DR-Z400E, S, SM the differences
ok firstly my use for the bike is dual sport/desert riding/ long dis tours/enduro. so the S model is my thought. mods; i will put a 17lt safari tank(which i can get in black, blue and yellow). a 4.5lt black tail tank. i will custom build my own racks for soft panniers/tail bags, aluminum bash plate(joys of being a mech fitter), tyres
i am looking at a DRZ 400 and really like the look of the black SM its cheaper than the E and you get the RM450 inverted forks. a bigger front disc
things you dont get on a SM:
kick starter - can be retro fited
off road rims/tyres - swap for off road rims tyres
with the bigger wheels you would gain the mm's and compare to the E's 315mm ground clearance and seat height.
now i realise there is a diff between the E and S models as far as subframes and carbs go. so which model does the SM follow? the E or the S.
so i get
USD RM450 forks a bigger front disc, and a better looking black DR (no offence) for $600 more than the S model. and $200 less than the E model.