Kawasaki recently unveiled the 2023 Ninja 400 and z 400 in the European market.But the big news of the whole launch was the fact that the new engine now powering both the motorcycles is Euro 5 compliant which kindles a small ray of hope that the discontinued Ninja 400 might come back. The bike was Discontinued when the BS 6 emission regulations kicked in.The 2023 Ninja 400 as well as the Ninja 400 z are powered by a new 399 cc liquid cooled parallel twin engine which churns out 45 BHP of power as well as 37nm of torque.
The power figures are largely same as before bit the torque figures have dropped by 1 nm, which wouldn’t ever even be noticeable considering the weight of the bike is similar as before, the new iteration of the bike also gets a lighter slip and assisted clutch which helps while changing gears. Kawasaki hasn’t made any changes to the bodywork, trellis chassis and suspension and the bikes get a telescopic fork and a preload adjustable monoshock. Braking is taken care of by a 310mm petal disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear.
Changes to styling
The bikes look exceedingly similar a little more similar than we would have wanted, the bikes have been given new shades of color as well with anew livery that compliments the built of the bike. This could have been the right time to exchange the analogue display of the bike with an digital instrument display with a TFT screen but that didn’t happen.
The unveiling brings in a ray of hope as said earlier as to how the new Euro 5 compliant engine might make it to India as well. Kawasaki has done well in our nation and such beginner bikes are one of the prime reasons why they thrive in the market. Them coming back would really help the beginner bike market in India.