DRZ 400sHorsepower vs YZF426?

4 replies to this topic
  • Dizzy_Al

Posted October 14, 2001 - 03:32 PM


Whats the HP of the 426 vs the 400drz
I own a DRZ400s and love it especialy the
magic button ,but today i had a chance to
try a 426 and well except for figuring out
how to start it,i think i have found a new love.It would be the ultimate dual if it
had a dual kit on it.

  • bobwaye

Posted October 14, 2001 - 08:50 PM


How much HP??? Just enough! I own both bikes and they are what they are; any comparison is not doing either bike justice.
The DRZ is a mild mannnered DS (with BAD stock forks) as is tuned to put out smoooooth power and run forever with only oil changes (2k miles this summer and I haven't even looked at the sparkplug).
On the other hand, the 426 is a rip-snortin race bike with power and suspension to spare. But... it's LOUD, it's finicky, and it needs beaucoup maintinance (don't EVEN ask me how many times I've had to remove the tank/seat/carb combo in the last month).
Comparing these two bikes is ridiculous; they are on opposite ends of the dirt bike spectrum. Buy them both!!

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  • john.hilton@cape.k12.de.u

Posted October 15, 2001 - 07:30 AM


A stock DRZ 400 has about 39 HP
A stock YZ 426 has about 49 HP

Plus the YZ is about 28 lbs. lighter

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  • DOC

Posted October 15, 2001 - 08:53 PM


john, your a physicist! i'll keep that in mind when i have a question in your area. Thanks

  • john.hilton@cape.k12.de.u

Posted October 16, 2001 - 07:41 AM


I'll help in any way that I can.

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