2005 Suzuki DRZ400 S
Suzuki's industry-leading DualSport
model that combines the best on and off-road features
in a lightweight package.
Basic Differences from DR-Z400E
Compact digital instrument cluster
with speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with
addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer and
Smooth throttle response with a MikuniT
BSR36 CV-type carburetor fed by 6-liter airbox.
The left side cover has quick-release fasteners
for easy access to the air filter.
Reduced compression ratio (12.2:1
to 11.3:1) for operation with 87-octane fuel On-road
legal lighting with bright 60/55 watt halogen headlight,
compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted
turn signals and horn.
fan mounted to the left radiator helps maintain
consistent operating temperature in traffic.
Dual-sport tyres to meet highway use
regulations (F: 80/100-21, R: 120/90-18)
Engine Features Shared with DR-Z400E
398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump
engine produces strong low-rpm power Electric start
with lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5
amp maintenance-free battery.
Compact 4-valve cylinder head with
36mm intake valves, 29mm exhaust valves, narrow
28º included valve angle and shim-under-bucket valve
Automatic decompression system for
quick/easy engine starts.
SCEM-plated cylinder (nickel-silicon-phosphorous)
is lighter and more durable than an iron liner with
excellent heat transfer properties.
Forged aluminum piston is 10% lighter
than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling
to the piston crown through a crankcase oil jet.
Compact 5-speed transmission utilizes
a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover
for simplified clutch maintenance.
Additional weight savings with magnesium
valve cover, clutch cover, and magneto cover
Chassis Features Shared with DR-Z400E
Narrow profile with smooth transitions
between the tank, seat and bodywork Chrome-moly
steel frame is torsionally strong with minimal weight.
The backbone tube, front down tube, and steering
head gussets form the dry-sump engine oil tank.
A bolt-on aluminum subframe helps
reduce weight and simplify maintenance.
Long travel, 49mm cartridge-style
forks feature adjustable compression/rebound damping
and adjustable spring preload for all types of on/off-road
A fully-adjustable rear shock absorber
with high/low speed compression damping adjuster
and aluminum swingarm for precise rear wheel control.
Sure stopping power is supplied by
a 250mm front disc brake with dual-piston caliper,
and a 220mm rear disc brake with a single-piston
Chrome-moly steel footpegs, aluminum
rims/hubs, plus engine guard and rear disc guard.
- Engine: 398cc, four-stroke, single cylinder,
DOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled
- Bore Stroke: 90 x 62.6mm
- Compression Ratio: 11.3:1
- Fuel System: MikuniT BSR36
- Lubrication: Dry sump
- Ignition: Digital/DC-CDI
- Transmission: 5-speed
- Final Drive: #520 chain
- Overall Length: 2310mm (90.9 in.)
- Overall Width: 875mm (34.4 in.)
- Overall Height: 1230mm (48.4 in.)
- Seat Height: 935mm (36.8 in.)
- Ground Clearance: 300mm (11.8 in.)
- Wheelbase: 1485mm (58.5 in.)
- Dry Weight: 132kg (291 lbs.)
- Suspension Front: Telescopic, oil-damped,
adjustable compression and rebound damping
- Suspension Rear: Link-type, fully-adjustable
spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound
- Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
- Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
- Tyres Front: 80/100-21
- Tyres Rear: 120/90-18
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 10 liter (2.64 gal.)
- Color: Yellow, Blue/White