The 300cc sport bike class has become the 400cc sport bike class – the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 is proof of this. As expected, the all-new Ninja 400 model comes to the United States for the next model year, and replaces its smaller sibling.
This perhaps is good news for American riders, as Kawasaki USA isn’t raising the price ($4,999 for the non-ABS model) of the small-displacement machine, with the ABS model priced between $5,299 and $5,499 (the latter is for the KRT race replica).
Featuring a completely new chassis and motor, the Kawasaki Ninja 400 also borrows its styling cues from the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 lineup.
For those who don’t recall, the Kawasaki Ninja 400 comes with a bevy of benefits over the outgoing model, like a smaller fuel tank (no one needed the old 4.5-gallon unit), and revised parallel-twin engine that makes 45hp / 26 lbs•ft of torque, and is completed with a slipper clutch.
Other improvements include a lighter curb weight (370 lbs), larger diameter front forks (41mm), a larger front disc brake (310mm), a larger rear tire (150/60R17), as well as an LED headlight.
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