Pros: Neutral weight distribution, road presence, good brakes
Cons: Expensive, not very comfortable riding position, vibrations at higher revs
Kawasaki had essentially started the entry-level performance segment in India with the Ninja 250 in 2009. While the motorcycle didn’t rack up big sales figures, it did however garner a lot of enthusiasm in the Indian biking fraternity. Over the years, as competition grew, Kawasaki upped the ante by upsizing the baby Ninja with the larger Ninja 300. Now, in order to make the brand more approachable, the company began localisation of their entry-level motorcycle which helped to cut down on costs. This strategy opened doors to introduce a motorcycle in the premium entry-level performance segment, which today we have in the form of the Ninja 400. Available only in the KRT edition, the motorcycle demands a sticker price of Rs 4.69 lakhs, ex-showroom, which is pretty steep. Let’s find out whether the Ninja 400 is worthy enough to make the cut despite its hefty price tag.