2018 Kawasaki nin-ja 400Editor Score: 85.25%
Engine 18.25/20
Suspension/Handling 13.0/15
Transmission/Clutch 9.0/10
Brakes 7.0/10
Instruments/Controls3.5/5
Ergonomics/Comfort 8.5/10
Appearance/Quality 8.5/10
Desirability 8.5/10
Value 9.0/10
Overall Score85.25/100

Kawasaki may have just found the sweet spot with its new ninja 400.

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At a glance, the new luanbui.com has undergone a substantial weight reduction treatment, a displacement boost of 103cc, và a sexy styling redesign – all while remaining at the exact same price point. Non-ABS models start at $4,999 while ABS is an additional $300. Kawasaki was out for blood when it went back to lớn the drawing board for its new entry-level luanbui.com.

2018 Kawasaki nin-ja 400: Exclusive Dyno Run and Measured Weight!

When Kawasaki started to feel the stark competition from bikes like Yamaha’s R3 và KTM’s RC390, they got to work in order khổng lồ “take back what was theirs,” according to lớn Kawi.

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That would be the lightweight entry-level sportbike category. With one look at the side by side spec chart, it’s pretty obvious they have done so. After spending a day riding the new ninja 400 on the winding back roads of Sonoma County & a day of spinning laps at Sonoma Raceway, I am here khổng lồ report that the 2018 Kawasaki nin-ja 400 will be a force to be reckoned with in the lightweight sportbike class.

So, where khổng lồ start…

Engine: More CC’s, please

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Track Helmet: AGV Corsa (No longer in production) Suit: Alpinestars GP Plus V2 Leather Suit Gloves: Alpinestars Supertech Glove Boots: Alpinestars SMX Plus Boot Back Protector: Dainese Manis D1

2018 Kawasaki nin-ja 400 Specifications
MSRP Non-ABS: $4,999 ABS: $5,299-$5,499
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 399 cc
Bore & Stroke 70.0 x 51.8 mm
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Horsepower 44 hp at 10000 rpm (Measured)
Torque 25.0 lb-ft. At 8000 rpm (Measured)
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø32 milimet x 2
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Chain
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension ø41 mm telescopic fork with 4.7 inches travel
Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with adjustable preload with 5.5 inches travel
Front Tire 110/70R17 M/C 54H
Rear Tire 150/60R17 M/C 66H
Front Brake Single semi-floating ø310 mm petal disc with single balanced actuation dual-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single ø220 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Caster (rake) 24.7°
Trail 3.6 inches
Steering angle (left/right) 35°/ 35°
Overall length 78.3 inches
Overall width 28.0 inches
Overall height 44.1 inches
Wheelbase 53.9 inches
Ground clearance 5.5 inches
Seat height 30.9 inches
Curb Weight 366 pounds (Measured)
Fuel capacity 3.7 gallons