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!


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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8 Responses

  1. FuzzyGalore says:

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

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

  3. FuzzyGalore says:

    I'm really enjoying the process of getting to Know the DRZ 400: Have Suspension, Will Travel

  4. DUC748 says:

    That wasn’t the road that tried to do me in was it? That road had the worst bumps in places.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      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.

  5. novos says:

    Look at you, taking to that DRZ like a duck to water 😀

    That’s awesome!

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      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~

  6. FuzzyGalore says:

    My winter just got better – I'm still having fun on the bike even though it's cold and snowy: |

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