Photo taken by my good friend Pong Incomio.
Supermoto riding is at-home at the twisties of the Nasugbu-Ternate (near Kaybiang Tunnel) road. This is a DRZ-400SM, with SM bearing the initials of course, you guessed it – Super Moto.
Through the years, Suzuki has reiterated the DRZ and was produced in four variants
- DR-Z400 – kick-start, not street legal
- DR-Z400E – electric-start, not street legal (US), street legal (AUS)
- DR-Z400S – street legal (headlight, taillight, turn signals, mirrors and horn)
- DR-Z400SM – Supermoto, first year 2005, street legal, comes standard with 17-inch (430 mm) sportbike inspired wheels, oversize front and rear brakes, RMZ rear swing-arm and inverted forks.
Basically, the platform has been the same since year 2000 until today. As the saying goes, why fix (change) it, if it ain’t broke.