Suzuki VZ400 Desperado: review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1996-2000

Related: Suzuki VZ800 Desperado (Marauder)

Also called: VZ400, Desperado 400

Successor: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Models
Suzuki Desperado 400

1996

(Japan)

Suzuki Desperado 400X

1996

(Japan)

Suzuki Desperado 400 Winder

1999-2000

(Japan)

Suzuki Desperado 400
Suzuki Desperado 400 X
Suzuki Desperado 400 Winder
Models
Suzuki Desperado 400

1997-2000

(Japan)

Suzuki Desperado 400X

1997-2000

(Japan)

Suzuki Desperado 400
Suzuki Desperado 400 X

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1996 Japan Name: Suzuki Desperado 400 / Desperado 400X

Code: VZ400T / VZ400ZT

1997 Japan Name: Suzuki Desperado 400 / Desperado 400X

Code: VZ400V / VZ400ZV

1999 Japan Name: Suzuki Desperado 400 / Desperado 400X / Winder

Code: VZ400V / VZ400ZV / VZ400BX

2000 Japan Name: Suzuki Desperado 400 / Desperado 400X / Winder

Code: VZ400V / VZ400ZV / VZ400BX

Specifications

Suzuki VZ400 Desperado: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2360 mm / 92,9 in - VZ400T, VZ400ZT

2370 mm / 93,3 in - VZ400V, VZ400ZV

2390 mm / 94,1 in - VZ400BX

Overall width 750 mm / 29,5 in - VZ400T/VZ400ZT, VZ400V/VZ400ZV

870 mm / 34,2 in - VZ400BX

Overall height 1115 mm / 43,9 in - VZ400T, VZ400V

1140 mm / 44,9 in - VZ400ZT, VZ400ZV

1170 mm / 46,1 in - VZ400BX

Seat height 700 mm / 27,5 in - VZ400T, VZ400ZT

685 mm / 27,0 in - VZ400V, VZ400ZV, VZ400BX

Wheelbase 1650 mm / 65,0 in
Ground clearance 135 mm / 5,3 in - VZ400ZT, VZ400ZV

140 mm / 5,5 in - VZ400T, VZ400V

Dry weight 199 kg / 439 lbs - VZ400T, VZ400V

201 kg / 443 lbs - VZ400ZT, VZ400ZV

195 kg / 430 lbs - VZ400BX

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Inverted telescopic fork, 140 mm / 5,5 in - VZ400T/VZ400ZT, VZ400V/VZ400ZV

Telescopic fork, 130 mm / 5,1 in - VZ400BX

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 102 mm / 4,0 in - VZ400T/VZ400ZT, VZ400V/VZ400ZV

Swingarm with twin-shock, 90 mm / 3,5 in - VZ400BX

Spring pre-load adjustable

Front tire size 130/90-16M/C 67H - VZ400T/VZ400ZT, VZ400V/VZ400ZV

100/90-19 57H - VZ400BX

Rear tire size 150/90-15M/C 74H
Front brake Single disc, 310 mm, 2-piston caliper - VZ400T/VZ400ZT, VZ400V/VZ400ZV

Single disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper - VZ400BX

Rear brake Drum
Fuel capacity 13,0 l / 3,4 US gal (incl. 3,0 l reserve)
Trail 146 mm / 5,7 in – Desperado 400 / 400X

138 mm / 5,4 in - Winder

Fuel economy 2,63 l / 100 km (60 km/h)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement V-twin
Bore & Stroke 65,0 x 60,2 mm
Displacement 399 cm³ (24,3 cu in)
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 33 hp (24,3 kW) / 7500 rpm – VZ400T / VZ400ZT

38 hp (28 kW) / 8500 rpm – VZ400V / VZ400ZV / VZ400BX

Max. torque 32 Nm (3,3 kgf*m) / 6000 rpm – VZ400T / VZ400ZT

33 Nm (3,4 kgf*m) / 6000 rpm – VZ400V / VZ400ZV / VZ400BX

0 to 100 km/h 9,5 sec
Top speed 150 km/h (93 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Mikuni BDS32 (front) / BS32 (rear)
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.886
Final reduction 3.200
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.461 (32/13)

1.578 (30/19)

1.200 (24/20)

0.956 (22/23)

0.800 (20/25)

ELECTRICAL Ignition TCI
Alternator Three-phase A.C. Generator
Battery capacity 12V-10Ah

Images

Suzuki VZ400 Desperado: images, gallery.

Suzuki VZ400 Desperado
Suzuki VZ400 Desperado
Suzuki VZ400 Desperado X
Suzuki VZ400 Desperado X
Suzuki VZ400 Desperado Winder
Suzuki VZ400 Desperado Winder

Videos

Suzuki VZ400 Desperado: video.

Suzuki VZ400 Desperado Winder
Suzuki VZ400 Desperado X
Suzuki VZ400 Desperado

Manuals

Suzuki VZ400 Desperado: manuals, parts, microfiches.