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2018 EICMA: Kawasaki unveils Z400 to take on KTM 390 Duke

Kawasaki showcases the 2019 Z400 naked bike at the Milan motorcycle expo. The Z400 shares its chassis and mechanicals with the Ninja 400.

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The naked version of the Ninja 400, Z400 has been unveiled at the 2018 EICMA and like many of Kawasaki's other bikes, the Z400 could make its way down to the Indian market.

In terms of styling, the Z400 follows the Sugomi design philosophy and takes cues from its bigger siblings like the Z650 and the Z900. The headlamps, while not as menacing as the Z650 and Z900, are a full-LED affair with a digital instrument cluster.

In terms of mechanicals, the naked bike shares its components with the Ninja 400. It is powered by the same 399cc parallel-twin motor which produces 45 PS of power and 38 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed transmission. Suspension duties are handled by a conventional telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock and stopping power comes from a 310 mm disc up front.

The bike also gets slipper clutch and dual-channel ABS as standard. The international-spec Z400 weighs in at just 167 kg, just 1 kg lighter than the Ninja 400.

If the Kawasaki Z400 comes to India, it will compete against the likes of KTM 390 Duke, BMW G 310 R and the Benelli TNT 300.
First Published on Nov 9, 2018 07:43 pm
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