Kawasaki is reportedly working on a new Ninja, likely to be powered by a 400 cc parallel-twin engine. The new Ninja 400 was spotted while a TVC was being shot in the US recently. There are a few spy-shots of the bike as well, but none of the images are clear and only the back of the bike can be seen. What is clear is that the styling of the Ninja 400 is more in line with the present Ninja range, inspired by the Ninja ZX-10R’s styling. The new Kawasaki Ninja 400 is probable to be presented as a 2018 model, perhaps as a global model, and likely to replace the Ninja 300. Kawasaki already has an existing Ninja-400, with styling borrowed from the prior Ninja 650.
The present Ninja 400 is only available in select markets, like Japan and Canada. The new Ninja 400 though bears styling cues more in line with the present Ninja range. There are no additional details available as yet, but as with the Ninja 300, the forthcoming Ninja 400 is expected to be powered by a four-stroke parallel-twin motor. On the cosmetic front, the Ninja 400 sports a LED tail-lamp, LED turn indicators, black alloy-wheels, wide back tyre, split seats, and a side mounted exhaust. Also seen is a small windshield, and LED headlight and full digital arrangement is expected on the new bike. It’s still not clear if the Kawasaki Ninja 400 will be launched in India. From a cost perspective, it will only make sense to have substantial localization of the Ninja-400 to make it a successful product in India.