The seller of this bike bought it in poor condition and the motor quickly suffered a serious failure. That gave the seller the excuse to “go wild and build [his] interpretation of the ultimate DRZ” that he planned on keeping for decades. Well, now he’s buying a house and he needs the cash more than he needs this bike.
The DR-Z 400 that’s been around for years, though it gives up outright performance for longevity. This example changes the balance a bit with a Cylinder Works 469 big bore/stroke kit, FCR 39mm flat slide pumper carb, custom-ground Web camshaft, and wide ratio gearing. In addition, it’s got a full Yoshimura exhaust, Zeta handguards with integrated turn signals, Clarke fuel tank, Trail Tech headlight, Galfer stainless steel brake lines, new EBC clutch, Thumpertalk case savers, Unbiker skid plate, Doubletake mirrors, and a lot more.
The frame has 12,500 miles while the new motor has approximately 450 – the seller says he’s waiting until the motor has 1,000 miles before he runs it aggressively per his break in schedule. In his words, he’s “only gotten up to about 3/4 throttle, but holy hell. It’s the bike Suzuki should be building. It’s properly quick with the extra power and torque, and has no problem bringing the front wheel up, even in fourth with the wide ratio gearset. Fifth is long. Bike cruises comfortably at 70, even with the 48t rear sprocket. It does require premium fuel, but win some lose some.” This would be a great TAT bike.
Find this DR-Z for sale in Lexington, Virginia for $5,000 here on ADVRider (registration required).