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Kawasaki Ninja 400

Kawasaki Ninja 400 is a bike with the last known price Rs. 4,97,218 in India. It had 1 variant and 2 colours. It and was powered by a 399 cc BS-IV engine. It came with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement399 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight173 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 4,97,218

Kawasaki Ninja 400 is now discontinued in India.

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Kawasaki Ninja 400 Summary

Ninja 400 key highlights

Engine Capacity 399 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 173 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Seat Height 785 mm
Max Power 47.5 bhp

About Ninja 400

The Ninja 400 might be the successor to the Ninja 300 in the global market, but in India, it continues to be sold alongside the Ninja 300. Although the motorcycle carries a steep price tag, it does have takers in the market possibly because of its Ninja ZX-10R design inspiration that makes the bike look aggressive and attractive.

The Ninja 400 is equipped with LED units for the headlamp, position lamps and tail lamp. The body panels on the Ninja 400 aren’t just bigger, but sharper too. The Ninja 400 is built around a new chassis which is lighter and stiffer than the Ninja 300, which is expected to offer great handling.

Powering the motorcycle is a bored-out 399cc parallel-twin motor that registers 47.5bhp and 38Nm of peak power. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox and is assisted by a slipper clutch as standard fitment. For cycle parts, the Ninja 400 rides on 41mm telescopic forks for the front and a monoshock at the rear. Braking is taken care off by 310mm front disc and 220mm disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is standard.

The Ninja 400 is available in Lime Green paint scheme as standard but is also offered in limited units for two colour schemes- Metallic Spark Black/Lime Green and Lime Green/Ebony (KRT Edition).
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Kawasaki Ninja 400 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Excellent handling dynamics
    • 400cc engine churns out very good performance
    • Riding position is quite comfortable
  • Could be Better

    • Pricing is on the expensive side
    • Limited service reach
    • Doesn't offer many colour options

BikeWale's Take

The Ninja 400 is a motorcycle that has been build to race on the track and also ride it on every day basis. The bike posses qualities that makes it an easy bike to live with. However, the bike has been priced at the expensive side, and the costly after sales doesn't make it look enticing.

Kawasaki Ninja 400 Review

The localisation of the Ninja 300 opened doors for Kawasaki to introduce a motorcycle in the premium entry-level performance segment, which has been filled with the Ninja 400. Demanding a sticker price of Rs 4.69 lakhs, ex-showroom, which is pretty steep, we find out whether the Ninja 400 is worthy enough to make the cut.


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.


Kawasaki has been known for its use of quality materials and it is instantly understood as soon as you get up close with the motorcycle. The crisp operation of the switchgear, buttons on the instrument cluster and also the fit and finish of the body panel all reek of quality that has been built to last for a long time. The grips feel good to touch and the levers feel nice too, but lose out on adjustment. Lastly, the quality of the paint is top notch which, all in all, gives a good feel once you’re astride upon the motorcycle.


The Ninja 400 looks like a SuperSport motorcycle due to its razor sharp front and edgy styling that’s similar to the ZX-10R. But, in reality, it has a sporty yet upright riding stance which is not so committed. Which means, what you get is a sporty yet upright riding position that is not so committed. The seat height is positioned at 785mm which is comfortable for a 5.6 ft tall person like me. The handlebars are easy to reach and the foot-pegs are slightly rear set which is not an issue. The problem, however, is with the seat. Adjusting for the right spot can be a constant task. Sit too close to the tank and the vibrations will leave you numb after an hour of riding. Sit too far back, and the tapering front section of the seat leaves a gap between the bike’s waistline and your thighs preventing you from gripping the tank properly. At the same time, the heat shield covering the exhaust canister remains in contact with the heel which gets annoying after a while.


As the name suggests, the Ninja 400 features a larger 399cc DOHC parallel-twin motor assisted by a slipper clutch. The motor is capable of churning out 47.5bhp with the power band kicking in after 6000rpm. The engine has more or less a flat torque curve with a strong punch at lower rpm to get quickly off the line. Out on the highway, executing a pass does require a downshift followed by a good twist of the throttle, but given a comfortable window of opportunity, a downshift is not required. The throttle doesn’t snap back at you on abrupt inputs while the motor is comfortable at doing 40 kph in the fifth cog. Speaking of cogs, the 6-speed gearbox in the Ninja 400 is buttery smooth, with positive shifts with each tap of the pedal. 

Moving to the riding bits, the Ninja 400 gets a rigid yet light trellis frame, sharper steering angle and a shorter wheelbase (compared to the Ninja 300) offering good slow speed manoeuvrability while taking U-turns or changing lanes. Out on the highway, the Ninja 400 is happy to cruise between the 100-120kph range without any stress. Around corners, the bike feels more at home with long-sweeping ones over sharp bends as you’d want to shed speed before entering the latter. The brakes have a strong bite and offer good progression. The dual-channel ABS doesn’t intervene instantly, thus giving the rider more control over braking. The Ninja 400 comes shod with Dunlop Sportmax tyres which offer good grip once they’ve warmed up.

