The Ninja 400 offers a parallel-twin powertrain setup over its rivals
The Ninja 400 offers a parallel-twin powertrain setup over its rivalsKawasaki

2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 launched, prices start from Rs 4.99 lakh

The Ninja 400 has come back after a BS6 emission norms-induced hiatus

There was plenty of buzz around the Kawasaki Ninja 400, especially after the Japanese bike maker unveiled it in global markets. Now, just weeks after that, the Ninja 400 is set to make a comeback in its 2023 iteration, after being discontinued due to BS6 emission norms. The Ninja 400 can be had for an eye-watering price tag of Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom).

Kawasaki Ninja 400 Design

The Ninja 400 retains the same design as it did when it was first launched here in 2018. Given that it is inspired by the Ninja H2, the design holds up quite well. It does receive a Lime Green livery, along with a metallic carbon grey paint scheme as well.

Kawasaki Ninja 400 Powertrain and Chassis

The 399cc parallel-twin liquid powertrain has been retained as well, but it now runs cleaner and is BS6 compliant. This parallel-twin unit puts out 44bhp at 10,000rpm and 37Nm of torque at 8000rpm, the latter of which has gone down by just 1Nm. Kawasaki has left the underpinnings of the Ninja 400 untouched — the steel trellis frame is suspended via 41mm telescopic forks at the front and a UniTrak gas-charged monoshock with pre-load adjustability. The Ninja 400 makes use of a 310mm semi-floating single disc with a dual-piston caliper up front and a 220mm disc also with a dual-piston caliper at the rear. The seat height is 785mm, and kerb weight stands at 168kg.

Kawasaki Ninja 400 Equipment

There is not much to speak of in terms of the equipment here, as the Ninja 400 retains the same semi-digital instrument cluster, and there is no connected technology either, although you do get a gear position indicator on offer.

Kawasaki Ninja 400 Price and Rivals

With a Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom) price tag, it seems that the Ninja 400 has once again stepped out of bounds in terms of pricing, especially when compared to its direct rival, the KTM RC 390. The TVS Apache RR310 and BMW’s upcoming G 310 RR could be considered as potential rivals, and all three motorcycles offer a lot more equipment at lesser prices. However, the Ninja 400 is the only one to offer a parallel-twin powertrain, and is also more powerful than the rest.

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