Kawasaki has unveiled its new Ninja 400 at Japan’s Tokyo motor show. The Ninja 400 will replace the Ninja 300 in international markets and will be the company’s entry-level Ninja offering. The new motorcycle is more powerful, lighter and Euro-IV compliant.
The motorcycle is powered by a 399cc parallel-twin engine and upon its launch in India, it will also compete against the KTM RC 390, Yamaha YZF-R3, Benelli 302R and perhaps the upcoming BMW G 310 R. And let's not forget, the bike also steps into a segment dominated by Royal Enfield. The Ninja 300 also gets a slipper clutch and is tuned to deliver better low-end torque.
At present, there are no details on the price or a launch date. Moreover, there is no clarity at the moment on whether Kawasaki will bring the Ninja 400 to India as the Ninja 300 was recently introduced in BS-IV trim. If the 400 does make it to India, expect it to be priced higher than the Ninja 300’s price of Rs 3.6 lakh