Kawasaki ZXR400

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Kawasaki ZXR400
Kawasaki ZXR 400.jpg
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Parent company Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Class Sport bike
Engine 398 cc (24.3 cu in) 16V DOHC inline 4
Bore / stroke 57 mm × 39 mm (2.2 in × 1.5 in)
Compression ratio 12.1:1
Top speed 225 km/h (140 mph)[citation needed]
Power H model 45.6 kW (61.2 hp) @ 12500 rpm[1]
L model 47.8 kW (64.1 hp) @ 13000 rpm [2]
Torque H model 39.2 N⋅m (28.9 lbf⋅ft) @ 10000 r/min (rpm)[1]
L model 36.3 N⋅m (26.8 lbf⋅ft) @ 12000 rpm [2]
Ignition type Battery and coil (transistorized)
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh, return shift
Frame type Tubular, diamond
Suspension Front Telescopic fork
Rear: Uni-Trak swingarm
Brakes Front Dual discs
Rear Single disc
Tires Front 120/60 VR17
Rear 160/60 VR17
Rake, trail 24°, 85 mm (3.3 in)
Wheelbase 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Dimensions L: 1,995–2,035 mm (78.5–80.1 in)
W: 700–705 mm (27.6–27.8 in)
H: 1,125 mm (44.3 in)
Seat height 760–765 mm (29.9–30.1 in)
Weight H model 163 kg (359 lb),[1] L model 159 kg (351 lb)[citation needed] (dry)
Fuel capacity 16 L (3.5 imp gal; 4.2 US gal)
Oil capacity 3.0 L (0.66 imp gal; 0.79 US gal)
Turning radius 3.2 m (10 ft)

The Kawasaki ZXR400 was a Kawasaki motorcycle introduced in 1989. It was one of the first and most popular of the 400 cubic centimetres (24 cu in) sport bikes that swept across Japan and later Europe in the 1990s. It was discontinued in 2003.[clarification needed] The H model was produced first, and was superseded by the L series in 1991. The L series had increased power output, but less torque, and updated slimmer rear styling.


1989 H1 Introduction model
1990 H2 Changes to swingarm, curved radiator replaced flat one, rest of bike unchanged
1991 L1 New Frame and Engine Changes. Fairing changes included single headlight unit
1992 L2
1993 L3
1994 L4 Limited edition ITOHAM Scheme[clarification needed]
1995 - 1999 L5
1999 L9 Modified engine internals


  1. ^ a b c Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Kawasaki ZXR400H Workshop Manual, 1990
  2. ^ a b zxr400world, "ZXR400 Technical specifications"

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