2014 Kawasaki Ninja 400 revealed with minor updates

First introduced in 2011, Japanese bike manufacturers, Kawasaki has updated their Ninja 400 superbike by adding some updates. Though there are no changes made to the engine, there are some important updates including to the ride and handling of the superbike.

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Powered by a two cylinder water cooled four stroke 399 cc engine, the 2014 Ninja 400 delivers 44 PS power at 9,500 rpm and 37 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm. Weight of the bike is in the range of 209-211 kgs, depending on the model you buy. Other features included in the new variant include, redesigned flatter rear seat with better cushion, higher windscreen, dual headlights, LED taillamp. Color options include Metallic Moondust Gray / Metallic Spark Black and Candy Burnt Orange / Metallic Spark Black.

Price of the new Kawasaki Ninja 400 starts from ¥649,950 (INR 4,08,400) in Japan, where it was launched. Offered in a choice of three variants, regular, non ABS special edition, and ABS special edition. The price of latter two is at ¥669,900 and ¥720,300. Considering that the demand for superbikes is increasing 15-20% every year in India, Bajaj might be thinking of launching the Ninja 400 in India.

Tech Specs of new Kawasaki Ninja 400

Engine Type Parallel 2 cylinder DOHC 4 valve water-cooled four-stroke
Displacement 399cc
Inner diameter × stroke
/ compression ratio
68.4mm × 54.3mm / 11.0:1
Maximum output 44PS @ 9,500 rpm
Maximum torque 37Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Starting method Self-starter
Ignition system Electronic advance formula transistor
Lubricating method Semi-dry sump
Engine oil capacity 2.4 L
Fuel supply system Fuel Injection
Transmission format Always mesh 6-speed return
Clutch type Multi-plate wet
Minimum turning radius 2.7m
Length × Width × Height 2,110 mm × 770mm × 1,200 mm
Minimum ground clearance 130mm
Seat height 805mm
Steering angle (left / right) 35 ° / 35 °
Frame format Diamond
Suspension Telescopic (inner tube diameter 41mm)
Swing arm
Wheel travel 125mm
130mm
Tire size 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Wheel size J17M / C × MT3.50
J17M / C × MT4.50
Brake type Dual disc 300mm (outside diameter)
Single disc 220mm (outside diameter)
Fuel tank capacity 15 L
Weight of vehicle Ninja 400 – 209 kgs
Ninja 400 ABS Special Edition- 211 kgs
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