Kawasaki Ninja 400 launched at Rs. 4.69 lakhs
The Kawasaki Ninja 400 has been noiselessly launched in India at a sticker price of Rs 4.69 lakhs (ex-showroom). The bike bears design resemblances to the flagship Ninja H2 and is assembled at the company’s facility in Chakan, Pune. Initially showcased at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, the motorcycle borrows its design cues from its elder sibling, the Ninja H2. For instance, the dual LED headlight with the chin spoilers. With a sharp design, voluminous bodywork and a Ninja ZX-10R-inspired LED tail-light, overall the Ninja 400’s looks are impressive.
The motorcycle comes powered by an all-new 399cc parallel-twin, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled and fuel-injected engine that produces 49 PS of power at 10,000 RPM and 38 Nm of torque at 8000 RPM. The power plant comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The vehicle comes shod with 41 mm telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are via a 310 mm petal disc (the same disc size used on the Ninja ZX-14R) and a 220 mm petal disc at the front and rear respectively. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.
Similar to the Ninja H2, the 400 too gets a swing arm mounting plate which fixes the swing arm to the rear of the engine thereby enhancing stability. The 399-cc parallel-twin delivers higher performance all thanks to the new downdraft intake accompanied by a larger air box which offers enlarged intake efficiency. The Ninja 400 is as beginner rider-friendly as the Ninja 300 courtesy the smooth response and the abundant low-end torque.