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Comparing the technical specifications of Ducati Diavel and Suzuki DR-Z400 is a proper way to figure out which one of these motorcycles matches better your individual preferences and expectations. You certainly have your own comfort zones in speeding, handling and sitting position and these should guide you to your choice of motorcycle. After comparing one motorcycle versus another and so on, the circle of favourite models will be then eventually narrowed to several ones. Then these bikes in question could be best explored on the road where handling, performance and comfort of sitting position can be best felt in action.

Ducati-Diavel   vs   Suzuki-DR-Z400
Picture of Ducati - DiavelPicture of Ducati - Diavel
Ducati manufacturer Suzuki
Diavel bike name DR-Z400
Cruiser mootorcycle type Enduro
Since 2011 year 2005-2005
223.5 / 86 / 119 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)231 / 87.5 / 123 cm
1199 cc engine displacement (cc)398 cc
Fuel injection - electronic fuel supply method Mikuni BSR36 carburetor
11.5:1 compression ratio 11.3:1
106x67.9 mm bore and stroke 90x62.6 mm
130mm (5.1 inches) ground clearance 300mm (11.8 inches)
3.5litres (3.7 quarts) engine oil capacity2.0litres (2.1 quarts)
17.0 litres (4.5 gallons) fuel tank capacity 10.0 litres (2.6 gallons)
250 km/h (155 mph) top speed151 km/h (94 mph)
162 hppeak horsepower 40 hp
128 nm (94.4 ft lbs)max torque 39 nm (28.8 ft lbs)
210 kg (463 lbs) dry weight132 kg (291 lbs)
239 kg (527 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 145 kg (320 lbs)
Marzocchi 50mm fully adhustable upside down forks front suspension 49mm telescopic fork, compression damping, adjustable spring preload
Aluminium single sided swingarm. Fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. rear suspension Link type fully adjustable spring preload, compression damping
120/70-ZR17 front tyre size 80/100-21
240/45-ZR17 rear tyre size 120/90-18
6-speed transmission type 5-speed wet multiplate discs, cable operated clutch
Electronic ignition / starting Electric starting, digital CDI ignition
Dual 320mm semi-floating discs, Brembo callipers, ABS front brakes single 250mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Single 265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, ABSrear brakes 220mm diameter disc and single-piston caliper
Chain drivefinal drive typeChain drive
Liquid coolingcooling typeLiquid cooling
6.70 l/100km (35.1 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)4.50 l/100km (52.3 mpg)
technical specifications of Ducati Diavelsee data separatelytechnical specifications of Suzuki DR-Z400

Suzuki DR-Z400 has a smaller engine displacement than Ducati Diavel but the size if the engine itself is doesn't mean that the bike is more or less powerful. The compression ration of the first of these bikes (11.5:1) is bigger than the other. This ratio is the relation of the volume in the cylinder when the piston is at the bottom of the stroke to the volume in the cylinder when the gas is compressed and the piston is at the top of the stroke. When one of two bikes with same engine displacement has a higher compression ratio it also has a better fuel economy because the mixture of air and fuel in the combustion chamber is burning at higher pressure and with better thermal efficiency.
Suzuki DR-Z400 has a better fuel economy (52.3 mpg) compared to Ducati Diavel which fuel economy is a 35.1 mpg. Miles per gallon (mpg) is one way of describing the fuel economy of a motorcycle and liters per 100 kilometers (l/100km) is another.
how to buy motorcycle tiresIf the time to replace your motorcycle tyres has come then you need to find the proper new ones. Another considerable factor here is your own riding style. To choose the right tire size firstly you need to understand the meaning of the numbers printed on the size of the tire. The width of the tire measured in millimeters is shown first. The profile of the tire is revealed by the second number. The diameter of the rim is represented by the third number in the code. Looking online for motorcycle tires is a good way to easily find the right size at low price.
As per the data sheets Suzuki DR-Z400 has a bigger ground clearance (300mm) than Ducati Diavel (130mm). The ride height is the other name of the parameter ground clearance which refers to the measure from the tyre base to the underside of the cassis of a motorcycle. To say it shortly, this is the smallest of the measures between the road surface and any mechanical part of the motorcycle.
Comparing the top speed values of both motorcycles we can see that Ducati Diavel is the faster one with 250km/h. As per the technical data of Suzuki DR-Z400 it would be behind it on the highway with 151km/h. In some cases these speed statistics are based on bike owners reviews and may be contradictory from various sources.Motorcycle with liquid cooling system
Ducati Diavel and Suzuki DR-Z400 are both liquid cooled. Compared to the air cooled motorcycles the liquid cooled ones have a very narrow range of working temperatures. The relatively consistent combustion environment of the liquid-cooled engine means that the mixture of fuel and air can be precisely controlled and optimised for better output. The water pump drives the coolant from the engine into the radiator and back. The amount of cooling can be regulated via thermostat, which helps holding the temperature at a relatively constant level. Water jackets in a liquid cooled engine act as sound insulators and make it quieter.
chain final drive The same final drive (chain) is used with these two bikes Ducati Diavel and Suzuki DR-Z400. One of the most economical way to drive horsepower from the engine to the rear wheel of the motorcycle is achieved with the chain drive and therefore it is still the most used among the three options by bike manufacturers. However all chains require keeping an eye on them and proper lubrication when they get dry and cleaning when they get dirty.
compression ratio is a value that represents the ratio of the volume of gas in the cylinder when the piston is at the lowest point it is ever gonna go down and the volume of gas when the piston is at its highest point. The value of the compression ratio of Suzuki DR-Z400 is 11.3:1 based on the information in its technical data and for Ducati Diavel the ratio is 11.5:1. In other words it represents how tightly the mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chamber is pressed before the ignition. With internal combustion engines the higher compression ratio allows higher efficiency because the combustion temperature is reached with less fuel.
One of the most important aspects of the basic level of maintenance of a motorcycle is the engine oil. Mineral and part-synthetic engine oils are cheaper when it comes to price in comparison with the most technically advanced synthetic motor oils. As a general rule it should be changed on every 6000 kilometers or 3700 miles. If you you synthetic oil then bigger mileage can be allowed between oil changes. The oil filter needs to be replaced too and that is usually to be done with the oil change. Ducati Diavel takes 3.5 litres of engine oil. The technical specs of Suzuki DR-Z400 determines its oil capacity to be 2.0 litres. The oil capacity here is just to give you a rough idea of how much oil you need on an oil change. Pouring exactly the proper amount of oil needed is achieved by observing the level sight window or the dipstick marks.

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