Suzuki RF400R Review from South Africa

1996 Suzuki RF400R

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance32000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki GTR1000

Summary:

Fantastic

Faults:

Its got a bit of a noise in top gear, but according to the mechanic it is normal.

Other than that, my wife fell with the bike, but it only picked up a few scratches, which can be repaired.

General Comments:

Handles fantastic, sounds like a dream and the acceleration is nice and smooth. Looks like a big bike with all the benefits of a small bike.

My next bike would also be a RF, but a 600 or a 900.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2009

2nd Nov 2010, 09:09

Hi, I recently bought myself a Suzuki RF400. I absolutely adore this bike, but I think its fuel consumption is very high. I estimate it at about 9km/l; is this normal for this bike or is there something wrong with mine? I really hope someone can help.

30th Mar 2011, 05:16

Hi, I also have a RD400, I think you should be getting at least half more again... but you might be thrashing the... out of it LOL.

It is a great bike. Had mine for a year now. Been brill. I am now after a Kawi zx600r...

Take care and have fun!

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 1 review