Kawasaki Z400 launch confirmed – Rivals KTM Duke 390, BMW G310R
Expect the Kawasaki Ninja Z400 to debut at either Intermot in October or EICMA in November this year.
Kawasaki Ninja 400 which was launched in India earlier this year, is all set to get a naked variant. As per a report by Visor Down, the new Z400 is being planned for launch later this year or in early 2019.
Set to compete with the KTM Duke 390, the new Z400 from Kawasaki will be seen with dual channel ABS as standard. Its on board features will include LED head and tail lamps, a fully digital instrument cluster, single piece handle bar and a seat positioned higher than that seen on the Ninja 400.
Kawasaki plans to launch the new Z400 naked bike, were revealed when the company filed new emission documents with California Air Resources Board. The document showed off two 400cc bikes with the same engine of which one was listed as the Ninja 400 and the other as ER400DK. In Kawasaki language ‘ER’ indicates a naked bike while the fully faired Ninja 400 is an ‘EX’ model.
Just like Ninja 400, Z400 will also get the same 41mm telescopic front suspension and monoshock at the rear. It might be tweaked for sportier handling. Braking will be via a 2 piston caliper with front disc measuring 310mm and 220 mm disc at the rear.
new Kawasaki Ninja 400 will be powered with the same 399cc twin cylinder from Ninja 400. This is a fuel injected engine which offers 47.5 bhp power at 10,000 rpm and 38 Nm torque at 8,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox while slipper clutch will be offered as standard.
No pricing details have been revealed as on date. But considering the Ninja 400 is priced at £5,249, the naked version could be priced around £4,999. In India, the Ninja 400 retails at 4.69 lakhs. Expect the Z400 to be priced in the range of Rs 4.3 lakhs, ex-showroom.