EICMA 2018: Kawasaki Z400 Revealed

An anticipated debut, Kawasaki has revealed the 2019 Z400 bare bike on the 2018 EICMA Present in Italy. The brand new Kawasaki Z400 is the stripped model of the Ninja 400, minus the fairing, clip-on handlebars and the aggressive driving place. What you get as an alternative is similar highly effective engine and chassis because the Ninja 400, with minimal physique panels. Globally, the brand new Z400 replaces the Z300 within the bike maker's line-up and can compete in opposition to the KTM 390 Duke, Yamaha MT-03 and the likes.

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(The Kawasaki Z400 appears to be like equivalent to the Z900)

Just like the outgoing Z300, the brand new Z400 shares design language with the bigger Z fashions, which is predicated on the animalistic Sugomi styling. The design language stays aggressive and likeable however the sharp traces have been toned down for a extra flowing look. The dual headlamps styling that now include LEDs, has been carried over and sits extra upright too. The muscular gas tank and the tail part are just like the Ninja 400. The general design does make it appear like a child Z900.

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(The semi-digital instrument console appears to be like fundamental on the Z400)

Just like the Ninja, the Kawasaki Z400 is underpinned by a brand new metal Trellis body with the newly developed engine used a a stress member. The 399 cc parallel-twin motor is tuned for 44 bhp, which is a 6 bhp enhance over the Z300. The torque stays the identical at 38 Nm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox and comes with an help/slipper clutch. The Z400 suggestions the scales at 167 kg (kerb), which is a 1 kg decrease than the Z300.

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(The Kawasaki Z400 makes 6 bhp extra energy than the Z300 from the brand new 399 cc motor)

Different options embody fatter 41 mm entrance forks and a monoshock suspension setup on the rear, whereas braking efficiency comes from a bigger 310 mm entrance petal disc and a 220 mm disc on the rear. ABS is obtainable as commonplace. The Z400 additionally rides on a bigger 150/60R17 rear tyre.

The Kawasaki Z400 has been confirmed for the European and North American markets for now, however the firm is but to substantiate if the mannequin will make its approach to India. That mentioned, the mannequin will likely be somewhat costly if dropped at the nation with costs anticipated to begin a bit of over Rs. four lakh (ex-showroom), given the pricing on the Ninja 400.