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2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 drops 1 PS of power

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Kawasaki has revealed the 2020 Ninja 400 in Japan which gets some cosmetic updates and also has a slight difference in the engine department. The bike will be launched in the international markets first, and will most definitely come to India, a little later though. Not to forget, the Kawasaki Ninja 400 is one of the most overpriced motorcycles in India because it is brought in as a CBU model. The Ninja 400 in India costs INR 4.99 lakh ex-showroom.

For the Indian market, the Ninja 400 comes with a 399cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, parallel-twin motor producing 49 PS of power and 38.0 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper assist clutch. The 2020 Ninja 400 comes with the same engine, but now produces 48 PS of power and the same 38 Nm of torque. That is 1 PS less peak power. The 2020 bike weighs 167 kg and has a claimed mileage number of 24.8 kmpl.

The Ninja 400 is a sporty looking motorcycle, but the riding position is very touring friendly. At 785mm seat height, it is very accessible as well and has a ground clearance of 140mm. Point to note, the Ninja 400 has the same headlamp unit / part as the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R.

The Ninja 400 comes with a telescopic front fork and rides on a rear monoshock and a single front and rear disc brake backed by a dual-channel ABS system. The Ninja 400 looks much more sporty in comparison to the smaller Ninja 300 and even the bigger Ninja 650. But just for a few extra bucks, the Ninja 650 feels like a much value for money decision.

The 2020 Ninja 400 will continue with the popular KRT colour schemes among other paint options. However, in India, we might just get 1-2 options as the bike is brought in limited numbers, and it is also difficult to sell such an overpriced motorcycle.