The 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 400 will arrive in the Euro5/BS6 compliant avatar in the Indian market and is expected to come with a steep price hike over the older version.
The biggest update to the Kawasaki Ninja 400 will be the BS6 compliant engine
After a long hiatus, the Kawasaki Ninja 400 is set to be reintroduced to the Indian market and India Kawasaki Motor has confirmed that the motorcycle will go on sale on June 24, 2022. The Ninja 400 replaced the Ninja 300 globally in 2017. debuted at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The model, however, coexists with the Ninja 300 in India, the latter being the Japanese brand’s most accessible offering in the country. The Ninja 400 is coming in the Euro5/BS6 compliant avatar in the Indian market and is expected to come with a steep price hike over the older version.
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The 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 400 will be powered by the updated 399cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine. The unit is the same as before except for changes made to bring it up to BS6 emission standards. The engine develops the same 44 hp, while the maximum torque is down by 1 Nm to 37 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Compared to the old model, there are no styling changes and the bike retains the same Ninja H2-inspired design language. It still gets a dual-pod headlight, fairing-mounted mirrors, a sizable 14-litre fuel tank, split seats and side exhaust. The bike is expected to arrive in two colors – Lime Green with Ebony (KRT Edition) and Carbon Gray Metallic with Matte Carbon Gray Metallic.
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Other mechanical components will include 41mm telescopic front forks and a rear preload-adjustable monoshock. Braking performance comes from a single 310mm disc up front and a single 220mm disc in the rear. The bike comes standard with dual-channel ABS. It will be interesting to see just how much of a price revision the new Ninja 400 will see over the older model. The bike was originally launched in 2018 at a price of ₹4.69 lakh, but don’t be surprised if the new prices are around ₹5 lakh (ex-showroom).
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