Kawasaki revealed its 2018 Ninja 400 during the 45th annual Tokyo Motor Show. Clad in sharp new Ninja styling, the Ninja 400 delivers greater performance than its predecessor care of all-new engine and chassis that are more powerful and significantly lighter. But like the Ninja 300/250 that preceded it, this new Ninja model possesses much more than high performance. The new model takes the winning formula that drove the success of the Ninja 250R and its successors, and amplifies it. Not only does the Ninja 400 offer stunning, high-quality looks, its stronger engine performance, light, predictable handling and relaxed, sporty riding position make it both fun and easy to ride.
The Ninja 400’s all-new 399 cm3 engine delivers a balance of performance and controllability. The new engine offers increased performance at all rpm compared to its predecessor, with good power feeling. Smooth, predictable response contributes to an easy-to-control engine character. Thanks to its efficient design, the compact, lightweight engine has a size on par with 250cc engines.
The Ninja 400 includes a new radiator fan cover and new assist and slipper clutch. Featuring the largest brake disc in its class, the Ninja 400's semi-floating front disc offers sure stopping power. A rigid new front brake master cylinder helps eliminate ineffective (idle) stroke, contributing to controllability, while carefully selected brake hose dimensions and material contribute to brake touch. Featuring the latest ABS unit from Nissin, the most compact and lightweight available.
The 2018 Ninja 400 will be available in Lime Green/ Ebony (KRT Edition) and Metallic Spark Black.