2006 Suzuki DR-Z400E

2006 Suzuki Dirt Bikes

May. 01, 2006 By ORC STAFF
Refinements and Replicas

At the head of the off-road lineup is the DR-Z400E. It cranks out a load of torque across a wide powerband. It's also light, with advanced suspension front and rear, for handling on all kinds of trails.


  • 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong low-rpm power
  • Compact 4-valve cylinder head with 36mm intake valves, 29mm exhaust valves, narrow 28° included valve angle and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment system
  • Automatic decompression system for quick/easy engine starts (also equipped with manual system)
  • 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
  • Quick throttle response is provided by a Keihin TM FCR39 carburetor fed by 6-liter airbox, (CA. model - Mikuni TM BSR36) The left side cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter
  • Compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance
  • Electric start system features a lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery. (Note: Kickstart system kit available - can be added to electric-start model, but does not replace electric system) See the Suzuki Genuine Accessory Catalog for the optional kickstart


  • Off-road lighting includes a bright 55-watt headlight and an innovative LED-type taillight. The compact, bright and durable taillight features bright-red LEDs
  • Compact LED taillight mounted in a flexible base
  • Additional weight savings with magnesium valve cover, clutch cover, and magneto cover
  • 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 off-road terrain
  • A fully-adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster and aluminum swingarm for 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 caliper
  • Lightweight chrome-moly RM-style steel footpegs, and aluminum rims and hubs
2006 DR-Z400E Specifications
MSRP $5,499.00
Engine: 398 cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled
Bore Stroke: 90 x 62.6 mm
Compression Ratio: 12.2:1
Fuel System: KeihinTM FCR39, (CA. model MikuniTM BSR36)
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Digital/DC-CDI
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: #520 chain
Overall Length: 2235 mm (88.0 in.)
Overall Width: 825 mm (32.5 in.)
Overall Height: 1245 mm (49.0 in.)
Seat Height: 945mm (37.2 in.)
Ground Clearance: 325mm (12.8 in.)
Wheelbase: 1475 mm (58.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 119kg (262 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Telescopic, cartridge-type, oil-damped, adjustable preload, 14-way compression damping and 18-way rebound damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, adjustable high/low compression dampimg and adjustable rebound damping
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 80/100-21
Tires Rear: 110/100-18
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10 liter (2.6 gal.)
Color: Yellow

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