2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 Gets Two New Colour Schemes
Kawasaki has introduced new colour Schemes for its popular sub-400 cc supersport bike – Ninja 400 in the Chinese market. The two-wheeler manufacturer has added two new options in the form of Metal Deep Grey and Metal Twilight Blue to the 2021 Ninja’s colour palette. Now, the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400 is available in a total of four colour options in china.
2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400: Design, Engine and Specs
Apart from the new colour schemes, the 2021 Ninja 400 motorcycle will be largely the same as the earlier model. The two-wheeler has an aggressive front fascia with twin-pod LED headlights, darkened windscreen, and sporty rear view mirrors.
2021 Ninja 400 motorcycle comes with a 399cc parallel-twin engine that produces 46ps of maximum power at 9600 rpm and 37.2Nm of peak torque at 8000 rpm. The engine mated to a six-speed transmission.
The cockpit has a semi-digital instrument cluster that displays a range of information including gear position. Other key highlights include a clip-on style handlebar, low seat height, and upswept exhaust. The motorcycle offers balanced ergonomics that’s both sporty and relaxed.
Kawasaki Ninja 400 India Launch Prospects
Kawasaki Ninja 400 was launched here in 2018 and it was counted amongst the best sub-400cc bikes available at that time. However, the motorcycle had limited sales in India, primarily due to its high price tag of Rs 4,99,000 (ex-showroom). As an upgrade to BSVI would have further increased prices, it was decided to discontinue the motorcycle. That happened in Dec 2019, around four months prior to the enforcement of BSVI emission standards.
It is not certain if the bike maker is planning to reintroduce Ninja 400 in our market. It is among the two-wheeler that the manufacturer has not updated to meet stricter emission standards like Euro 5/ BSVI. Apart from China, Ninja 400 is available in markets where emission standards are not that stringent. These include countries like the USA and Japan.
For Ninja 400 to be viable for the Indian market, the bike maker will have to work on reducing its cost. One of its nearest rivals is KTM RC 390 motorcycle, which is available at a starting price of Rs 2,53,000.