Suzuki RF400 (RF400R, RV400RV): review, history, specs


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Class: sport

Production: 1993-1999

Related: Suzuki RF600R; Suzuki GSF400 Bandit; Suzuki GSX-R400

Models
Suzuki RF400R

1993-1996

(Japan)

Suzuki RF400RV

1994-1999

(Japan)

Suzuki RF400R
Suzuki RF400RV

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1993 Japan Name: Suzuki RF400R

Frame: GK78A-100001~

Code: RF400RP

1994 Japan Name: Suzuki RF400R; Suzuki RF400RV

Frame: GK78A-103307~; GK78A-104507~

Code: RF400RR; RV400VR

1995 Japan Name: Suzuki RF400R; Suzuki RF400RV

Frame: GK78A-106628~; GK78A-106708~

Code: RF400RT; RV400RVT

1997 Japan Name: Suzuki RF400RV

Frame: GK78A-108312~

Code: RF400RV-V

1998 Japan Name: Suzuki RF400RV

Frame: GK78A-108722~

Code: RF400RV-V

1999 Japan Name: Suzuki RF400RV

Frame: GK78A-109083~

Code: RF400RV-V

Specifications

Suzuki RF400R: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2115 mm / 83,3 in
Overall width 720 mm / 28,3 in
Overall height 1180 mm / 46,3 in
Seat height 775 mm / 30,5 in
Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56,3 in
Ground clearance 115 mm / 4,5 in
Dry weight 186 kg / 410 lbs
Curb (wet) weight 204 kg / 450 lbs
FRAME Type Diamond (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 41 mm (adjustable spring pre-load), 120 mm / 4,7 in – RF400 (1993-1994)

Telescopic fork 41 mm (non-adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in – RF400 (1995-1999)

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load and rebound damping), 130 mm / 5,1 in
Front tire size 120/70ZR17 M/C (58H)
Rear tire size 160/60ZR17 M/C (69H)
Front brake Double disc, 290 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 240 mm, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 17,0 l / 4,5 US gal
Trail 109 mm / 4,29 in
Fuel economy 2,74 l / 100 km (60 km/h)
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders in-line
Bore & Stroke 56,0 x 40,4 mm
Displacement 398 cm³ (24,28 cu-in)
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 53,0 hp (39,0 kW) / 11000 rpm
Max. torque 37,0 Nm (3,8 kgm) / 9500 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 4,9 sec
Top speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetors, 4x Mikuni BST32
ID 21EA – RF400R

21EB – RF400RV

DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.750
Final reduction 3.500
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


3.363

2.307

1.750

1.437

1.250

1.136

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC
Battery capacity 12V-8Ah

Images

Suzuki RF400R: images, gallery.

Suzuki RF400RP (1993)
Suzuki RF400RR / RF400VR (1994)
Suzuki RF400RT / RF400RVT (1995-1996)
Suzuki RF400RV-V (1997-1998)
Suzuki RF6400RV-V (1999)
Suzuki RF400R

Videos

Suzuki RF400R: video.

RF400

Manuals

Suzuki RF400R: manuals, parts, microfiches.