We are now a dealer for MRD exhaust systems and recently installed one of their Z-Pro full exhausts on our DRZ400SM Project Bike. This is the best exhaust on the market if you're looking to maximize the performance of your DRZ. They also happen to look great on the bike thanks to their hand-made attention to detail.
MRD Z-Pro pipes (formerly known as the SSW-MRD) are hand built from 18 gauge 304 stainless steel and 6061 aluminum, and tig welded by hand by owner Dave Harryman. These are not over priced, stamped out, mass produced pipes, they have a high quality hand fabricated look. MRD builds their pipes from stainless steel because it is the best material for exhaust systems, SS holds more heat in for better exhaust velocity, SS does not dent as easily as TI and does not require loose spring mounting to keep it from breaking. Their pipes have superior dimensions and flow better than stock - resulting in noticeable power gains. Endcaps are bolted for easy removal when changing inserts or repacking.
To simplify ordering, we've put together an MRD Z-Pro performance exhaust package where you can customize the system to fit your needs. On our project bike, we're running the MRD full exhaust with quiet insert and heat shield clamps. We've also done the JD Jetting Jet Kit as part of the package, and a K&N Air Filter with the 3x3 airbox mod. Finally we finished off the system with a Z-Carbon Header Heat Shield.
We use our 2008 DR-Z400SM project bike for commuting and the random day trip, so we have it setup in sort of an "Adventure Supermoto" spec right now. Here's a list of the most recent mods we've done to the bike...
I've been commuting quite a bit lately on one of our DRZ400SM's. It turns my normal 10 minute commute by car into a very fun 45 minute back road commute! I made a few changes to the bike to make it a little more commuter friendly, mainly so I could carry a few more things on the bike. Plus I changed up the lighting a little bit, to be more visible, and in case I'm caught out after dark. Here's a couple of the changes we did to the bike...
This happens to be one of our favorite new mods for the DRZ400S and DRZ400SM.... an Acerbis LED Vision HP Headlight with a Cyclops LED Headlight Bulb. We recently installed this setup on our new 2016 Suzuk DR-Z400SM Project Bike and absolutely love it! The headlight itself has a very unique look with 10 bright white LED's to the side of the main headlight, and with the addition of the Cyclops LED headlight bulb, you get a super bright headlight bulb that is still completely street legal.
The Acerbis (pronounced Uhhh-Chair-Bees) LED Vision HP headlight is the first DOT Certified headlight on the market featuring LED Light Bulbs. This headlight features a standard 12V 35/35W H4 Halogen Bulb for the main headlight, and then 10 bright white LED lights to the sides of the main headlight, providing a sleek look and brighter/safer lights at night, enhancing your visibility.
The Cyclops 3800 Lumen H4 LED Headlight bulb is simply the brightest, smallest, and most reliable H4 replacement LED light available on the market! You'll get HID performance with all of the benefits of LED. This bulb is very bright, while still being street legal. It is fan Cooled for long life, vibration proof and water resistant. In addition to fitting the Acerbis LED Vision Headlight, it will also fit the stock Suzuki DR-Z400S/SM Headlight, or any H4 Type Motorcycle / Automotive Headlight.
NOTE: If you don't have a DR-Z400S/SM, but have a motorcycle with an H4 type bulb (like the WR250R/X and CRF250L have), and you want this same exact LED headlight bulb...
• Cyclops 3800 Lumen H4 LED Headlight Bulb at SRmoto
We like our 2008 DR-Z400SM so much that we decided to pick up a new 2016 model. Even though the DRZ supermoto hasn't changed much over the years (aside from color and graphics), its still one of our favorite bikes and one of the most fun to ride. We plan to set this new bike up a bit different than our 2008 model, and will be doing all the standard performance mods as well as a KEIHIN FCR-MX 39mm Carburetor on this bike.
Looking for aftermarket parts for your new 2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S Dual Sport or DR-Z400SM Supermoto? SRmoto specializes in dual sport and supermoto bikes like the DRZ400S/M, so be sure to check out our 2008 Suzuki DRZ400SM project bike for ideas on upgrades and accessories.