Kawasaki, a Japanese bike manufacturing company is closely working on the production version of Kawasaki Ninja 400 motorcycle. Expected to make its public debut at 2017 EICMA next month, the new Kawasaki Ninja 400 will be introduced as a replacement for the Ninja 300. This entry level motorcycle from the stable of Kawasaki will compete against KTM RC390, Yamaha YZF-R3 and other key players in the segment.
Kawasaki, the Japanese bike maker, is reported to be bringing the Kawasaki Ninja 400, a newer, larger mid-sized 400cc motorcycle at the 75th Worldwide Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA 2017) in Milan, Italy next month. This 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 may also replace the Ninja 300 currently being sold internationally as well as in India. From the most recent spy shot, it appears to be just shy of the Kawasaki Ninja 650’s scale. It has been spied internationally earlier this year well. Here are the details about 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400- Price in India, Date, and Specification.
2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400- Price in India, Date, and Specification
As far as the Indian market is concerned, there is no official confirmation from the company that they will bring Kawasaki Ninja 400 to India. So, it would be interesting to see if the company launches the motorcycle in the domestic market. If launched, the motorcycle will be priced at INR 3.60 lakh.
Kawasaki Ninja 400R will create a new segment for itself in our Indian bike market. Its fancy looks and touring abilities are its biggest advantages. If Kawasaki can keep its price below INR 4.5 lakhs in India then we feel it will be a complete value for money bike as it has the power and features to attract the buyers of entry-level premium bikes.
The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 comes much sharper compared to the current model. However, the basic silhouette of the Kawasaki Ninja 400 will remain same as the current model. Up front, it will get twin sharp headlamps and a long visor. The instrument cluster is also likely to remain same with the premium digital display.
The muscular and chunky looking fuel tank could get slight creases in order to give the bike much sharper appearance. The seat is also expected to come with an improved quality offering greater comfort to the rider. The bike wears Kawasaki’s signature green paint scheme that enhances the visual appeal further.
The bike uses parallel twin, 4-stroke 399cc engine. This liquid-cooled, DOHC generates a maximum power output of 43 bhp at 9500 rpm. The torque output of this 8 valves engine is of 37 Nm which arrives at 7500 rpm. Kawasaki Ninja 400 serves this engine with a six-speed manual gearbox with one gear down and five gears up-shift pattern.
This engine behaves a lot like its smaller sibling, Ninja 300. There is a considerable difference in the throttle reaction though. This bike takes only 7 seconds to reach 0-100km/hr which makes it a second faster than its smaller sibling. The powerful mid and low range is the main characteristic of this engine. The bike feels best around 140-160km/hr when the power supply is at its peak. It can go pass the speed of 180km/hr easily. The engine stays calm most of the time but when you push it really hard then it becomes a bit audible.
There are almost negligible signs of vibrations and harshness in this engine. Kawasaki Ninja 400 has a very smooth gearbox with well-spaced gear ratios. The bike can easily overtake most of the bikes in city traffic and proves to be really impressive on highways as well. This engine can cross the speed of 100km/hr in its second gear without much effort. You can expect a mileage of around 20-22km/ltr.
Kawasaki Ninja 400 has 17 inches alloy wheels at its both ends. Kawasaki may launch a single variant of this bike in four different colors- Metallic Graystone/Gloss Carbon, Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Flat Spark, Black Pearl Stardust White, Metallic Flat Spark Black.