Suzuki RF400

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Suzuki RF400R

Suzuki RF 400 was first introduced in 1993 and was produced until 2000. The motorcycle was based on the older model Suzuki RF 600, which received the engine from Suzuki GSX-R 400. Subsequently, the Suzuki RF 400 was equipped with a motor from the "redhead" Suzuki GSF 400 Bandit - these versions differed in the designation VC on plastic, red cylinder head and red brake discs.

The Suzuki RF 400 was based on the success of the then Kawasaki ZZ-R 400 - a full-size sports tourist with a good appearance was in great demand. Meanwhile, only Suzuki RF400 managed to compete with it and at some point even beat it in sales. In general, the series of 400cc Japanese motorcycles of the "sport-tour" class became an excellent alternative to "sports" and "road builders" of the same cubic capacity - not differing in size from older versions, it had a modern (at that time) sporty appearance and comfort classic road bike.

The main feature of the Suzuki RF400 is the liquid-cooled in-line 4-cylinder engine producing 53 hp. power and 38 Nm of torque. The maximum performance of the motor is reached at 9500-11000 rpm. Since 1994, there have been versions with a variable timing system (VC), which allowed the maximum engine speed to be increased from 15,000 rpm to 16,000 rpm.

Other features of the model include a diagonal steel frame, simple suspensions in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and mono-shock absorber, a 6-speed gearbox, a 17-liter fuel tank and 186 kg of dry weight.

Suzuki RF Series Lineup:

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Specifications Suzuki RF 400:

Model Suzuki RF400R / RF400RV
Motorcycle type sports tourist
Release year 1993-1999
Frame steel diagonal
Engine type 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 398 cm³
Bore / stroke 56.0 x 40.4 mm
Compression ratio 11.8: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system carburettors, 4x Mikuni BDST32
Ignition type fully transistor
Maximum power 53.0 h.p. (39.0 kW) at 11000 rpm
Maximum torque 37.0 Nm (3.8 kgm) at 9500 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 120 / 70ZR17 M / C (58H)
Rear tire size 160 / 60ZR17 M / C (69H)
Front brakes 2 discs 290 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes 1 disc 240 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension 41mm Telescopic Fork (Preload Adjustable), 120mm Travel - RF400 (1993-1994)

41mm Telescopic Fork (Fixed), 120mm Travel - RF400 (1995-1999)

Rear suspension linkage with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 125 mm
Length 2115 mm
Width 720 mm
Height 1180 mm
Wheelbase 1430 mm
Minimum ground clearance 115 mm
Saddle height 775 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 4.9 sec
Maximum speed 180 km / h (with limiter)
Fuel tank capacity 17.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry) 186 kg
Motorcycle weight (curb) 204 kg