News 25 Oct 2017

Kawasaki unveils 2018 model Ninja 400 and Z900RS

Anticipated new Kawasakis break cover at Tokyo Motor Show.

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Kawasaki has unveiled two of its most anticipated new models of 2018 at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan this morning, the Ninja 400 and Z900RS.

The new 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400, which is styled on the Ninja H2, had been spied internationally during recent months, now confirmed an upgrade of the Ninja 300 that has been a hit both on the streets and race-track.

Next year’s Ninja 400 boasts a 399cc engine with 45 horsepower claimed and an all-new steel trellis frame. It’s six kilograms lighter than the current model and tips the scales at 168 kilograms. An assist and slipper clutch has also been added, while the Nissin ABS front brake disc is now 310mm.

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As for the retro-styled Z900RS, which has been previewed via a series of YouTube edits recently and is based on the Z900, it features a retuned motor and redesigned chassis.

At 948cc, the in-line four-cylinder has increased low- to mid-range torque, with revised gear ratios to suit plus an assist and slipper clutch.

Accommodating the teardrop fuel tank, its steel trellis frame has been redesigned and it has more upright and relaxed ergonomics. The radial-mounted four-piston monobloc front brake calipers are upgraded in comparison to the Z900 and it also has traction control on release for 2018.

Further information is expected to be released by Kawasaki Motors Australia in the coming weeks, however for now, stay tuned to for additional local details once available.