About the DRZ history

There are/were 4 models of DRZ.

S (dual sport),E (off road electric start),K or kicker (off road kick start only) and SM (17" street wheels, upside down forks,etc).

S was introduced in 2000 and still available for 17.

E was introduced in 2000 and was discontinued in the US for 08.

K was introduced in 2000 and was discontinued in the US for 04.

SM was introduced in 2005 and is still available for 17.

S, SM, 04 and newer California model E and 07 E have the same cams, compression and carb.

00-06 49 state E and 00-03 K have the better cams, FCR39 carb and more compression.

To confuse you more, Kawasaki and Suzuki did an alliance in 03. the 2003 KLX400r and KLX 400sr are just green DRZ’s. R is a E model and SR is a S model.

These are the US models.

Different country of import have other differences, pair valve, gear position ignition restriction, ect ect

 

The E and S models have some other differences like sprocket sizes, rear Sub frame, Spoke sizes 

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