Kawasaki Ninja 400 produces 45PS, debuts at Tokyo
The all-new Kawasaki Ninja 400 has debuted at the ongoing 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. It is first spied during a pre-launch commercial shoot in USA. Alongside the Ninja 400, Kawasaki has also revealed the new Ninja 250 at the show.
When compared to the Ninja 300, the Ninja 400 is more inclined towards the proper middleweight segment. It even borrows some bits from the Ninja 650.
Unlike its predator, the new Ninja 400 is not identical to the Ninja 650. Instead it adopts a design philosophy similar to most other smaller Ninjas- Sports tourer with ZX-inspired body. Elements from their flagship Ninja H2 can also be seen.
Overall the Ninja 400 can be seen as an upgraded version of the Ninja 300. Some of its changes include redesigned fairing, new headlamp and cowl design and slight updated rear section. Its digital instrument cluster has been lifted from the Ninja 650.
|Kerb weight||167 Kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||14 liters|
|Colours||Lime Green /Ebony (KRT Edition), Metallic Spark Black (European-spec)|
The bike gets a high-tensile steel trellis frame cushioned by 41 mm telescopic front fork and a bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged rear monoshock with adjustable preload. Braking duties are carried out by 310 mm petal disc with dual piston calliper at the front and a single 220 mm petal disc with single-piston calliper at rear. Its 17-inch wheels are shod in 110-section and 150-section front and rear wheels respectively.
Coming to the best part, the Ninja 400 is fitted with an all-new 399cc in-line twin cylinder engine producing 45 PS of power at 10,000 rpm and 38 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. This is higher than the Ninja 300 and edging the middleweight segment. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The Ninja 400 could replace the Ninja 300 in most markets. More details: