New Kawasaki Z400 ABS

Upright and almost naked, the 2022 Kawasaki Z400 ABS is an urban and sport motorcycle based on the faired Ninja 400 sportbike. The Z400 doesn’t lose much in the translation, other than the fairing, a couple of pounds—the chassis and motor are identical. However, the Z400’s ergonomics are more upright, making it comfortable for riding around town and commuting.

The oversquare 399cc parallel twin is liquid-cooled, boasts two overhead cams, and has four valves per cylinder. Let it rev, and the engine will comfortably take you over 100 mph. In the canyons, the highly agile 364-pound 2022 Kawasaki Z400 ABS is a disciplined performer, thanks to KYB suspension and Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 tires. A sizable 310mm disc slows things down in the front, modulated by a two-piston caliper with ABS standard.

The six-speed transmission helps get the most out of the mill. For duty in the city, the clutch has an assist function to keep the pull light. Sport riders will appreciate the help of the clutch’s slipper function, should downshifts be too aggressive. An overlooked feature of the Z400 ABS is the Positive Neutral Finder, which is exclusive to Kawasaki. When you’re in first gear at a stop, if you shift up, you will effortlessly be in neutral—every time.

Type: Parallel twin
Displacement: 399cc
Bore x stroke: 70.0 x 51.8mm
Maximum torque: 28 ft-lbs @ 8000 rpm
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Valvetrain: DOHC; 4 vpc
Fueling: EFI w/ twin 32mm throttle bodies
Transmission: 6-speed w/ Positive Neutral Finder
Clutch: Wet multi-plate w/ assist and slipper functions
Final drive: Sealed chain

Frame: Steel trellis
Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable KYB 41mm fork; 4.7 inches
Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload adjustable KYB shock; 5.1 inches
Tires: Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300
Front tire: 110/70 x 17
Rear tire: 150/70 x 17
Front brake: 310mm petal disc w/ 2-piston caliper
Rear brake: 220mm petal disc w/ 2-piston caliper
ABS: Standard

Wheelbase: 53.9 inches
Rake: 24.5 degrees
Trail: 3.7 inches
Seat height: 30.9 inches
Fuel tank capacity: 3.7 gallons
Curb weight: 364 pounds

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