-- Retro-styled Z400 RS likely to be unveiled soon
- To be based on the Z400
- Could be launched in India
Kawasaki tapped into the modern retro-style market with the Z650 RS a couple of years ago and also introduced the motorcycle in India later on. And now, the brand is looking to take on the smaller-displacement market, particularly the Yamaha XSR300, with the Z400 RS.
Just like its bigger sibling, the Z650 RS which is based on a Z650, the Z400 RS will be based on the Z400 streetfighter. It will most definitely sport a modern-retro bodywork with an uncomplicated-looking fuel tank, a circular full-LED headlamp with twin-pod clusters sitting over it. Going by what the Z650 RS offers, we can expect the Z400 RS to be adorned in a colour scheme reminiscent of the past, feeding on the nostalgia of prospective buyers. However, underneath, it would come powered by a 399cc, parallel-twin engine that also does its duty in the Ninja 400 and Z400 but with a tune leaning more towards the latter.
And since Kawasaki likes to keep things simple and in tune with said retro-ness, the features the Z400 RS is expected to come with will be just enough. With everything said, we expect the Tokyo-based manufacturer to unveil the motorcycle sometime this year. But will it make its way to India? Seems unlikely, at the moment. Although, even if it does, expect the Z400 RS to be priced around Rs 4.50 lakh, ex-showroom.