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Suzuki DR-Z400E

Suzuki DR-Z400E

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4.6
29 reviews
  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Mileage 16,000 km
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (1)
  • Braking
    4.0 (1)
  • Acceleration / Power
    3.0 (1)
  • Gear Shifting
    5.0 (1)
  • Suspension
    3.0 (1)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.0 (1)
  • Comfort
    3.0 (1)
  • Handling
    4.0 (1)
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Jacob
JacobSydney, NSW
  • 4 reviews
  • 8 likes

The thing doesn't stop ever.

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Have taken it thru hard enduro, the occasional ride to work and through trails and haven't yet found anything to stop.

Just dont put the thing anywhere near a highway. The gearing is more tailored for the trails. It can be fixed but I find the stock gearing good for the tight single trails.

Would also be nice if it came with a rad fan. But there's definitely no shortage of parts or mods.

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Chris S.
Chris S.Hunter Region, NSW
  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Best bang for your buck

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The mighty DRZs are popular for a reason. They're cheap, reliable and do everything reasonably well. They are a light weight dual-sport with hundreds of mods available on the net. There is nothing outstanding about them, but reasonable everything that gives you great bang for your buck whether you are trail riding or adventure riding. There is nothing else that offers better value in a light weight package for the money.

Purchased in May 2015 for $3,000.00.

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The Gill Man
The Gill ManSydney, NSW
  • 6 reviews
  • 10 likes

The Swiss army knife of duel sports

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The DRZ400E is as reliable as they come. Yes, not perfect by any means but will get you there and back.
All of the fixes can be found on thumper talk but there are not that many anyway.
Buy a set of supermoto 17" wheels and you have two bikes in one.
Various sprockets are needed for the street and dirt.
Only 40hp but long service intervals mean more riding and less wrenching.
Cheap to buy, registration and insurance.
So many after market parts that it can be customised for everyone's needs.
Every bikes a compromise but this one ticks most of the boxes.

Date PurchasedAug 2017
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Chris P
Chris PMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 22 reviews
  • 10 likes

Get Off Your 250 cc

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Date PurchasedMar 2014
Andrew L
Andrew LSydney
  • 4 reviews

A cheap and reliable ride

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I've owned my DRZ for over a year now and still thoroughly enjoy riding it when I get the chance.
The bike is a great piece of machinery, it can handle short journeys on the road easily and will still be able to tackle most off road use. I've spent a lot of time working on and with this bike, it's a great bike for beginners although you might find it a bit tall if you're under 5'9".

Date PurchasedMar 2016
Liberty
LibertyGreat Southern, WA
  • 6 reviews

I’m extremely impressed with this bike

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Date PurchasedJan 2016
frankD
frankDAU
  • 7 reviews
  • 10 likes

Excellent value

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Simple, reliable and strong bike. Added: Kick-starter kit, good tyres, bark-busters, B&M bash-plate, force radiator guards, higher handle bars.
Needs a 6th gear. The factory restrictions need to be removed in order to use the thing.
Price. electric start. reliable. easy to work on. easy to install kick starter and modify the bike.
Comes with side stand and clutch lever kill switches however these are easily removed. The speedo is bulky.

edamage
edamage
  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Good

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excellent bike that goes anywhere the more fancier bikes can go with less fuss and surprises and you don't need to set a scedule for oil changes every 500klms like the other enduro weapons
easy bike to live with,with low maintenance required to keep it going
ergonomics for taller riders needs adjusting such as handlebar risers,pivot pegz and 1" longer gear lever

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goodie78
goodie78
  • 36 reviews
  • 22 likes

Good

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peter.australia
peter.australia

Out of balance tyres at 100k lost my teeth.

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fghahn
fghahn
  • 9 reviews
  • 5 likes

Good

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They are a good reliable cheap to own bike. Power & torque is good enough for the average rider. Only a few add on mods required to make it ride better. I would not buy another due to its weight, would probably pay more for a KTM, however due to reliability it would make an excellent second bike.
Cheap and reliable bike for trials and getting around and having fun.
You would need to spend about $1000 to get better handle bars and high rise kit, bark busters & smaller rear sprocket (45 tooth) plus remove all the extra weight. The bike is a bit heavy for tight tracks and hilly / rocky work but does manage well. Standard suspension not really suited for heavy off road work, however its good enough.

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Questions & Answers

mark s.
mark s.asked

My DRZ400E started weeping oil from head cover gasket, and I notice the frame oil tank is slightly overpressured. The head cover has 2 hoses to it. Hose A is at the middle right, goes to oil separator tank. All clear, not pinched, blows through to atmosphere. Hose B (10 on suzuki diagrams) goes to the frame oil tank. It does NOT blow though into the head cover like I expected. What is in the cover at this hose? Should it just be open?

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mark s.
mark s.

Forget all that - both hoses go straight into the head cover, no restrictions. Turns out the problem was a kinked hose from the oil separator box to atmosphere (below the bike)

Travis_w
Travis_wasked

Hi, I have a 2014 drz400e which needed inner clutch cover to be replaced and now putting new one on I have noticed that the old one had a washer come away with it and I have no idea where that washer goes. Can anyone help me please? Not sure how to upload photo if even possible sorry.

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Luke B.
Luke B.asked

Hi, I’ve put my after market slip on back on my 2009 Suzuki Drz 400e (non Ca.)and was hoping to find a stage 1 jet kit to suit but can’t find any references for the E model. Only s /sm. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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CategoryEnduro Bikes
Release dateMay 2007
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