Kawasaki has finally pulled off the sheets from the new Ninja 400 at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. It was one of the most anticipated bikes of the year and now it’s officially revealed.
The new Ninja 400 sports a new pair of headlights which are LEDs. There is a couple of small spoilers below the headlights which are probably designed to improve the aerodynamics of the motorcycle. The fuel tank remains more or less the same with a capacity of 14 litres. In terms of aesthetics, the rest of the motorcycle is mostly left untouched and looks similar to the outgoing Ninja 300.
Powering the new Ninja 400 is a 399cc, parallel twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC, engine that has been tuned to produce a max power of 44.8 bhp at 10,000 rpm and approx 38 Nm of peak torque. This engine has the same dimensions as that of the old Ninja 250, but Kawasaki claims that it’s 1 kg lighter. The airbox on the new bike has been increased in size to offer an increased intake efficiency.
Kawasaki has used an all-new chassis for the new Ninja 400, making this pocket-rocket lose 8 kgs over its predecessor. This loss of weight accompanied by a more powerful engine and more aerodynamic body fairing, the Ninja 400 is definitely going to be a fast motorcycle. The new chassis is also stiffer and enhances the stability as well as manoeuvrability of the bike.
Kawasaki claims that the new Ninja 400 has the biggest front disc in its class; a 310mm single rotor accompanied by Nissin ABS. The suspension has been upgraded from 37mm to 41mm and is expected to deliver better performance.
Kawasaki wanted its new Ninja 400 customers to feel more premium about the motorcycle and hence borrowed a few elements from its Ninja 650. The star-pattern 5-spoke wheels on the new Ninja are from the 650 and so is the instrument console.
The Japanese company is also providing many accessories for the Ninja 400 which includes a larger screen, power outlet, ERGO-FIT high seat (+30 mm), tank bag, tank pad, radiator screen, frame sliders, wheel rim tape, pillion seat cover, helmet lock and U-lock.
Currently, there is no official statement regarding the price of the new Kawasaki Ninja 400 but we’re expecting it to be announced soon. We’re glad that Kawasaki has finally ended the longing of many riders across the globe by unveiling the new Ninja 400. But now we’ve got to wait till this new baby starts reaching showrooms. Guess the waiting never ends, eh?