2022 Kawasaki Ninja 400 launched abroad
Kawasaki has launched the Ninja 400 and the Z 400 in markets abroad, and the only significant change to this motorcycle comes in the form of the new Euro5 (BS-VI) motor. Although out here in India, we're most likely to get just the Ninja 400 out of this pair, just that if and when it comes here, we hope that it's not priced at a cringe-inducing Rs 4.98 lakh (ex-showroom), like the older model.
Both the 400cc 2022 Japanese twins now draw power from a greener, liquid-cooled, 399cc parallel-twin motor with the output rated at 44bhp and 37Nm (down by 1Nm). The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and also gets a new slipper clutch.
Kawasaki has made no tweaks to the design, with 2022 Ninja 400 continuing to feature styling cues inspired by the current crop of large displacement Ninja supersport bikes. The latest Ninja 400 however, does get some snazzy new paint schemes (it look very menacingly beautiful draped in the all-black scheme).
Kawasaki has also retained the older underpinnings for its latest 400cc twins. The 2022 Ninja 400 employs the trellis frame as the older bike, and like before, this bike gets a 41mm telescopic front fork and a preload-adjustable rear monoshock. The brakes are the same as well, with a single 310mm disc up front and a single 220mm disc at the rear. The bike tips the weighing scale at 168kg kerb.
Starts Rs 4,69,000