2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 [Top Speed, Prices, Colors, Specs] (2024)

The 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS is an entry-level (great bike for beginners) lightweight sports motorcycle powered by a 399cc DOHC parallel-twin engine. It is way ahead of Ninja 300 regarding midrange and low-end power. It produces a peak power of 49 HP at 10500 rpm and a peak torque of 28.0 lb-ft (increased by 40% from 19.9 lb-ft in 300) at 8000 rpm.
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The wet weight of the motorcycle stands at 370 pounds, and it is very light compared to other 400 cc bikes. The upright handlebars allow one to ride in an upright position even if riding at top speeds, which might be easy for one’s back. The positioning of pegs may be difficult for people above 6 ft. However, Ninja 400 offers an option for a taller seat that adds 30 mm extra to the height.

The exhaust might be loud for a few. You might have to go for an aftermarket setup if you prefer quieter bikes. Although, A bit of noise is necessary when riding on quieter roads as it alerts other riders.

Ninja 400 has standard ABS and LCD clocks(similar to Ninja 650). The extras include –

  • Rear seat cover
  • 12v socket
  • Tank bag
  • Tall screen

Top Speed Kawasaki Ninja 400

The top speed of the 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 is approximately 116.7 mph (187 km/h), making it one of the quickest in the category. The bike can go from 0 to 60 miles an hour in 4.14 seconds and 0-100 mph in 11.8 seconds. The bike has a 6-speed transmission, 399cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine, and has a peak torque of 27 lb-ft of torque at 8,000 rpm. The peak power output is estimated at 44.8 HP at 10,000 RPM. The lightweight trellis frame and a well-tuned suspension give it excellent handling and stability at high speeds. Due to the ABS, safety during high-speed braking is ensured, which provides confidence to the riders for high-speed driving.

2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 Seat Height

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 seat height is 30.9 inches (785 mm). With a saddle height of 785 mm, even a short rider with a height of 5.5 ft can ride it comfortably. The shorter riders with shorter inseams can plant both feet firmly on the ground. This gives them confidence at traffic lights, stop-and-go traffic, or when maneuvering the bike at low speeds. It is easy for less experienced riders to control the bike due to the lower center of gravity. It also improves handling and stability.

2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS Prices

  • MSRP Non-ABS: $5,299 – $5,499
  • MSRP ABS: $5,699 – $5,899
  • Destination Charge: $435
  • Freight and Materials Surcharge: $300

Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS Colors

400 ABS is available in 3 colors –

  • Pearl blizzard white/Metallic carbon gray
  • Metallic magnetic dark gray/Metallic matte twilight blue
  • Matrix camo gray/Metallic matte carbon gray

Related Bike: 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650

Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS Features

  • 399cc parallel-twin engine: The engine produces 49 HP and 28.0 lb-ft of torque.
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS): The Anti-lock brakes system helps prevent the wheels from locking up in sudden stops. This improves braking performance and rider safety.
  • Lightweight design: The bike has a curb weight of just 366 lbs (166kg), making it easy to handle and maneuver.
  • Comfortable riding position: The bike has a sporty yet fairly relaxed riding position. The seats could have been better as new riders with no experience riding sports bikes might initially find it uncomfortable. The seats might seem like pushing the rider to the tank.
  • Sleek and sporty design: The Ninja 400 ABS has a sporty and aggressive design. It has sharp lines, sleek fairing, and a modern, sporty look.
  • Good build quality: The built quality for the bike is superb. There is nearly zero asymmetric vibration and no sticking cables or loose-fitting parts. The braking is smooth with Dunlop 17-inch tires. It shifts smoothly and, above all, feels smooth while riding.
  • Fuel efficient: The bike has a good fuel economy and gives approximately 72 mpg or 30.61 km.
  • Good suspension: Ninja 400’s 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork tube trellis frame and all-new suspension is an immense improvement over Ninja 300.

Pros & Cons of Kawasaki Ninja 400

Ergonomic design that is both comfortable and athleticThe suspension could be more rigid
Outperforms all others in its categoryBit of Lack of sensitivity in the brake pedal
Top speed best in classLimited color options

2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS Specifications

Engine Management TechnologyAssist & Slipper Clutch, Economical Riding Indicator
Chassis Management TechnologyABS (Anti-lock Brake System), ERGO-FIT
Engine4-stroke, Parallel Twin, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Bore x Stroke70.0 x 51.8mm
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Fuel SystemDFI® with dual 32mm throttle bodies
IgnitionTCBI w/digital advance
Final DriveSealed chain
Electronic Rider AidsABS
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel41mm hydraulic telescopic fork/4.7 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel TravelHorizontal back-link with adjustable spring preload/5.1 in
Front Tire110/70-17
Rear Tire150/70-17
Front BrakesSingle 310mm semi-floating petal-type disc with 2-piston calipers (and ABS)
Rear BrakesSingle 220mm petal-type disc with a single-piston caliper (and ABS)
Frame TypeTrellis, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail24.7°/3.6 in.
Overall Length78.3 in
Overall Width28.0 in
Overall Height44.1 in
Ground Clearance5.5 in
Seat Height30.9 in
Curb Weight366.0 lb (ABS), 361.6 lb (non-ABS)*
Fuel Capacity3.7 gal
Wheelbase53.9 in
Color ChoicesMetallic Carbon Gray/Metallic Matte Carbon Gray, Metallic Magnetic Dark Gray/Metallic Matte Twilight Blue, Pearl Blizzard White/Metallic Carbon Gray
Warranty12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)12, 24, 36 or 48 months

Source: Kawasaki.com Official Website

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2023 Ninja 400 ABS Alternatives

  • Yamaha Virago 250 – 249 cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 60-degree V-twin engine with peak power of 20 HP
  • Honda Rebel 300 – 287cc single cylinder engine that gives out peak power of 25 HP
  • Harley-Davidson Street 500 – Revolution X series V-twin 494cc engine
  • KTM 390 Duke – 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with peak power of 43 HP
  • Royal Enfield Meteor 350 – 349cc air-cooled engine with 20 horsepower of peak power

2023 Ninja 400 ABS FAQ

How fast can a Kawasaki Ninja 400 go?

It is the quickest motorcycle in its class and can go 116.7 mph (187 km/h).

Does the Kawasaki Ninja 400 have ABS?

ABS is standard in Ninja 400. The other variant Ninja 400 ABS KRT Edition, is similar to Ninja 400 ABS but different in the graphics.

How much does a Ninja 400 cost?

The price of the Ninja 400 varies between $5,299 to $5,899, depending on the variants. In addition, there are freight and destination charges applicable.

What does ABS do on a motorcycle?

Anti-lock Braking System is a standard safety feature in almost all modern bikes. During heavy braking, it prevents the wheel of the motorcycle from locking. This prevents skidding or loss of traction and allows total driver control. In addition, it modulates the brake pressure if it senses the wheels locked and stops it.

Is the Ninja 400 a 6-speed?

Yes, Ninja 400 has a six-speed gearbox.

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