Kawasaki Ninja 400 India debut has been scheduled for the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo in February.
Unveiled in October last year at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Ninja 400 is all set to take on the sprawling competition in India. The Ninja H2-inspired motorcycle will replace the Ninja 300 which has a huge fanbase in the country. Scheduled to arrive at the 2018 Auto Expo in the coming month, the Kawasaki Ninja 400 India debut is bound to give sleepless nights to the likes of the KTM RC 390, Benelli 302R and the recently-launched TVS Apache RR 310 (oh wait, the pricing will ensure only Kawasaki has sleepless nights selling it).
Flaunting its sharp attire inspired from the supersport category flagship, the Kawasaki Ninja 400 has the potential to win the game based on its looks alone. The bike gets 5-spoke black alloy wheels, LED headlamps, flush-fitting front blinkers, sizeable exhaust pipe and chin spoilers to complement its front-heavy stance. The LCD instrument console comes equipped with a gear position indicator as well.
Powering the Kawasaki Ninja 400 is a 399cc, twin-cylinder, DOHC engine that pushes out 45 HP of power at 10,000 RPM and 38 Nm of torque at 8000 RPM. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. Thanks to its lightweight trellis frame, the motorcycle is 6 kgs lighter than its predecessor, tipping the scales at 168 kgs (wet). This weight advantage will help the Ninja 400 deliver better economy, performance and handling.
The Ninja 400 is suspended on 41 mm telescopic forks up front and a monoshock unit at the rear. Assisted by ABS, a 310 mm front disc and a 220 mm rear disc take care of the braking duties. The Ninja 400 is expected to be priced around the Rs. 4 lakhs (ex-showroom) mark. Without a doubt, it is the pricing that will decide its fate in India as the competition is quite well-priced.
Kawasaki Ninja 400 India
– Launch scheduled for February at the 2018 Auto Expo
– Ninja 400 to come as a successor to the Ninja 300
– Powered by 399cc twin-cylinder engine that develops 45 HP of power
– To rival the KTM RC 390, Benelli 302R and TVS Apache RR 310