I just passed the break-in at 600 miles. The bike has settled into its own very well. Myself, I changed the oil and filter at 50 miles, 250 miles, then at 600.
I plan on going out to 1,500 miles, then using a sythetic blend oil from then on out. This DRZ 400S is a great commuter bike with benefits.
Now that I have passed my break-in point, I will get it out on the trails a little bit. For the most part I can tell you it's a very responsive motorcycle.
It handles very well in the corners and has enough power to get up to speed on a two-lane road.
I don't ride highways on this bike. I might do that with a sprocket change for top end. The mileage has been about 63 mpg. on mine.
I did lots of roll ons and took it easy for the most part. It will ride at 70 mph. with out vibrating you to death. Most of my riding has been at 60 mph. or less.
On dirt roads, it's sure footed and moves out when needed. It's a great bike that is light, agile and road worthy. At 5'10 I have to "tip toe it at a stop".
It takes a bit of getting used to it. I love this 2012 DRZ400S. I hope this review has helped you out. IT'S A GREAT DUAL SPORT.
Upgrades/Accessories: I bought a set of "MSR hand guards". Soon I will be getting the "Uniguard" set up to protect radiators, a rack for the back, then an engine guard/skid plate. The motor/carb/exhuast will stay BONE STOCK until the warranty is up.
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