Getting to Know the DRZ 400: Have Suspension, Will Travel

Getting to Know the DRZ 400: Have Suspension, Will Travel

On Sunday morning while the rest of the family will still sleeping, I rolled the DRZ out of the garage and set off on a local ride. Long Island is still in the grips of messy winter weather. There is a lot of accumulated snow piled up everywhere, sandy roads and with temperatures cresting above freezing during the day – a lot of melting then freezing happening.

Suzuki DRZ 400 Snowy Road

I decided to find out what it feels like to ride the DRZ on a road that nearly knocked one of my ovaries loose the last time I took the Speed Triple down it. The road is a mess of ripples, pot holes, lumps, bumps and gravel. At least that was the way that I remember it being. Today I felt none of that treacherous jarring. I just sailed along enjoying the quiet morning by myself. I know that it was nowhere near a workout for the bike’s suspension even it’s its stock form, but it was an eye opening experience for me to travel that road at speed, painlessly.

Suzuki DRZ Dualsport Snowy Road Suzuki DRZ Dualsport Snowy Road Suzuki DRZ 400 Dualsport Snowy Road

I came home from my road ride with a huge grin on my face. It was really fun!

8 Replies to “Getting to Know the DRZ 400: Have Suspension, Will Travel”

    1. Yes, that very one. Only… its gotten worse. I didn’t think that was possible but Kenny and I went down it a few weekends ago and it was downright painful. Its the worst its been since I’ve ever ridden it.

    1. You’d probably really enjoy the ride. It’s a lot of fun.
      You know how you just enjoy riding your scooter, even though you aren’t flying… it’s just like – pure enjoyment for the ride’s sake. This is like that~

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