OP - before considering this bike... ask yourself what you truly want out of it. What are you going to use it for? They are not for everyone. Most people really enjoy them at first but if you find yourself wanting to cruise all day or doing any sort of long stretches of road/HWY you will miss being on a more street oriented bike. These things are best suited for shorter rides, twisty roads, around town where speeds are low, dual sport/gravel travel or parking lot shenanigans..
The gearing has you pretty wound out and buzzy feeling at 110km/h "indicated" - It will run 120 all day but it wont be pleasant - vibes and wind will beat you up. You can gear down the rear sprocket for better highway revs but it kind of makes the bike boring at lower speeds... which is the reason you buy one in the first place!
They are overpriced on kijiji.. and brand new if you consider how old the tech is - I was offered 5k for my 2008 with sub 10,000km earlier this year. Not selling though! Hell, the first one I ever owned way back was only a couple years old at the time - bone stock, mint with 3500km and I got it for $4k. Would be hard to find a similar deal these days for sure.
I am on my 3rd DRZ-sm so feel free to PM me with specific questions.
Well to be completely honest one of my good riding pals has one, and I've kicked around town with it I must say I got my jollies off with her. lol it's got plenty of oomph and It wasn't so overwhelming! I've ben on hiatus from riding for about 5 years now, to start a family, house marriage etc... so I was looking at getting back into motorcycling and this popped into my mind. the DRZ400SM!
most of my riding wont be too long maybe an hour or two no long distance blasts, couple of side roads then home. If I do take the highway probably a very short spurt nothing major iron butt stuff.