Kawasaki has launched the 2020 Ninja 400 in Japan for a price of JPY 7,12,800 (INR 4.65 lakh). The MY2020 update brings only cosmetic changes. The company has also launched the 2020 Ninja 400 KRT Edition. The new bike will be available from 1 September 2019.
The new colour options for the standard Kawasaki Ninja 400 include ‘Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Graphite Grey’ and ‘Pearl Blizzard White/Metallic Spark Black’. The KRT Edition was not offered in 2019 and the 2020 edition pays tribute to Kawasaki’s controversial win at this year’s Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race. It gets the same red colour near the underbelly as the Ninja ZX-10RR run by Jonathan Ray and Leon Haslam. Besides that, the KRT Edition Ninja 400 has a larger windscreen and a racing cowl to cover the pillion seat. The colour option is named as ‘Lime Green/Ebony’.
At the heart of the Kawasaki Ninja 400 is a 398 cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, DOHC mill. Coupled to a 6-speed gearbox, the engine can produce 48 PS of power and 38 Nm of torque. That’s 1 PS less than the Ninja 400 retailed in India and Europe. The powerplant is supported by a slipper clutch. The Kawasaki Ninja 400 has a claimed fuel consumption rating of 24.8 km/l. The bike tips the scales at 167 kg and has a ground clearance of 140 mm. The seat height is an accessible 785 mm.
The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 is suspended over conventional telescopic fork up front and a bottom link monoshock in the rear. The braking duties are overseen by a 310 mm petal disc in the front with dual-piston callipers. The rear wheel is anchored by 220 mm petal unit with dual-piston callipers. Ninja 400 gets 17-inch wheels and is shod with 110/70 section rubber in the front and 150/60 unit in the rear.
Kawasaki sells the Ninja 400 in India for a price of INR 4.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). It may introduce the new colour options here on a later date. However, the KRT Edition may be skipped for our market.