Howdy! I've been hearing all kinds of great things about the drz 400 sm. For those who have ridden on it. Would this be a great bike to do it all? I'm not the tallest rider at 5"8 with boots, but would I fit? Maybe with a lower seat?
I had a DRZ 400 E and I'm 5'11" and it was nearly too tall for me. If you are good at one footing at stops you might be able to handle it but you will be working hard. I'm really not sure you can reduce the seat enough to help but I can say that seat is a really pain in the butt as is so you would need to work on it anyway if you ride it more that 25 miles at a time. It's a bad seat! Go to the dealer and check. There may be a lowering kit for it. I know there was a kit to convert it to dual sport which I did on mine.