Kawasaki launched in Europe the 2023 model of the Z400, its 400cc twin-cylinder ‘naked’ motorcycle, which arrives with new colors and EURO5 compliant engine.
Now, it comes in the following colors: Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black and Pearl Robotic White / Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray.
For the rest, the model remains with the same design and mechanical set of the previous model, without any changes.
How is the Z400
The Z400 arrived to replace the Z300, and it was developed together with the sporty Ninja 400, sharing many elements, including the 399 cm³ engine.
The design is based on the bigger ‘sister’ Z650, maintaining the brand’s Sugomi concept. There is a balance between well defined angles with an aggressive and sporty look, characteristic of Kawasaki’s ‘supernaked’.
In addition, the headlights and flashlights are LED and the dashboard has an analog tachometer with a multifunctional LCD screen. Unfortunately the turn signals (blinkers) are not LED.
Engine and chassis
The Z400 has an engine that has been designed to maintain a balance between performance and control, offering better performance in all rpm ranges. It also offers smoothness and linearity in power delivery, efficiency in consumption and good torque from low rpm, and now is EURO5 compliant.
It is a 399 cm³ in-line twin with liquid cooling, capable of generating up to 33.4 kW (45 HP) of maximum power at 10,000 rpm and 37 Nm (3.8 kgfm) of torque at 8,000 rpm. The transmission is a 6-speed equipped with assist and slipper clutch.
In addition, it is equipped with 41mm forks at the front and Uni Trak Bottom-Link shock absorber at the rear, as well as 17-inch wheels equipped with tires measuring 110/70-17 at the front and 150/60-17 at the rear. The front brake disc is 310 mm, the same size used in the Z1000, with a dual-piston caliper and ABS system.
Finally, the 2023 Kawasaki Z400 arrives in Europe with a renewed color scheme and EURO5 engine to continue fighting in the middleweight ‘naked’ segment that, in addition to the Kawasaki model, has the Yamaha MT-03, Honda CB 500F and BMW G 310 R, among others.
Anyway, for more information, visit https://www.kawasaki.eu/.
photos: Kawasaki Motor Europe