At the forefront of the naked bike trend in Europe with its Z brand, Kawasaki has augmented the range further still for 2019 with the introduction of a new middleweight offering in the form of the new Z400.
Created with the benefit of Kawasaki’s unique Sugomi design philosophy which matches every engineering highpoint with a styling success, the Z400 is powered by a responsive, rider-friendly 399 cm3 parallel twin engine complete with an assist and slipper clutch. Building on the formidable reputation of the outgoing Z300, the new Z400 is both lighter and more powerful than its predecessor.
Wrapped in a hallmark Kawasaki trellis chassis redolent of the mighty Ninja H2, the Z400 benefits from light, predictable handling plus low weight, the ideal combination for a machine focused on the A2 licence category.
With an easy reach to the ground stance, the Z400 possesses lithe handling characteristics and great ergonomics that belie its impressive “large volume” bodywork styling approach. For the rider it’s not just maneuverability that appeals, the view over the handlebars is complemented by compact multi-function meter panel.
Featuring a digital speedometer plus gear position indicator, additional convenience is supplied courtesy of indication of fuel consumption and an economical riding indicator among other rider-centric features.
Casting a confident light ahead, the LED headlamp of the new Z400 shines like a beacon into the distance from a machine that shares the same appealing and ominous crouching stance so characteristic of the entire seven bike Z range from the new Z125 all the way to the mighty Z1000R.
Adding meat to the bone of a remarkable seven model Z family, the Z400 is set to be the middle-weight naked “go-to machine” in the coming season.