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***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« on: April 04, 2011, 12:23:35 pm »
Hi Guys

Talk to me, why should I not get a XR400 instead of a DRZ?

XR pros:
- air cooled
- maybe more bulletproof engine wise?
 

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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 12:29:34 pm »
I have been told, not first hand experience - DRZ is a pig on fuel  :-\
Definately prefer the aircooled version
 

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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 12:50:27 pm »
I have been told, not first hand experience - DRZ is a pig on fuel  :-\

Not true................the person who told you this had a bike that was not properly tuned  ;)
 

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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 12:55:52 pm »
Mine got 22 - 25 km/l with FCR.

DRZ

-New tech
-More hp (at higher revs)
-E-start
- Lots of aftermarket support

XR

-Simple
-Lighter
-Better low down torque

The DRZ was in some ways a replacement for the XR400, I would go DRZ.
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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 01:06:52 pm »
Mine got 22 - 25 km/l with FCR.

DRZ

-New tech
-More hp (at higher revs)
-E-start
- Lots of aftermarket support

XR

-Simple
-Lighter
-Better low down torque

The DRZ was in some ways a replacement for the XR400, I would go DRZ.

Thanks

How would they compare on the open road, say about 100-110 kph? Revs ect?
 

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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 01:09:45 pm »
If the XR400 is in really good condition, go for it,it is an XR after all. :thumleft: 
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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 01:33:35 pm »
Mine got 22 - 25 km/l with FCR.

DRZ

-New tech
-More hp (at higher revs)
-E-start
- Lots of aftermarket support

XR

-Simple
-Lighter
-Better low down torque

The DRZ was in some ways a replacement for the XR400, I would go DRZ.

Thanks

How would they compare on the open road, say about 100-110 kph? Revs ect?
Tough to say both only has 5 gears, but the DRZ redlines at 10 000rpm. Also liquid cooled which helps running at higher revs, air cooled tends to loose hp when it gets hot.
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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 01:37:02 pm »
Not a easy one ne...

Would prefer a DRZ, but they go for a bit more 2nd hand.
 

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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 02:31:41 pm »
xr400 - Extremely ugly
DRZ - very cool lookin
 

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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2011, 03:34:42 pm »
Sure the DRZ makes 8 more horses but weighs almost 10 more KG's.
10 KG's doesn't sound like much but you have to ride both and you will see what I mean- the XR turns muuuuch better

Remember that on these trail bikes the main factor is torque!
Dirtbike mag tested 7 different 400's in 2000 including Husaberg, DRZ, KTM etc and out of all these bike, the XR made the MOST TORQUE

http://www.dirtbikemagazine.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=C69EBD598C7E47AF895BF04C6CEC80F7
With XR4, I cruised on dirt @ 95KM/h on GPS. Not much different to the DRZ

What is the DRZ really?
If it made better torque and better HP than the XR while staying within a stones throw of the XR's weight, then MAYBE we can call it the modern XR400, but is sadly doesn't.

Consider the following facts;
Best HP: DRZ
Best Torque: XR
Lowest weight: XR
Best turning: XR
Most reliable: XR
Best resale: XR

Yes, the DRZ looks more modern than the XR, but it really looks dated in comparison to today's dirtbikes.
The XR is a non-pretender.. old school badass
« Last Edit: April 04, 2011, 03:45:03 pm by dirtWarp »
 

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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2011, 03:45:31 pm »
xr400 - Extremely ugly
DRZ - very cool lookin

hey watchit

my xr4 is still running LOOOONG after all the DRZ's have exploded faltered around me  >:D
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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2011, 03:47:08 pm »
xr400 - Extremely ugly
DRZ - very cool lookin

hey watchit

my xr4 is still running LOOOONG after all the DRZ's have exploded faltered around me  >:D

Yaaaa...but you ride like an old lady :peepwall:
 

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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2011, 03:48:09 pm »
Stock XR400R redlines at 9000rpm and makes peak power at 7000rpm

The DRZ revs higher and has a slightly better power to weigh ratio.
In my experience the DRZ has longer legs - much like a cheetah though  :P
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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2011, 03:50:59 pm »
xr400 - Extremely ugly
DRZ - very cool lookin

hey watchit

my xr4 is still running LOOOONG after all the DRZ's have exploded faltered around me  >:D

Yaaaa...but you ride like an old lady :peepwall:

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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2011, 03:54:14 pm »
xr400 - Extremely ugly
DRZ - very cool lookin
you call this ugly, and I call you a liar
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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2011, 04:02:34 pm »
xr400 - Extremely ugly
DRZ - very cool lookin
you call this ugly, and I call you a liar
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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2011, 05:08:37 pm »
The Xr is not ugly but it still looks like an 80's bike,the drz just looks a litle more modern.
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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2011, 05:48:11 pm »
xr400 - Extremely ugly
DRZ - very cool lookin
you call this ugly, and I call you a liar
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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2011, 05:53:53 pm »
Also kickstart vs button.

XR riders will tell you how easy it is blah blah, but a flooded xr, in 40c heat is, stuck in the sand on a hill..is no fun to kickstart
 

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Re: ***DRZ400E vs XR400***
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2011, 06:07:52 pm »
The Xr is not ugly but it still looks like an 80's bike,the drz just looks a litle more modern.
the drz looks 80's compared to this too:

Also kickstart vs button.

XR riders will tell you how easy it is blah blah, but a flooded xr, in 40c heat is, stuck in the sand on a hill..is no fun to kickstart
True.