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2022 Kawasaki Ninja 400: 5 issues to know | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Kawasaki has re-launched their Ninja 400 in our market after almost a two-year hiatus.

In most worldwide markets, that is the smallest parallel twin from Crew Inexperienced you may get your arms on. Nonetheless, in our market, the Kawasaki Ninja 400 BS6 is bought alongside the evergreen (pun meant) Ninja 300, which has remained mechanically unchanged, apart from emission and ABS compliance, because the BS3 period. 

Kawasaki Ninja 400 BS6: new color schemes

The Ninja 400, when bought right here in its BS4 guise, was out there solely within the signature Lime Inexperienced paint – a Kawasaki hallmark. Now although in its BS6 guise, it will get two paint choices. There’s, in fact, the Kawasaki Lime Inexperienced (Kawasaki Racing Crew) for individuals who need the quintessential Kawasaki paint possibility. Alongside that may be a stealthy Metallic Carbon Gray, which pairs a black-grey mixture with inexperienced highlights. 

Kawasaki Ninja 400 BS6: barely much less torque on faucet

 

In its BS4 avatar, the Ninja 400 made 45hp and 38Nm of torque out of its 399cc parallel-twin motor. Nonetheless, the transition to the ever-stringent BS6 emission norms has impacted the little Ninja’s efficiency figures, lowering 1Nm of torque over its BS4 model, with the numbers presently standing at 45hp and 37Nm. 

Kawasaki Ninja 400 BS6: identical {hardware} and options as earlier than

The Ninja 400 continues to be suspended by the identical 37mm telescopic entrance fork and preload-adjustable monoshock on the rear. Signature Kawasaki petal rotors carry out stopping duties, with a 286mm unit on the entrance and a 193mm unit on the rear, paired to dual-channel ABS. The calipers on the entrance and rear each function a twin-piston set-up. The metal trellis chassis protecting all this stuff collectively stays unchanged as nicely. 

In contrast to its main rivals – the TVS Apache RR310 and the KTM RC390, which use a color TFT display screen – the Ninja 400 makes do with a semi-digital instrument cluster exhibiting all of the pertinent info, though, it does get a full LED headlamp setup just like the aforementioned duo. One other factor to notice right here is that the Ninja 400 doesn’t include adjustable levers. 

Kawasaki Ninja 400 BS6: priced on the upper facet

At Rs 4.99 lakh, the Ninja 400 is undoubtedly an costly buy. This price ticket is all of the more durable to digest, given the truth that its main rivals, in addition to its peer from Kawasaki, the Ninja 300 (Rs 3.37 lakh), carry far more reasonably priced value tags. The KTM RC390 is priced at Rs 3.14 lakh and the TVS Apache RR 310 is much more reasonably priced at Rs 2.65 lakh.

Additionally it is price allowing for that Kawasaki has a miniscule seller community (31 retailers) in our nation, particularly in comparison with its main rivals, TVS and KTM.

Kawasaki Ninja 400 BS6: larger bikes for not that rather more

Pricing large bikes nicely is as a lot a Kawasaki forte as pricing small bikes poorly is their Achilles’ heel. For instance, their 650cc line-up of bikes, which begin at Rs 6.34 lakh, will in all probability current a way more compelling proposition to the potential Ninja 400 purchaser. 

The ultimate phrase on the likeable little Kwacker is at all times going to be its bitter capsule of a price ticket. And till Kawasaki rectifies that, it should proceed to promote within the diminutive numbers it did earlier than.

All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi.

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