New Kawasaki Ninja 400 teased, India launch soon

    The move to BS6 emission norms has led to a 1Nm reduction in torque for the 2022 Ninja 400.

    Published On Jun 22, 2022 12:56:00 PM

    7,625 Views

    Listen to this Article

    Kawasaki becomes the latest two-wheeler manufacturer to tease an upcoming motorcycle on its social media platforms. The Japanese brand has released a video on Instagram confirming that the BS6-compliant Ninja 400 will soon be launched in India.

    The Ninja 400 will return after a hiatus of more than two years, after it was discontinued ahead of the BS6 emission norms implementation. Kawasaki only recently unveiled the Euro-5 compliant Ninja 400 abroad, which is equivalent to our BS6 norms. 

    The Ninja 400 continues to be powered by a 45hp, 399cc, parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine as before but its torque is now down by 1Nm, at 37Nm. The updated supersport gets a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch and Kawasaki says it now features a 20 percent lighter clutch lever action. The company has also given the Ninja 400 a new livery like that of the Kawasaki Racing Team, finished in Lime green and Ebony. Expect this new paint scheme to be on offer here as well. 

    Other than that, the updated Ninja 400 remains the same as before. We can’t help but feel that Kawasaki could have used this opportunity to update the bike further with a modern TFT display and more electronic rider aids. 

    The Ninja 400 is underpinned by the same trellis chassis as before and continues to use a telescopic fork up front and a preload adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a 310mm petal disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear.

    The previous Ninja 400 cost Rs 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India), which was already too pricey. And given the minor updates it has now received, expect the BS6 Ninja 400 to cost even more. 

    What would be the ideal pricing for the BS6 Ninja 400? Let us know in the comments.

     

    Kawasaki Ninja 400
    Kawasaki Ninja 400

    NA * on road price (New Delhi)

    FIND OUT MORE

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.

    Comments
    ×
    img

    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now
    Search By Bike Price
    Poll of the month

    BMW's 3 Series-based i4 EV costs Rs 69.90 lakh and has a claimed range of 590km. Would you:

    Buy the i4 and go green

     

    35.86%

    Buy the sporty M340i for Rs 65.90 lakh

     

    26.20%

    Buy the more premium 5 Series for Rs 64.90 lakh

     

    37.95%

    Total Votes : 1149
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe