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'05 Dr-z 400 Sm

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this is my first post on this website. i just got back from iraq, and purchased an 05 zx-6r. (should be in any day now). while i was there, i asked the guys at the shop about building a supermoto bike that was street legal. i was thinking about a crf or a yz, but after getting wheels/ tires/ brakes/ dual sport kit/ and new stator, it would be about as expensive as the DR-Z 400 SM. the advantage of the DR-Z would be that it is brand new, easier to register, as it is made for street use, comes with warranty, electric start, etc. would you guys recommend this bike? ive never ridden a dr-z before, so i really don't know anything about it. are dr-z's really slow? on the suzuki website, it says the bike weighs 295 lbs, so i'm wondering if the bike is too heavy, also.

does anyone know approximately how much power a dr-z makes, and how much can be gained through some headwork, exhaust, and cams? any help would be appreciated.

lcpl ronnie simpson, usmc
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2005 DR-Z400SM
Dry Weight: 134kg (295 lbs.)
MSRP: $6,099.00

2005 CRF450X
Dry Weight 255 pounds
MSRP: $6,999

2005 WR450F
Dry Weight 244 Lbs.
MSRP: $6,599

Price: The CRF and WRF need an additional $2000+ to convert to street legal dual sport: Front Brake, 17" wheels & Tires, and a full dual sport kit. They also don't come street legal and depending on state, may not be able to be streetable. (Minus maybe $400-500 for the sale of stock MX wheels.)

Weight: The DRZ has a full sized battery, smog equipment, a steel tank, steel exhaust, full lighting, tool kit, and heavier motard wheels. Swap some of the heavier things out, and or adding some of these things to the CRF/WRF will get their weights closer together.
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