Kawasaki is prepared the new Ninja 400 for 2018, this model is a replacement for the Ninja 300 model that will no longer be produced although it was relatively short on the market.
Kawasaki Ninja 400
Kawasaki made the Ninja 400 model to stay competitive with models such as Yamaha YZF-R3 and KTM RC390. The Ninja 400, although quite similar to the Ninja 300, is in fact a brand new model, Kawasaki made a real motorcycle of less volume with which you can enjoy everyday driving and make trips on the race track.
The heart of this model is a parallel two-cylinder aggregate of 399 cc, from this engine, Kawasaki engineers managed to extract 45 hp at 10,000 rpm with the aggregate complying with the EURO 4 standard. The aggregate have built in slipper clutch, which means that with this bike you can get maximum enjoyment and indulge at the race track. In front is mounted a 41 mm diameter fork that is designed to provide a better return sensation, and to better tolerate braking forces. The brakes are a Nissin brand with a single front disc in a diameter of 310 mm, and this model also has an ABS braking system.
Kawasaki tried to correct everything on the Ninja 400 that was lacking on the Ninja 300 model, so the Ninja 400 seat is narrower, for a better and more comfortable driving feeling, especially in the curves. The steering wheel is set slightly higher in order to reduce driver fatigue during long journeys. The chassis is designed to provide better stability and maneuverability compared to the previous Ninja 300 model. The headlights are made in LED technology, which should provide excellent lighting during the night driving. The instrument panel is digital and transparent with all the necessary information. The fuel tank is 14L, which according to people from Kawasaki is enough to cross 340 km. In Kawasaki, they are trying to save on each gram, and Ninja 400 has a dry weight of 168 kg, if we add the weight of all liquids we will gain weight of about 185 kg.
Ninja 400 without ABS costs $ 5000 and Ninja with 400 ABS costs $ 5,500. Kawasaki Ninja 400 would have to be a great rival to Yamaha YZF-R3 and KTM RC390, but how will it go on the market will see