The Ninja 400 runs a rather limited suspension setup — 41mm non-adjustable telescopic forks up front and a bottom link-type monoshock with preload adjustment for the rear. The setup is on the stiffer side, but not bone-jarring to make it uncomfortable. Over bump and minor potholes, the front doesn’t shake up disturbing the balance of the motorcycle while the rear tends to jump which seems to be the trade-off over fast-flowing cornering abilities.


The Ninja 400 is decently equipped with some modern tech. It gets a negative LED display with an analogue tachometer unit. The data is easy to read even in harsh sunlight. Other than normal ride data, the console also shows engine temperature, fuel consumption and range. It also sports twin-LED headlamps with decent illumination. The high beam casts a straight beam which creates a gap between the low beam spread on the highway at night, which means riding the Ninja 400 at speed in the night can be a risky affair. Next is the slipper clutch, which as per Kawasaki reduces the force needed by roughly 20 per cent, thus helping in stop-and-go traffic. Speaking of traffic, the heat dissipation of the radiator fan has been cleverly directed to the bottom side of the motorcycle keeping the rider’s knees and legs away from the heat.

Fuel Efficiency

The Ninja 400 returned a mileage of 26.1kmpl after being ridden on our test route, which is decent for a 399cc motorcycle. With a 14-litre tank, the Ninja 400 will return a range of 365km before heading to the fuel station.

Fitness of purpose

The Ninja 400 is a sportsbike and it does its job well. It has a motor that can cruise at triple digits, a sporty yet upright riding posture, and a suspension setup that offers a good balance between comfort and stiffness. To top off, it also has the looks to stand out in a crowd and the grunt that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Our take

The Ninja 400 doesn’t leave a lot to be desired. It is comfortable, it is fast, it is good looking, and its well-engineered. But, even then, the Rs 4.69 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) price tag is very difficult to justify. If Kawasaki can carry-out more localisation with the Ninja 400 and bring the price down by close to a lakh, then and only then, this motorcycle would make the cut.

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi 

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Kawasaki Ninja 400 Colours

Ninja 400


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 47.5 bhp @ 10,000 rpm

    Max Torque 38 Nm @ 8,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 399 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 70 mm

    Stroke 51.8 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 11.5:1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs --

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Clutch Wet Sump

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 310 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/60R17 M/C 66H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type 2-Piston Caliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 110/70R17 M/C 54H

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension ø41 mm telescopic fork / 125 mm

    Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 173 kg

    Overall Length 2,020 mm

    Overall Width 710 mm

    Wheelbase 1,370 mm

    Ground Clearance 140 mm

    Seat Height 785 mm

    Overall Height 1,120 mm

    Chassis Type Trellis, high-tensile steel

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeLED Headlamp

Brake/Tail LightLED Taillamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Kawasaki Ninja 400 User Reviews

3.8 50 ratings 15 reviews
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  •  5Ninja 400 1 year ago by Ankit, New Delhi

    I loved this bike it has awesome average in this price range not only average is some everything from handling to break system speed proper management of everything... Value for money, I am going to buy this bike as soon as possible.

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    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  5An Absolute Beast on 400cc Machines lineup 2 years ago by Sriram K, Hyderabad

    If you think, it's too pricey then have a ride in it. It's wroth every single penny from igniting the engine to the kill switch. The way or revs is absolute pleasure, and of-course it's a jaw dropping machine for both road side viewers and it's competitors. Please belie

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      28 kmpl

  •  4About price 3 years ago by Abhishek, Aurangabad

    Bike are really good looking.But if we are fan for heavy cc bike so dominar 400 gives same experience in low price.I think kawasaki must be think about it's price in India or they must be improve the bike by doing so minor modifications like double disk break in front a

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      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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  •  5The best budget beast 3 years ago by Kanhu Charan, Bhubaneswar

    I brought it with lone from axis bank with down payment 2.5 lakh. Riding is amazing those exhaust it make your feel different from other super bikes. I prefer to the black colour but due to unavailable i brought the normal limited edition and performance is better then

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      24 kmpl

  •  3Stunning amazing Bike killed by the Price 3 years ago by Ashish Kumar, Vadodara

    Everything Kawasaki Did well. This bike created a lot of buzz just like CBR 250RR. I was fascinated with this bike. But everything went in vain, when i heard the price. Its way way way too pricey, it cannot be justified. it killed all my craze for this bike. Its better

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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      Never owned

  •  5Best bike in its segment. Just close your eyes and go for this bi 3 years ago by K Venkat Sai Kiran Babbu, Hyderabad

    This bike is fabulous in performance.Don't see the price if you want a good performance and solid bike.Very excellent in handling.The mileage is also good.The service is some wards expensive because kawasaki offers us very good and solid spare parts .Very comfortable.Be

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    • Owned for

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    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

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