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2008 Suzuki DR-Z 400S Base vs. 2008 BMW R 1200 GS vs. 2008 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2008 Suzuki DR-Z 400S Base vs 2008 BMW R 1200 GS vs 2008 KTM 990 Adventure LC8. The 2008 Suzuki DR-Z 400S Base has an MSRP of $5,599, while the 2008 BMW R 1200 GS has an MSRP of $14,600, 2008 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 has an MSRP of $14,398.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Suzuki BMW KTM
Model DR-Z 400S R 990 Adventure
Year 2008 2008 2008
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Japan Germany Austria
MSRP $5,599

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$14,600

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$14,398

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PRICE
     
Warranty 12 months 36 months 12 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 1 2 2
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 12.0:1 11.5:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 398 1170 999
Valve Configuration DOHC OHV DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Air / Oil Liquid
Engine Type Single-Cylinder Flat Twin V Twin
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 36.8 33.5 33.9
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.9 1.9
Front Travel (in) 7.5 8.3
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Inverted Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 7.9 8.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name Paralever
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Single Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 11.8 10.3
Trail (in) 4.21 3.9 4.7
Width (in) 34.4 36.6
Wheelbase (in) 58.5 59.3 61.8
Length (in) 90.9 87
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 2.6 5.3 5.8
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2008
Year 2008 2008 2008
Manufacturer Country Japan Germany Austria
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 291 438.7
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 5 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Shaft Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 
Brakes
     
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 120/90 R18 150/70 HR17 150/70 R18
Front Tire (Full Spec) 80/100 R21 110/80 HR19 90/90 R21
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2008 Suzuki DR-Z 400S Base vs 2008 BMW R 1200 GS vs 2008 KTM 990 Adventure LC8