Monday, December 5, 2011

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 400R Review

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 400R Review

Only in Canada they say.

Reflecting its sporty personality, the Ninja 400R blends an aggressive Ninja image with the fashion sense and chic sophistication
of a modern street bike. Dressed in elegant full-fairing bodywork and with a high attention to the smallest details, it offers
the same build quality and finish found on its larger sibling, the Ninja 650R.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 400R Features and Benefits
More details to follow

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 400R - USA Specifications/Technical Details

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 400R - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See Canadian Kawasaki Dealer for pricing.

Type 4-stroke, Parallel Twin
Displacement 399cc
Bore and Stroke 68.4 x 54.3 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Valve System DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel System Digital fuel injection with two 34 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)


Transmission 6-speed cassette, with positive neutral finder
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.095 (88/42)
Gear Ratio: 1st 3.000 (42/14)
Gear Ratio: 2nd 2.167 (39/18)
Gear Ratio: 3rd 1.640 (41/25)
Gear Ratio: 4th 1.360 (34/25)
Gear Ratio: 5th 1.192 (31/26)
Gear Ratio: 6th 1.040 (26/25)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.067 (46/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Type Diamond, high-tensile steel
Wheel Travel: Front 120 mm (4.7 in.)
Tire: Front 120/70-ZR17
Wheel Travel: Rear 125 mm (4.9 in.)
Tire: Rear 160/60-ZR17
Caster (Rake) 25°
Trail 106 mm (4.2 in.)
Steering Angle (Left/Right) 35º / 35º


Suspension, Front 41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension, Rear Single offset laydown shock with adjustable spring preload


Front: Type Dual 300 mm petal discs
Front: Calipers 2-piston calipers
Rear: Type Single 220 mm petal disc
Rear: Caliper Single-piston caliper


Overall Length 2,100 mm (82.7 in.)
Overall Width 760 mm (29.9 in.)
Overall Height 1,200 mm (47.2 in.)
Wheelbase 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in.)
Seat Height 790 mm (31.1 in.)
Curb Mass** 203 kg (448 lbs.)
Fuel Capacity 15.5 litres (3.4 gal.)
Fuel Consumption TBA
** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)


Maximum Power‡ 32 kW {44 PS} @ 9,500 rpm
Maximum Torque‡ 37 N·m {3.8 kgf·m} @ 7,500 rpm
‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.


Colours Passion Red, Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black ( Special Edition )
Warranty 12 months warranty


Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after the standard limited warranty expires)

Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after the standard limited warranty expires)
* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.