For Kawasaki, the Ninja and Z series go hand in hand, so it hardly a surprise that the all-new Ninja 400 is getting a Z version soon. The proof? leaked emission documents from California Air Resources Board (CARB).
In the above picture, ER is a prefix that Kawasaki uses for their naked motorcycles and K refers to the year-2019. We are not sure what the D stands for though.
Kawasaki Z400 reveal, price and release date
Kawasaki has not responded to when the bike will be revealed but everything points to this year’s EICMA. Eventhough the Z300 is not available in the States, the Z400 will almost certainly be.
Price is expected to be on par with the BMW G310R (and lower than the Duke 390) at $4,750 making it a very VFM prospect.
Expect the Z400 to reach US dealerships later this year as a 2019 model. Other markets like Europe and India will only get it in 2019.
Kawasaki Z400 design and specs
The Z400 will be a replacement to the Z300 and though its reveal is a good few months away, we can almost accurately predict how the motorcycle will turn out. I don’t want to go in to any more speculations but a sharper version of the Z300 is what you should be thinking. Of course, more power and better specs are a given.
The Kawasaki Z400 will lift its engine from the Ninja 400 which is a liquid-cooled 399 cc, parallel-twin cylinder. It produces 48.3 bhp of maximum power at 10,000 rpm and peak torque of 38 Nm at 8,000 rpm.
In terms of spec, the Z400’s chassis, suspension and brakes will also be shared with its faired sibling. This mean that there will be 41mm telescopic front forks, rear monoshock, single 310 mm front petal disc and a 220mm rear one.
That’s all we know so far. More details will come out soon, so stay tuned!