Kawasaki has announced updates for the new Z400 to make it compliant with the newest emission norms.
The updated version of the motorcycle has been launched in several international markets. So, here is the quick low-down on what’s new and what’s retained.
One of the biggest updates in the new Z400 has been to the powerplant, making it compliant with the Euro5 emission norms. The engine is still the 399cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled unit, which delivers 44bhp and 37Nm of torque. While the power output remains the same, the torque figure has gone down by 1Nm in the new model.
In terms of design, the new version carries over most elements from its predecessor. The overall design is more or less borrowed from the H2, including the single-pod headlight, muscular fuel tank with shrouds, step-up seat, and side-slung exhaust. Also, a roadster motorcycle calls for a single-piece handlebar instead of a clip-on, like that of the Ninja 400.
The new Kawasaki Z400 has been introduced in two colours, including candy lime green with metallic spark black and pearl robotic white with metallic matte graphene steel grey.
In terms of cycle parts, the story remains the same as before. The motorcycle continues to be underpinned by the steel trellis frame. It gets 41mm telescopic forks at the front and preload-adjustable mono-shock at the rear. Braking duties on the motorcycle are handled by a single 310mm at the front and a single 220mm disc at the rear.
And while the Z400 is compliant with the new BS-VI emission norms, it is doubtful, at the moment, whether Kawasaki will bring to our shores. What we do know is that the green team will debut the Ninja 400 here.