New Kawasaki Ninja 400 BS6 unveiled; New paint, loses weight

Kawasaki India’s portfolio is massively missing the Ninja 300 and 400 models respectively. These entry-level but desirable bikes aren’t BS6 compliant yet. However now Kawasaki has displayed the Ninja 400 BS6. It has been unveiled globally and will not be long before it comes here. The new Kawasaki Ninja 400 gets a colour scheme and a few mechanical updates that aren’t visible to the naked eye. The new paint scheme is the teal colour and it does give buyers the option. Kawasaki used to sell the BS4 model closer to Rs 5 lakh, on-road. At this price point, the parallel-twin engine was way too closer to its cousin, the 650. Hopefully, when the Ninja 400 is launched in India next month, it will not be as expensive and there is a price revision. Somewhere closer to Rs 4 lakh, on-road. Wishful thinking, eh!

New Kawasaki Ninja 400

New Kawasaki Ninja 400 specs, features

The new Kawasaki Ninja 400 uses a 399cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine. The engine still makes 49PS of power and 39Nm. This power and torque are more than what the KTM RC390 makes. A slipper clutch has also been dialled into the equation. Aside from this, instead of gaining weight, the Ninja 400 BS6 has lost it. Yes, there has been a weight loss of 8kg, tipping the motorcycle at the scales at 168kg now. This should mean better handling as well as steering inputs – not that the BS4 model lacked it.

The styling seems even more closer to the Ninja 650 now and to complement it, there are LED headlights as well as winkers. Kawasaki has also slightly revised the instrument cluster, changing the backlight. The tank capacity is now down by three litres and can hold 14 litres of fuel. Ground clearance of the bike stands at 140mm. There are discs at both ends, with dual-channel ABS being offered as optional in Europe. In India, it will be standard.

In Europe, the bike costs Rs 4.09 lakh. We hope Kawasaki starts localising the bike like the Ninja 300 and give us a killer pricing.

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