Kawasaki Ninja 400

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Kawasaki Ninja 400
Kawasaki Ninja 400.jpg
Manufacturer Kawasaki Motorcycle & Engine Company
Parent company Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Production 2018–
Predecessor Kawasaki Ninja 300
Class Sportbike
Engine 399 cc (24.3 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve DOHC parallel-twin
Bore / stroke 70.0 mm × 51.8 mm (2.8 in × 2.0 in)
Compression ratio 11.5:1[1]
Power 33.4–36.5 kW (44.8–49 hp) @ 10,000 rpm (claimed)[2]
32.3 kW (43.3 hp) @ 9,900 rpm (rear wheel)[3][4][5]
Torque 38 N⋅m (28 lb⋅ft) @ 8,000 rpm (claimed)[2]
33.4 N⋅m (24.6 lb⋅ft) @ 8,250 rpm (rear wheel)[3]
Transmission Six-speed, chain drive
Frame type Steel diamond with truss structure
Suspension Front: 41 mm (1.6 in) non-adjustable telescopic fork, (4.72 in.) wheel travel
Rear: gas charged monoshock with 5-way adjustable preload, (5.1 in.) wheel travel
Brakes Front: Dual-piston caliper with single 310 mm (12.2 in) disc
Rear: Single-piston caliper with single 220 mm (8.7 in) disc
Tires Front: 110/70–17 (tubeless)
Rear: 150/60–17 (tubeless)
Dimensions L: 1,990 mm (78.3 in)
W: 710 mm (28.0 in)
H: 1,120 mm (44.1 in)
Seat height 785 mm (30.9 in)
Weight 168 kg (370 lb)[6] (wet)
Fuel capacity 14 L (3.1 imp gal; 3.7 US gal)
Range 210 mi (340 km) claimed[6]
Related Ninja 250
Z400

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 is a 399 cc Ninja series sport bike introduced by Kawasaki as a successor to the Ninja 300.[2][4][6] It is planned to launch for 2018 model year.

The Ninja 300 was struggling through Euro IV emission standards compliance. Therefore, Kawasaki decided to replace it with the Ninja 400 for the 2018 model year. It also has significant upgrades in engine, frame, suspension, and other parts.

Design

The new bike's styling is similar to Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX-10R (Such as ‘chin-spoilers’ below twin headlamps) and dashboard (information gauge cluster) from Ninja 650. Despite having larger displacement, it is 17.6 lb (8.0 kg) lighter than the Ninja 300.[1][4] It has a steel trellis frame with engine as a stressed member resulting in weight reduction of 6 kg (13 lb) and all LED lighting.[7][6] The engine has a large airbox for intake efficiency along with downdraft air intake. Seat height is 30mm lower than Ninja 300, improving standover.[6] It comes with ABS and slipper clutch as standard and the pull on the clutch is 20% lighter.[7][6] The suspension is stiffer than the Ninja 300 with a larger (41 mm) fork. There are stiffer 5-spoke wheels, similar to the Ninja 650, resulting in low unsprung weight and better cornering stability than predecessors.[6]

Announcement

The 2018 Ninja 400 was revealed at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. It is intended for the global market, and Euro IV compliance suggests that the bike will be brought to Europe market. Kawasaki launched in US on December 1, 2017.

It was launched in Japan in February 2018.

The Ninja 400 launched in India in April 2018.[8][9][10] It will be assembled locally in India at Kawasaki's manufacturing plant in Chakan, Maharashtra.[9] In India, it will not replace the Ninja 300, instead it will be sold alongside the Ninja 300.[10] The Ninja 250R is no longer on Kawasaki India's current products list, leaving Z250 the only bike in 250cc category offered by Kawasaki.[11] It will be available only in limited numbers.[10]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Brandt, Eric. "Kawasaki Unveils the Entry-Level Ninja 400". The Drive. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  2. ^ a b c MacDonald, Sean (October 27, 2017). "The New 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 Has Its Sights Set On The (Mini) Crown". Cycle World. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Henning, Ari; Courts, Zack (March 7, 2018). "Which Small Sportbike Should You Buy In 2018?". Motorcyclist. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Tokyo Motor Show 2017: Kawasaki Ninja 400 Unveiled". Car and Bike. October 25, 2017. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "New 2019 Ninja 400 - Kawasaki India". Kawasaki India. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Newland, Richard (October 25, 2017). "Kawasaki unveil new-for-2018 Ninja 400". Motorcycle News. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Kawasaki Ninja 400 debuts". Visordown. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  8. ^ "New Kawasaki Ninja 400 launched at Rs 4.69 lakh - The new baby Ninja". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  9. ^ a b "Kawasaki Ninja 400 Launched In India; Priced At Rs. 4.69 Lakh - NDTV CarAndBike". CarAndBike. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  10. ^ a b c "2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 launched in India at Rs 4.69 lakh - Autocar India". www.autocarindia.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  11. ^ "NINJA | Kawasaki India". www.kawasaki-india.com. Archived from the original on 22 April 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-22.

External links

  • Kawasaki USA(Official website)
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