2012-08-13 16:41:16+0000
  • Make:
  • Kawasaki
  • Model:
  • Ninja 400 R
  • Year:
  • 2011

A Japanese made bike, the Kawasaki Ninja 400R has been in production since 2011, it is only sold in Canada and the U.K.  It has a liquid cooled, parallel twin 399cc engine and a top speed of 109 mph (176 km/h)

The Kawasaki Ninja 400R is a smaller cousin of the Ninja 650R. The 400R retails for only $6,999.  The big 400 just does everything well, without the crazy power and acceleration that can get you in trouble. Most riders don't have the skills to ride a 600 super sport to its limits, and public roads are not the place to attempt it either, so this 400 is what most riders will ever need.

The bike handles very well; it's light and easy to maneuver at slow speeds, while still remaining stable and well planted on the road. The suspension is a little harsh over rough pavement, and it gives you a big jolt while riding. However once on the smooth pavement it's really rides smooth. Engine vibration is minimal, it's a little noticeable at 7000rpm, but it goes away as engine RPM's increase.

Good for the novice rider or an experienced rider who wants something similar supped up version at a lower cost but with all the characteristics of a Ninja. If you are looking for an economical fun commuter or all around affordable sporty bike with usable power this would be one.

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