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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2017, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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A Ninja 400!!!?? WTF!! O___O

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So i just came across this video in a zx6r forum, posted by jd41. Seems legit guys omg. Look at the plates, that's where it says 400.
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http://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/...oot-commercial

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http://www.motorcycle.com/features/o...ninja-400.html

Apparently the 400 has been a thing for a while; but more of a smaller-650 before, where it might be closer to a larger-300 now.
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Nice, im still not sure how to feel about it though lol
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It looks more like a replacement for the Ninja 300. I did see a shot of the clutch cover in the video, it looked different than the current engine. A lot of the suspension and brakes look a lot like the current Ninja 300.
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oh dang it! I just purchased a 2017 Ninja 650 ABS
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http://www.motorcycle.com/features/o...ninja-400.html

Apparently the 400 has been a thing for a while; but more of a smaller-650 before, where it might be closer to a larger-300 now.
That is definitely NOT a sleeved down Ninja 650.

*edit* I meant it won't share the same exterior as Ninja 650 from the looks of it

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oh wait...

will the engine be sleeved down Ninja 650 though?

As we know, the Ninja 300's engine is based on Ninja 250 and I heard that there really isn't much of room to add more displacement...there still is some room, but not 400.
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Kawasaki will more than likely just use an existing 400cc engine from the Ninja 400.
http://www.kawasaki-motors.com/mc/lineup/ninja400/


Kawasaki Ninja 400
399cc Parallel Twin
Bore: 68.4mm
Stroke: 54.3mm
Compression Ratio: 11:1
Power: 32kW (43hp) @9,500rpm
Torque: 44Nm (32.45lb-ft) @7,500rpm

Now you might hope Kawasaki will invest their money & time to develop brand a new engine from scratch, but no, you're wrong.
This is an entry level category and cost-efficiency of developing a bike like this is very important.

It will be an 43hp engine from Ninja 400, which is a sleeved down version of Ninja 650 we have in USA/Canada.
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If they sell it here in the US as the current Canadian model, it'll fail miserably. All because the shoot a commercial here in the US, doesn't mean it's going to be released here in the US. Many commercials are shot outside of the target market because of aesthetics that the director was looking for.

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a sleeved down 650? sounds heavy and under powered.

In the 80's, the ninja came in various sizes, including 4 and 500's. They may be reviving these bikes since fuel economy is popular, and there are more versatile sport bike riders other than just wannabe racers.

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