Suzuki RF400R Review from New Zealand

1994 Suzuki RF400R

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CBR400





General Comments:

My RF400r is what biking is about.

Being able to jump on the bike, hitting the starter button and knowing it's going to start. Heading out into the hills and having the time out your life.

I can't say enough good things about the bike, I will being moving up to a RF900... there's just something about these bikes... they are so understated!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2007

9th Jul 2009, 06:49

I have a Suzuki RF 400R. The carburetors were set and the plugs changed since that the bike will only start and ride for 2 days, then the plugs are shot. If you replace the plugs again, the same problem will occur. Can anyone that has had this problem before, please give me some advice as this is becoming expensive. I am very desperate.

13th May 2013, 14:27

You need to get a new digital igniter electronic board, which is right under your seat. When it dries out with time, electrical boosts take place and burn out the sparks.


Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review