Kawasaki Z400 - another beast from Kawasaki?

Kawasaki's Ninja is probably one of the most famous sports bikes that has ever been made. The Ninja was a great hit and now Kawasaki is working on the Z400 and will soon launch the bike in India. If you look from a distance, then you will not be able to spot too much difference between the Kawasaki Ninja and the Z400. But does that mean it is not worth the money? Absolutely not. The Kawasaki Z400 has some of the most interesting specs that you can expect from a sports bike and let us have a detailed look at how the bike performs on road and how popular it will become.

Kawasaki Z400 Design

The Z400 manages to come with the standard Kawasaki look with the amazing green and red color variants which are the typical Kawasaki aesthetics. The bike has a really aggressive design which provides a sleek and neat finish. The dual-LED headlamp projectors provide a unique look to the Z400 and make the motorcycle look more sophisticated. The body structure is not too big but not that small as well. The Z400 has received a fully digital console which comes with all the necessary features like the speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, etc. The circular digital dashboard looks really nice and Kawasaki has designed it really good. The tank has a complex shape but it surely looks sporty and goes well with the overall aesthetics. Many people will say that the Kawasaki Z400 looks surprisingly similar to the Kawasaki Ninja and we have to agree that to some extent it really does. The model is available in Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black, Candy Cardinal Red / Metallic Flat Spark Black colors.

Kawasaki Z400

Kawasaki Z400 Engine and Performance

The Kawasaki Z400 is powered by the Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin 399cc engine that has the capability to produce 38 Nm @ 8,000 rpm of maximum torque. The engine is then integrated with a 6-speed transmission gearbox. Coming with 14 liters of the fuel tank, the bike will surely be one of the best for long-distance rides. The engine is as smooth as you could have imagined. It has a sleek and neat sound that denotes how well Kawasaki has tweaked the components of the engine. The transmissions on the Z400 are really easy to change as well and you can quickly shift them while riding without too much effort. The gearbox has 6 gears that take the bike to a top speed of 155 km/hr. The quality of the ride beyond 130 km/hr can be a bit bumpy but that will not be an issue if you do not have a pillion sitting behind at the back. The engine is liquid-cooled which allows it to perform well over a longer period of time and you will have no issues even if you are riding the bike for long hours.

Kawasaki Z400 Braking and Other Features

The Kawasaki Z400 is integrated with the Single semi-floating 310 mm petal discs and the single balanced actuation dual-piston at the front. On the back, we will get the Single 220 mm petal disc dual-piston brakes. Both the front and the rear side of the bike is made even more stable with the help of the ABS system that comes on all variants. Then the rear suspension is linked with the Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with adjustable preload and at the front, we have the 41mm telescopic fork. The suspension system provides a stiff support to the bike over bumpy roads and uneven surfaces. But the braking system works even better, making reaction timeless but at the same time allowing you to get a smooth and risk-free stop at any time. The bike is both comfortable and safe to ride at top speeds.

Final Verdict - the Kawasaki Z400 is a stunningly designed motorcycle that comes with some fantastic aesthetics and mechanical specifications. The bike is supposedly going to be priced at anywhere around INR 4,50,000 to 5,00,000. Considering the performance and power of the bike and the reliable quality of Kawasaki, if you are a sports bike lover then the Z400 leaves not too many choices but to purchase it. 

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