2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R: first bike perfection RideApart

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2011 Kawasaki Ninja first bike perfection

Ninja 650R too big? 250R too small? Then the

Kawasaki Ninja 400R be juuussst right. Mechanically

to the 650R with the exception of a 399cc engine, the

second Ninja brings a useful and performance drop which

with the slick styling and high mechanical spec to

exactly the sort of appealing, affordable,

broadly capable bike Uhlarik called for in Motorcycling’s

link. The only problem? probably not coming to the US.

The Ninja is coming to Canada where priced at $7,499 (CAD). might sound a tad high, but roughly 86 percent the price of the Applying that same to the price of a 650R in the US ($7,099) us and estimated US MSRP of about for the 400R. In comparison, the 250R’s US starts at $3,999.

The 400 should also be cheaper to and slightly cheaper to operate the 650R while adding useful performance over the

Looking at the specs, it actually that the 400R is simply a down Kawasaki Ninja every number but the bore, and fuel-injector size is identical the two bikes. The DOHC, eight-valve in the 400R makes 42bhp at and 27lb/ft of torque at 7,500rpm. It 203kg/447.5lbs (wet).

Let’s do any easy numbers for all three bikes:

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650R: 49lb/ft, 204kg/449.5lbs. 35bhp:kg.

400R: 42bhp, 27lb/ft, 20bhp:kg. 13lb/ft:kg

250R: 16lb/ft, 170kg/375lbs. 18bhp:kg.

Looking at those numbers, the torque to weight ratio most separates the 400 and Kawasaki 250R. the larger bike be less work to ride and high-strung as a result. It also with a higher level of specification, namely two petal brake discs, nicer and a GP-style underslung exhaust.

On Friday, the designer of the Yamaha and 2003 Yamaha M1 MotoGP suggested that the main the US bike industry was unsuccessful at young motorcyclists was that simply aren’t enough affordable, practical small to motorcycles for them. He called for bikes like the Ninja although he did suggest that them outside of Japan lead to usefully lower costs. To us, a $6,099 retail is simply too close to the hoards of discounted 600 and 1000cc supersports flooding the market place.

As of the time of writing (Sunday the 400R has been officially in Canada, but there’s no word as to US We’ll call Kawasaki and ask, but it doesn’t look this bike is US-bound.

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