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Z400 ABS

$7,995

The latest addition to Kawasaki’s Z Series, the Z400 was designed to be a real Supernaked machine. Developed in parallel with the 2018 Ninja 400, like its Ninja counterpart the new Z400 offers significantly improved performance care of all-new high-performance engine and chassis. Keeping sugomi* performance in mind, both engine and chassis tuning were optimised for a Supernaked package. Compared to the Z300, the new Z400offers lighter handling and stronger low-end feeling – a rider friendly combination ideal for fun, nimble street riding. Matching its exciting performance, the Z400 is clad in aggressive new styling. Inspired by the sugomi styling of the flagship Z models, all-new bodywork blends the designs of the Z650 and Z300 to deliver an aggressive, agile, masculine impression.

*Sugomi describes core performance and styling elements found in Kawasaki’s Z supernaked models. Imbued with sugomi, their performance excites; a ride on a Z supernaked is a visceral experience that stimulates the senses; engine and chassis tuning deliver a high level of control. Sugomi is also evident in their sharp styling, dynamic crouching form, and distinct silhouette.

2019 Z400
2019 Z400
2019 Z400

POWERFUL, RIDER-FRIENDLY PARALLEL TWIN

Displacing 399 cm3, the new engine delivers significantly increased performance compared to its predecessor. The higher performance can largely be credited to the new downdraft intake, which is accompanied by a larger airbox offering increased intake efficiency. The increased performance is complemented by a rider-friendly character; the smooth response and abundant low-end torque facilitate throttle control for new and experienced riders alike.

STYLING

The new Z400 combines the sharp, aggressive style of the Z650 with the largevolume design of the Z300 to create an aggressive, agile, masculine impression. Its muscular, athletic bodywork reflects the increased performance while forming a flowing design that appears to float above the engine. Like other models in the Z Series, sugomi design elements (crouching stance, low positioned head and up swept tail) give it a silhouette instantly recognisable as a Kawasaki Supernaked.

ERGONOMICS

Relaxed rider triangle accommodates a wide range of rider sizes and riding situations, contributing to its rider friendly character. The relatively upright riding position and wider handlebar put the rider in the ideal position for active control, facilitating dynamic, sporty riding. Wide set handlebars, a slim fuel tank and seat cushioning ensures ultimate comfort for the rider

LARGE DIAMETER FRONT BRAKE DISC

Measuring ø310 mm (the same size as those of the Z1000), the Z400’s semi-floating front disc offers sure stopping power. A rigid new front brake master cylinder helps eliminate ineffective (idle) stroke, contributing to controllability, while carefully selected brake hose dimensions and material contribute to brake touch. All models are equipped with ABS and feature the latest ABS unit from Nissin, the most compact and lightweight available.

LIGHTWEIGHT TRELLIS FRAME

The Z400 features a trellis frame similar in design to that of the Ninja H2. Kawasaki’s advanced dynamic rigidity analysis was used to ensure optimum rigidity with light weight. The engine is rigid mounted and used as a stressed member. The new frame design contributes significantly to the bike’s low curb mass. With both the engine and frame being new, engine placement could also be optimised. The new chassis has a short-wheelbase/long swingarm design, complemented by a steep caster angle that delivers light, natural handling.

COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT & EFFICIENT

Designing the engine from scratch allowed the engine layout to be optimised for size, weight and efficiency. Numerous weight reduction efforts keep weight to a minimum – despite a larger displacement (in the case of the Z400). The clean design, trimmed of any unnecessary items, and the revamped layout enable a slim engine and a cooling system with minimised external piping.

COLOURS AVAILABLE*

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINELiquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 2 cylinder
DISPLACEMENT399cc
BORE & STROKE70.0 x 58.1mm
COMPRESSION RATIO11.5:1
FUEL SYSTEMFuel injection: Ø32 mm x 2
IGNITIONTCBI with digital advance
TRANSMISSION6-speed, return
STARTING SYSTEMElectric
MAX TORQUE38 N-m @ 8,000 rpm*

*Subject to market specifications

MAX POWER45 PS @ 10,000 rpm*

*Subject to market specifications

FRONT SUSPENSION41mm Telescopic fork
REAR SUSPENSIONUni-Trak
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL120mm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL130mm
FRONT TYRE110 /70 -17
REAR TYRE150 /60 -17
FRONT BRAKESSingle semi-floating 310mm petal disc
REAR BRAKESSingle 220mm petal disc
FRAME TYPETrellis, high-tensile steel
RAKE/TRAIL24.5° / 92mm
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT1,990 x 800 x 1,055
WHEELBASE1,370mm
FUEL CAPACITY14.0 L
SEAT HEIGHT785mm
CURB MASS167kg
COLOURSCandy Lime Green /Metallic Spark Black
Candy Cardinal Red /Metallic Flat Spark Black

*Excludes On Road Costs.
*Prices subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

*Please check with your Kawasaki Dealer to confirm the current recommended retail price.