Kawasaki proudly introduces a new sport model into this highly competitive arena. Clad in sharp new Ninja styling, the new Ninja 400 delivers greater performance than its predecessor care of all-new engine and chassis that are more powerful and significantly lighter. But like the Ninja 300 that preceded it, this new Ninja model possesses much more than high performance. Not only does the Ninja 400 offer stunning, high-quality looks, its stronger engine performance, light, predictable handling and relaxed, sporty riding position make it both fun and easy to ride.
Head-turning looks have always been a forte of Ninja models, regardless of displacement. The new Ninja 400 boasts futuristic new Ninja styling inspired by the mighty Ninja H2. The large-volume bodywork attracts attention, and gives the impression of a larger machine. This impression is reinforced by the high-class design and superb fit and finish, which are comparable to bikes from a larger-displacement class.In addition to contributing to the Ninja 400’s sharper looks, slim LED headlamps (each featuring low and high beams, as well as a LED position lamp) are highly visible and offer significantly increased brightness.
Displacing 399 cm3, the new engine delivers significantly increased performance compared to its predecessor: 33.4 kW for the Ninja 400 The higher performance can largely be credited to the new downdraft intake, which is accompanied by a larger airbox offering increased intake efficiency. The increased performance is complemented by a rider-friendly character; the smooth response and abundant low-end torque facilitate throttle control for new and experienced riders alike.
More compact clutch (ø139 mm >> ø125 mm) with less rigid operating plates offers a 20% lighter lever pull. Complementing the extremely light feel at the lever, the new clutch has a wider engagement range, facilitating control.
More rigid ø41 mm telescopic fork delivers better suspension action. The front wheel feels really planted, direction changes are made easily (even when the bike is fairly upright – handy when navigating traffic jams), and overall the suspension offers the plushness of a larger displacement bike.
The Ninja 400 is equipped with the same instrument cluster as the Ninja 650, contributing to the high-grade feel of the tidy cockpit. The sophisticated instrument design features a large analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, and a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, Parallel Twin|
|Valve system||DOHC, 8 valves|
|Bore and stroke||70 x 51.8 mm|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2|
|Tire front||110/70R17M/C (54H)|
|Tire rear||150/60R17M/C (66H)|
|Length x Width x Height||1,990 mm x 710 mm x 1,150 mm|
|Ground clearance||140 mm|
|Seat height||785 mm|
|Curb mass||169 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14 litres|
|Brakes: Front||Single semi-floating ø310 mm petal disc|
|Brakes: Rear||Single ø220 mm petal disc|
|Suspension: Front||ø41 mm telescopic fork|
|Suspension: Rear||Bottom-link Uni-Trak,gas-charged shock with adjustable preload|
|Caliper: Front||Single balance actuation dual piston|
|Caliper: Rear||Dual piston|