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Zeets
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DRZ400SM

Postby Zeets » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:50 am

Well, you know I like one...
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcy/3201443335.html

Seriously though a 2003 with 4000 mi; it's just getting broke in. I have almost 4000 mi on mine and I've only owned it a few months. I know there was the whole "great daily commuter" thread and I don't think there's a better short range commuter motorcycle out there. If its stock (the exhaust is, so there a good chance of it) It'll get you 60mpg if you don't beat it too hard.

Plus, if you ask Toigo, he'll tell you, ride it once and you're instantly transformed into a hooligan.
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70' Vespa Sprint (2009 LML power)
74' Yamaha RD350 (pinger)
2008 Suzuki DRZ-400SM (thumper)

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Re: DRZ400SM

Postby normratscoots » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:22 pm

Looks like Suzuki brought this back (being that the had only brought over the offroad-biased S-version for the past few years). They also price-bumped the DR 650 into KLR 650 territory, more modestly price-bumped the TU 250 and brought back the DR 200.
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Re: DRZ400SM

Postby Zeets » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:07 pm

Damn, too bad they're bring it back, since they eliminated the SM model, the prices on current 08 later bikes has been slowly increasing. I could probably sell my bike now for more than I paid for it in March, even after my low-side.

It's nice to occasionally see a large company bend to the will of the consumer.
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70' Vespa Sprint (2009 LML power)
74' Yamaha RD350 (pinger)
2008 Suzuki DRZ-400SM (thumper)

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Re: DRZ400SM

Postby toigo » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:54 am

I can confirm that it is very difficult to ride this bike in a responsible manner and the urge to wheelie, ride off curbs, and spin the rear tire is strong.


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