Updated: October 28, 2001

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Suzuki's New 2003 Z400

KEY FEATURES (from Suzuki's website)

• All new aggressively-styled mid-size sport ATV featuring a dependable 4-stroke engine and lightweight chassis design with adjustable long-travel suspension.

Engine Features

• Compact & lightweight 398cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with counter-balancer based on the proven DR-Z400E design - tuned for tractable power over a wide rpm range.

• Cylinder head features large 36mm intake and 29mm exhaust valves, plus a narrow 28º included valve angle creating a more compact combustion chamber, high compression ratio and a straight intake tract for improved power. Cams are direct acting-type with shim-under-bucket valve adjustment.

• Forged aluminum alloy piston and SCEM-plated aluminum cylinder are lightweight and durable SCEM plating reduces cylinder weight (no iron sleeve) and improves cooling efficiency.

• Large Mikuni BSR 36mm carburetor provides quick throttle response and fuel efficiency.p Liquid-cooling system with high capacity radiator and thermostatically-controlled cooling fan provides consistent engine operating temperature.

• Dry-sump lubrication system allows a compact crankcase and minimal engine height for optimum engine placement - oil tank is frame-mounted in front of the exhaust head pipes.

• Five-speed transmission with cable-operated clutch includes an easy-to-use reverse gear system - just turn the fender-mounted knob and shift from neutral to reverse using the gear shift lever.

• Convenient electric start system includes Start-In-Gear feature - electric start system and CDI ignition are powered by compact maintenance-free battery.

Chassis Features

• Aggressive-styled bodywork with high fenders and air intake vents to enhance sport style and improve airflow to radiator - large T-shaped seat provides high comfort and maneuverability.

• Dual 30/30W, vertically-mounted halogen headlights provide a bold look and bright illumination - large 5/21W taillight/brake light combination is standard.

• Lightweight, high tensile steel-alloy frame and removable steel sub-frame, plus aluminum swingarm.

• Long-travel, independent double a-arm front suspension with preload-adjustable shock absorbers - provides 8.3 inches of wheel travel for a comfortable ride over all types of terrain.

• Linkage-type rear suspension features fully adjustable shock absorber with 9.1 inches of wheel travel, plus 10.3 inches of ground clearance.

• Large 6.9 inch front disc brakes and single 8.6 inch rear disc brake - both with single-piston pin-slide calipers.

• Lightweight aluminum alloy wheels (F: 10.0 x 5.5, R: 9.0 x 8.0), and radial tires

• (F: 22 x 7-10, R: 20x10-9), for reduced unsprung weight..

• Heavy-duty front bumper and high-impact resistant polyethylene skid plate.

• Wide serrated-type footpegs for high grip and comfort.

• Large 2.7 gallon fuel tank with two mounting points for quick removal and simplified maintenance.

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