Kawasaki ZX-4R (400cc) To Launch In India Soon
Article by Drivio | 6th Sep 23
Kawasaki’s upcoming 400cc motorcycle, the ZX-4R, receives new chassis and several features borrowed from the elder sibling Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR
- It boasts a superbike-inspired chassis design, with key dimensions like engine axis positions, center of gravity position, and caster angle based on the Ninja ZX-10RR.
- The 400cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine churns out an impressive 77 PS of power and up to 39.0Nm of torque.
- The ZX-4R also features smartphone connectivity, via Radiology, the App.
Kawasaki, a well-known name among superbike enthusiasts across the globe, recently teased their new 400cc sports bike Kawasaki ZX-4R motorcycle. The India-bound bike offers impressive specs and sophisticated feature list. Its hares similar dimensions as the next-gen 390 Duke KTM, however the ZX-4R blows it out of the water in terms of performance. After its launch, the ZX-4R will rival similar displacement bikes across categories such as Triumph Speed 400, Harley Davidson X440, KTM Duke 390, etc.
The two bikes generate about the same amount of torque, but the Kawasaki ZX-4R boasts almost twice the max power output with RAM air assistance. Here’s a quick overview of what we know so far about the ZX-4R’s specs and expected pricing.
|400cc, Liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder|
|77PS / 80PS (RAM air assistance)& 39.0Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed, return shift gearbox|
|Expected Price||Rs 7 lakh to Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom)|
So, that covers the key specs offered by the ZX-4R. Performance-wise, it definitely looks pretty promising. The motorcycle comes with four pre-set riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport, and a customizable Rider mode that allows you to adjust the power and traction.
The ZX-4R is equipped with an inverted separate function fork suspension with top-out springs at front and a horizontal back-link, gas-charged shock rear suspension with spring preload adjustability. These should be good enough for a stable and smooth ride even in poor road conditions.
Made of high-tensile steel, the trellis frame adds to the sporty look of the motorcycle while helping keep the curb weight low. With 15 liters of fuel capacity, 135mm of ground clearance and a seat height of 800m, the bike doesn’t leave any scope for complaints in terms of its dimensions.
The ZX-4R features a similar 4.3-inch Bluetooth-compatible, colour TFT dashboard screen as previous Kawasaki bikes. In addition to notification alerts and turn-by-turn notifications, the dash also comes with a separate track layout.