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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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the dr-z i am referring to is neither the E or the S model, it is a new model called the DR-Z 400SM. it comes stock with inverted forks, bigger front brake, and 17 inch wheels/tires. thanks for all of your replies. you all brought up some good points, and i believe i will go with the dr-z based on the fact that i don't want my bike stolen/ kicked over, and that i don't want to get caught up in a bunch of red tape while trying to register it. thanks for the replies. also, does anyone know how much hp you can gain with cams/ jetting/ pipe/ head work?
thanks again
lcpl ronnie simpson
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