The 2011 Suzuki DR-Z400SM (Super Motard) Motorcycle

The 2011 model of Suzuki’s exciting Super Motard, the DR-Z400SM has arrived in Australia.

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Its slim design provides the full supermotard experience.

A dual purpose machine built for the streets, the DR-Z400SM is a proven performer and is ideal for fun on the weekend or the daily commute.

A compact 398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine delivers impressive torque throughout a broad powerband, and its slim design provides the full supermotard experience.

With a lightweight, chrome-moly frame and RM-Z-inspired long travel suspension, riders of the Suzuki DR-Z400SM will enjoy sensational handling in the urban environment.

The LAMS-approved# DR-Z400SM features a powerful 310mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes.

A convenient electric starter and easy-to-read digital instrumentation of speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, clock and stopwatch complete an all-round supermotard package.

In a White colour scheme and backed by a 12-month warranty, the Suzuki DR-Z400SM is now available for a Recommended Price of $9,090*.

2011 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Features

Key Features

Suzuki’s Supermotard model based on DR-Z400S – combines Supermotard style and features in a narrow, lightweight street-legal package.

Engine Features

Automatic decompression system for quick/easy engine starts

Compact 4-valve cylinder head with 36mm intake valves, 29mm exhaust valves, narrow 28-degree included valve angle and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment system

Electric start with lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery

Forged aluminum piston is 10 percent lighter than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling to the piston crown through a crankcase oil jet

Lightweight 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong, tractable low-rpm power

SCEM-plated cylinder (nickel-silicon-phosphorous) is lighter and more durable than an iron liner with excellent heat transfer properties

Smooth throttle response with a Mikuni™ BSR36 CV-type carburetor fed by 6-liter airbox. The left side cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter

Thermostatically controlled cooling fan mounted to the left radiator helps maintain consistent operating temperature in traffic

Transmission Features

Additional weight savings with magnesium valve cover, clutch cover, and magneto cover

Compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance

Chassis Features

A fully adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster and aluminum swingarm for precise rear wheel control

A bolt-on aluminum subframe helps reduce weight and simplify maintenance

Black-painted RK Excel 17″ aluminum rims and radial tires: 120/70-R17 front, 140/70- R17 rear

Chrome-moly steel frame tuned for Supermoto style riding is torsionally strong with minimal weight. The backbone tube, front down tube, and steering head gussets form the dry-sump engine oil tank

Chrome-moly steel footpegs, aluminum rims/hubs, plus engine guard and rear disc guard

Compact digital instrument cluster with speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer and stopwatch functions

Long travel, Showa-brand inverted front forks – features adjustable compression/rebound damping and alumite coating on inner tube surfaces for smooth action

Narrow profile with smooth transitions between the tank, seat and bodywork

Front and rear axle sliders

On-road legal lighting with bright 60/55 watt halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals and horn

Renthal tapered aluminum handlebar for reduced vibration and an aggressive look

Strong braking performance supplied by a front disc brake with a large 300mm floating-type rotor and dual-piston caliper, plus 240mm rear disc brake with single-piston caliper

2011 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – United States of America Specifications USA MSRP – $NA USD

Model may not be available in the USA

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