New Delhi: Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer kawasaki has launched its new Ninja 400 BS6 in India with starting price of 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The Kawasaki Ninja 400 has made a comeback in India after a hiatus of around 2.5 years. Its previous iteration was on sale in India till December 2019. However, it was discontinued later as it couldn’t meet the new BS6 emission norms which kicked in April 2020. The updated Ninja 400 gets a host of cosmetic and mechanical updates.
Kawasaki Ninja 400 Design
It gets two new colour schemes with updated body graphics. They are Lime green with Ebony (KRT Edition) and Metallic Carbon Gray with Spark Black. The Ninja 400 retains the same design as it did when it was first launched here in 2018. Given that it is inspired by the Ninja H2, the design holds up quite well.
Kawasaki Ninja 400 Equipment
There is not much to speak of in terms of the equipment here, as the Ninja 400 retains the same semi-digital instrument cluster, and there is no connected technology either, although you do get a gear position indicator on offer. the Ninja 400 makes do with semi-digital LCD instrumentation, featuring an analogue tachometer with a neat 12,000rpm redline. Other features on the little Ninja include LED headlights, an assist-and-slipper clutch, an ECO indicator on the dash, and dual-channel ABS.
Kawasaki Ninja 400 Powertrain and Chassis
The 399cc parallel-twin liquid powertrain has been retained as well, but it now runs cleaner and is BS6 compliant. This parallel-twin unit puts out 44bhp at 10,000rpm and 37Nm of torque at 8000rpm, the latter of which has gone down by just 1Nm. Kawasaki has left the underpinnings of the Ninja 400 untouched — the steel trellis frame is suspended via 41mm telescopic forks at the front and a UniTrak gas-charged monoshock with pre-load adjustability.
The Ninja 400 makes use of a 310mm semi-floating single disc with a dual-piston caliper up front and a 220mm disc also with a dual-piston caliper at the rear. The seat height is 785mm, and kerb weight stands at 168kg. The Kawasaki Ninja 400 doesn’t have any direct rivals in India but indirectly it will compete against the new-gen KTM RC 390.