The new Kawasaki Ninja 400 with glossy blue colour theme has an unique appeal
As a part of usual model year update, Kawasaki has introduced four new colour options for the 2021 Ninja 400 fully faired motorcycle in Thailand. The Ninja 400 is relatively new and hence there are no mechanical changes this time around.
The new colour options for the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 include glossy blue, glossy black, grey and an updated KRT livery. All the four liveries adopt multi-colour scheme with one primary hue. For example, the KRT edition is a combination of quintessential Kawasaki green, black, red and white.
The glossy black option features subtle white decals at strategic places while the grey motorcycle sports neon green accents all around. The glossy blue shade looks unique and features white decals. In all, there are 15 colour options (single tone and dual tone) to chose from.
We expect the new colour options to be introduced in international markets in due course. The medium displacement sportsbike is yet to receive its BS6 updated in India and we expect the updated model to come with revised colour options.
2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 specifications at a glance
The fully faired medium displacement motorcycle is powered by a 398 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine which outputs 47.5 hp and 36 Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 6-speed transmission via a slipper clutch.
Underpinning the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 is the familiar steel trellis frame which is equipped with 41 mm telescopic front forks and Uni-Track rear monoshock. The motorcycle sits on 17-inch alloy wheels that come wrapped in 110/70R-17 front and 150/60-R17 rear tyres. Braking system comprises a 310 mm front disc, largest in this displacement class, and 220 mm rear disc. The Nissin ABS module is claimed to be one of the smallest devices of its kind. Salient features include LED headlamps and digi-analog instrument cluster.
A new baby Ninja is in town
Kawasaki recently debuted the new ZX-25R supersports motorcycle bringing back the four-cylinder 250 cc configuration which was popular in the 80s. The 249 cc liquid-cooled engine has its redline at a heady 17,000 rpm and screams on its way there. Power and torque figures stand at 51 hp and 22.9 Nm of torque.
Yes, it is more powerful than the larger engined 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400. With high-end features like traction control, riding modes, quick shifter, etc., the ZX-25R would be pricier than the Ninja 400 when it goes on sale in several international markets. It remains to be seen if the Japanese two wheeler maker will bring its pocket rocket to India or not.