for optimum efficiency.
Suspension for the DR-Z400S consists of a fully adjustable front fork and a quality rear shock. The rearshock offers high- and low-speed damping adjustments as well as completely adjustable spring preloadand rebound damping. Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes are mounted on aluminum wheels, as areDOT-legal DualSport tires.
The RM-inspired headlight housing and side panels decorate the DR-Z400S, as does the slim-profilebodywork, which provides maximum rider mobility and comfortable seating. Rubber-mounted turn signals,a sturdy engine guard and rear disc-brake cover offer protection against rocks and debris, regardless ofthe terrain.
Air-filter maintenance is a simple affair, thanks to quick-release fasteners on the left side panel. Roundingout the DR-Z's features are a powerful 55-watt lighting system and compact, multi-function digitalinstrument cluster, which includes a speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, clock, timer andstopwatch functions.
DR-Z400S (K7) AT A GLANCE
Suggested Retail: $5,599
Engine Type: Four-stroke, single-cylinder,liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore and Stroke: 90.0 mm x 62.6 mm
Front Brake: Single Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake: Single Hydraulic Disc
Wheelbase: 58.5 inches (1485 mm)
Dry Weight: 291 lbs. (132 kg)