Kawasaki Ninja 400R is the merge style of the Ninja 250R and Kawasaki Ninja 650R, the exterior design of 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R still bears the distinctive style of Kawasaki Ninja aggressive and sporty. Ninja 400R and Ninja 650R motorcycle machine is not too different, just have a capacity that is smaller than 399 cc.
First the Honda’s CBR125R came along and then Kawasaki’s Ninja 250 followed—but what has been lacking is the intermediate step between little bikes and full-size motorcycles. With the Ninja 400R, the ladder is complete.
Specifications fail miserably to accurately describe motorcycles like the Ninja 400R. Why is this so? Seat height measurements never take into account the width of the machine or the seat itself. Some machines have low seats, but by the time you straddle bulging exhaust pipes and primary cases, it seems like they’re a foot higher from the ground. While the 400’s seat is flat (good) and narrow (also good) it gets a little firm after an hour or so (less good), but footpegs placed rationally below the rider’s hips make it easy to use the legs to absorb the worst of the road’s impacts.
MODEL Kawasaki Ninja 400R
ENGINE Liquid-cooled four-valve parallel-twin
HORSEPOWER (CLAIMED) 44 @ 9,500 rpm
TORQUE (CLAIMED) 27 lb-ft at 7,500 rpm
DISPLACEMENT 399 cc
BORE AND STROKE 68.4 x 54.3 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 11:1
FUEL DELIVERY Fuel-injection
SUSPENSION Telescopic 41 mm fork; single shock adjustable for preload
WHEELBASE 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
RAKE/TRAIL 25 degrees/106 mm
BRAKES Twin front 300 mm discs with twin-piston calipers; rear 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper
TIRES 120/70-17 front; 160/60-17 rear
WEIGHT (CLAIMED) 203 kg (448 lb)
SEAT HEIGHT 790 mm (31.1 in.)
FUEL CAPACITY 15.5 L