- Approval document leaked in the USA
- Currently dubbed the ZX400SP
- To be powered by a 399cc motor
It seems that the 2023 Kawasaki ZX-4R is in the works. An approval document from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has been leaked and reveals new information about the upcoming Japanese offering.
The aforementioned approval document reveals that the bike will be powered by a 399cc motor and is dubbed the ZX400SP. In its current lineup, Kawasaki employs the ZX tag for its sporty offerings from the Ninja lineup – ZX-10R, ZX-14R, and the ZX-6R. So, it won’t be a surprise if the ZX400SP evolves into the ZX-4R.
CARB issued the approval last month and Kawasaki has a new announcement slated for February 1 in the USA. The teaser image reveals a couple of jetski-like structures and a couple of supersport motorcycles, all covered. Moreover, we won’t be surprised if it’s powered by an inline four-cylinder motor like its bigger siblings. Other premium hardware like dual front discs, adjustable suspension, and a bevy of rider aids can also be expected on the upcoming Kawasaki bike.
If it does turn out to be the ZX-4R, Kawasaki will probably launch it in the international market only since India is a price-sensitive market. As of now, Kawasaki India only has the Ninja 300 and the Ninja 400 on sale in the said segment.