100% Fun

Suzuki’s SuperMotard DR-Z400SM is based on the proven DR-Z400E. So it combines Supermotard pedigree encompassed in a narrow, lightweight, street-legal package. This bike brings off-road soul and fun to paved roads. It’s not uncommon to take the SM down a twisty forest road, around tight mountain corners, or through commuter traffic.

Its 398cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine provides strong low-rpm torque and crisp throttle response for any of these occasions. Key differences between the DR-Z400SM and the DR-Z400E are the inverted front fork, wide 17-inch spoke-style wheels, and a 300mm diameter floating front brake rotor. The inverted fork contributes to less unsprung weight and improved overall handling, while the large brake and wider rims with high-grip tires offer an exhilarating sportbike experience.

* At participating Suzuki dealers only.


Engine Type 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 398
Bore x Stroke 90.0 mm x 62.6 mm
Transmission 5-speed
Fuel System Carburettor MIKUNI BSR36, single
Starter System Electric
Overall Length (mm) 2225
Overall Width (mm) 855
Overall Height (mm) 1200
Wheelbase (mm) 1460
Ground Clearance (mm) 260
Seat Height (mm) 890
Curb Mass (kg) 146
Suspension - Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension - Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes - Front Disc
Brakes - Rear Disc
Tyre - Front 120/70R 17M/C 58H, tube type
Tyre - Rear 140/70R 17M/C 66H, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 10


  • 398 cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine, delivering broad, tractable power and torque.
  • Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) -plated cylinder for durability, weight reduction and superior heat transfer.
  • Dry-sump lubrication system makes the crankcase compact and helps achieve low engine positioning for agile handling.
  • Lightweight magnesium-alloy clutch, magneto and cam covers.
  • Digitally mapped DC-CDI system monitors throttle position/engine rpm and adjusts ignition timing for efficient combustion.
  • Compact electric starter motor and automatic decompression system for easy starting.
  • Massive 310 mm floating type front disc brake, the same size used on the GSX-R1000.
  • Slim bodywork featuring super-smooth transitions between the fuel tank, seat, radiator, side covers and rear fender.
  • Long-stroke inverted front forks for an extra-smooth stroking action.
  • Long-travel, damping and spring preload-adjustable rear shock absorber connected to the stylishly tapered aluminium alloy swingarm with a progressive linkage.
  • RENTHAL tapered aluminium alloy handlebars reduce the amount of vibration reaching the grips.
  • Narrow, lightweight thin-wall chrome-moly steel tube frame and a bolt-on type, aluminium-alloy subframe made for light-responsive handling.
  • Front and rear axle sliders for less damage of axles.
  • The digital instrument includes speedometer, odometer, dual trip metres with addition/subtraction functions, clock and stopwatch.
  • Bright 60/55W H4 halogen headlight, lightweight turn signals and compact taillight/brake light with a compact maintenance-free battery.

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