Kawasaki has introduced its new sports model into the highly competitive 400cc market. Notably Ninja in its styling, the new 400 delivers greater performance than its predecessor thanks to an all-new more powerful engine and a significantly lighter chassis.

It’s powered by a 399cc parallel-twin engine, which has been tuned to deliver greater performance than its predecessor at all rpm thanks largely to the new downdraft intake and larger airbox offering increased intake efficiency. That translates to 44.3bhp at 10,000rpm 38Nm of torque at 8,000rpm – which is complimented by a smooth and predictable throttle response, abundant low-end torque and a new assist and slipper clutch.

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The Ninja 400’s lightweight trellis frame has a similar design to that of the Ninja H2’s and Kawasaki’s advanced dynamic rigidity analysis was used to ensure optimum rigidity at the lightest weight.  The engine is rigid-mounted and used as a stressed member helping to contribute to the bike’s 168kg kerb mass. Its lighter chassis and slim, compact design is matched by a more rigid 41mm diameter fork, helping the Ninja 400 to offer both stability and manoeuvrability – making it a great choice for new and experienced riders alike.

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 will be available in showrooms in February 2018. For more information, click HERE.

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