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Review 2016 suzuki drz400sm
The 2016 Suzuki DR-Z400SM isn’t sophisticated. It doesn’t have modern electronics – it isn’t even fuel injected. It hasn’t seen a significant update since its debut in 2005, and has been pulled, then reintroduced to the lineup on more than one occasion. I certainly can’t remember the last time I used a street bike with a petcock valve on it, or when I’ve had to use a choke on colder mornings to start a motorcycle. Add all of those things up and they can be a massive deterrent for many new riders.
In the face of all that, and though I’m a staunch supporter of electronics, I’m more than a strong advocate for the Suzuki DR-Z400SM. This is a motorcycle that can help teach the fundamentals of riding, while being able to take the abuse that a beginning rider will dish out. Better yet, it can handle the type of riding that seasoned M class holders will throw down as well.
Let’s start with the engine. The 2016 suzuki drz400sm makes use of a 398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC, five-speed powerplant that produces around 33 horsepower and about 25 ft/lbs of torque. If you are looking for blazing speed, you won’t find it here. But, at a weight of a claimed 322 pounds wet, we don’t exactly need massive amounts of power to get rolling.
If you’re accustomed to four-stroke dirt bikes, the DR-Z400SM will feel familiar – in more ways than just engine performance. Power delivery is predictable and snappy all the way up to freeway speeds, so commuting isn’t out of the realm of possibilities. It excels everywhere on the power band, except for top end power. Above 70 miles an hour, you’re asking a lot of the little DR-Z400SM, though Suzuki claims it has a top speed of 94 mph.
Yet, when used properly, and by properly I mean barreling into a corner then clicking into the next gear after exiting the apex, I think anyone who gets some seat time will be pleased and they’ll most likely figure how to point the nose to 10 o’clock with a bit of a clutch-up.
Remember the days before we sunk our coin into machines with horsepower figures that matched the average rider’s body weight? I do. Today’s highest performance bikes offer something else—a far more furrow-browed, lap-time-fixated, taken oneself too seriously riding experience which has its place and purpose but Suzuki didn’t aim for that with this.
Instead, the 2016 suzuki drz400sm has just what it needs to do the job of entertainment or better yet, riding in one of the purest forms—joy. All of those somewhat superfluous worries of riding are gone and what you’re left with is fun, distilled to a level of potency that isn’t often matched.
When you hop on the DR-Z400SM, the first thing you might notice is that the seat is a bit stiff – so if you’re planning on going for distance riding, that might not help but luckily, you’ll be spending far more time hanging off of it than actually sitting on it, so that’s a bit of a non-issue; more on that later.
If Suzuki hadn’t taken the time to equip the DR-Z400SM with inverted 47mm Showa forks that feature adjustable rebound and compression damping, as well as a fully adjustable linkage-assisted rear shock, I think we’d be having a different conversation. Luckily, for both my sake and yours, they sprung for the more advanced suspension.
Often, manufacturers are left with a choice when dealing with suspension. They can move into the performance realm and quickly begin to make a bike uncomfortable for daily use, or soften things up and drastically reduce the performance side of the bike. Suzuki has managed to satisfy both conditions by providing suspension that is firm, without creating a situation that will make anyone suddenly believe that they’re suffering from severe arthritis post-ride.
What does that result in? A bike that can easily deal with some of Southern California’s most abused roads and still have rapid handling response. Tipping the DR-Z400SM into corners is truly confidence inspiring. There is no hesitation, and no heart-in-your-throat moments of “Am I actually going to make it?”
The Suzuki supermoto has a keen sense of self-preservation and will get into any corner of your choosing post-haste. The chromoly steel frame is rigid and helps keep you completely planted through corners, while still allowing a great amount of positive feedback when leaned over.
When approaching a corner and attempting to scrub off speed, you won’t be noticing suspension dive, everything works just as it should, so much so that it’s completely removed from your mind and allows you to focus on your goal. Even better, for novice riders, line correction isn’t met with any negative feedback. It’s as nimble as can be, no matter who is twisting the throttle.
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