It has been quite some time now that the rumors of a new motorcycle form Kawasaki, with a twin cylinder engine to compete with new gen bikes like the KTM RC390, Yamaha R3 and Honda CBR250RR, has been making rounds. It seems, Kawasaki is planning to launch a 400 cc twin cylinder, if we are to believe new reports from the US.
New Kawasaki Ninja 400 has been reportedly spotted while it was out for a TVC shoot in the US. The news about the Kawasaki Ninja 400 leaking has been purely coincidental. Local news channels in Milwaukee reported that Kawasaki has shut down streets of the city to shoot a TVC. In some footage of this report, the Ninja 400 was leaked.
From the spy shots, it seems that the Ninja 400 will be inspired by the big brother Ninja 1000. It is seen here in the traditional green and black Ninja livery. Other details that can be seen from the spy shots – larger fairing in the front, LED tail lamps, black alloys, wider rear tyres, split seats with a taller stance for rear seat, LED side blinkers and higher windshield visor.
In addition to this, one can expect features like ABS, digital instrument console, projector headlights, LED DRL etc to be on offer. Mechanically, expect the new 400 cc twin cylinder engine to deliver about 50 PS and 40 Nm, which is higher than what rivals from Honda, Yamaha and KTM offer. Transmission will be via a 6 speed gearbox.
Expected to be launched in the coming days, it is not clear whether the Ninja 400 will be launched in India or not. But considering that the demand for higher cc bikes is on the rise, Kawasaki India might just launch the Ninja 400 and take the entry level sportsbike segment by surprise.