India Kawasaki Motors has launched the 2018 Ninja 400 at Rs 4,69,000 ex-showroom, Delhi. Yutaka Yamashita, IKM Managing Director said that the Ninja 400 will be available in limited numbers, because Ninja 300 is still the flagship model in India.
According to the company, the Ninja 400’s styling was inspired by the mighty Ninja H2. Chin spoilers at the bottom of the front cowl were inspired by the H2 and the ZX-10R. LED taillight design was inspired by the 2016 Ninja ZX- 10R. The bikes’s trellis frame design too is similar to that of the Ninja H2.
The Ninja 400 is equipped with the same instrument cluster as the Ninja 650. Other features include a 310 mm front disc brake (same size used on the ZX-14R) which is claimed to be the largest in its class, and Nissin ABS. Rear disc measures 220 mm. There is also a radiator fan to direct engine heat away from the rider.
Suspension is a 41 mm telescopic fork at front and an adjustable gas-charged mono at the rear.
Powering the bike is a 399 cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine, producing 36 kW (48 hp) @ 10,000 rpm and 38 Nm of torque @ 8,000 rpm, paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
“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 650 cc,” Yamashita said.
The Ninja 400 will be available in KRT edition green colour and is assembled at the company’s plant in Chakan, Pune.