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Compare the 2012 Suzuki DR-Z 400S Base vs 2012 BMW F 650 GS vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650. The 2012 Suzuki DR-Z 400S Base has an MSRP of $6,199, while the 2012 BMW F 650 GS has an MSRP of $10,155, 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black has an MSRP of $16,800, 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 has an MSRP of $6,299.
 

KEY FACTS

       
Manufacturer Suzuki BMW BMW Kawasaki
Model DR-Z 400S F R KLR
Year 2012 2012 2012 2012
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Japan Germany Germany Japan
MSRP $6,199

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$10,155

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$16,800

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$6,299

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Warranty 12 months 36 months 36 months 12 months
 

Engine

       
Cylinders 1 2 2 1
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 12.0:1 12.0:1 9.8:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 398 798 1170 651
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Liquid Air / Oil Liquid
Engine Type Single-Cylinder Parallel Twin Flat Twin Single-Cylinder
 

Seat Specifications

       
Number Of Seats 2 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 36.8 32.3 33.5 35
 

Front Suspension

       
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.9 1.6 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 11.3 7 7.5 7.9
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 

Rear Suspension

       
Rear Travel (in) 11.6 6.7 7.9 7.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name Paralever UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Single Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

       
Ground Clearance (in) 11.8 8.3
Trail (in) 4.21 3.6 4 4.4
Width (in) 34.4 35 36 37.8
Wheelbase (in) 58.5 62 59.3 58.3
Length (in) 90.9 89.7 87 90.4
 

Capacities

       
Fuel Capacity (gal) 2.6 4.2 5.3 5.8
 

Misc

       
Major Revision Year 2009 2011 2008
Year 2012 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan Germany Germany Japan
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
 

Weight

       
Dry Weight (lbs) 395 461
 

Transmission

       
Number Of Speeds 5 6 6 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Shaft Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No No
 

Brakes

       
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
 

Tires

       
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 120/90 R18 65P 140/80 R17 69H 150/70 HR17 130/80 R17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 80/100 R21 51P 110/80 R19 59H 110/80 HR19 90/90 R21
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2012 Suzuki DR-Z 400S Base vs 2012 BMW F 650 GS vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650