India Kawasaki Motors has officially launched the new Ninja 400 motorcycle in the domestic market. Priced at Rs. 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the all-new Ninja 400 will be on sale alongside the Ninja 300 for the domestic market. Fitted with new styling elements and all-new engine, the motorcycle will be assembled at company's plant in Chakan, Pune. Moreover, the bookings for the new Ninja 400 motorcycle are expected to commence soon. The newly launched Ninja 400 sports bike will be offered in a KRT (Kawasaki Racing Team) Green shade only. Built on the trellis frame, the new Kawasaki Ninja 400 employs advanced dynamic rigidity analysis for ensuring optimum rigidity of the chassis combined with light weight.
Talking about the design, the overall styling of the motorcycle is inspired from bigger H2 whereas the rear section takes cues from Ninja ZX-10R particularly the tail light. Moreover, the instrument panel is similar to the Ninja 650. The motorcycle weighs 173 Kgs which is 9 kg heavier than the Ninja 300. The suspension duties on the motorcycle are carried out by 41 mm telescopic forks at the front and a Unitrak monoshock at the rear. For deceleration, the new Ninja 400 comes fitted with 310 mm petal disc with a two-piston calliper at the front and a 220 mm petal disc again with a two-piston calliper setup at the rear.
On the mechanical front, the motorcycle comes powered by an all-new 399cc parallel-twin motor. The engine is capable of making maximum power of 44.4 bhp @ 10,000 rpm against the peak torque of 38 Nm @ 8,000 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors said "Ninja 300 is mainly made for beginners and Ninja 650 is popular among experienced riders. However, Ninja 400 fits the bill for those who are willing to buy a sports bike between 300 and 650cc. With the introduction of Ninja 400 we have created a good family of Ninja series. As of now Ninja 400 will be available in limited numbers, because Ninja 300 is still our flagship model in India and it will be continued along with other Ninja models."