What Do You Want To Know? 2019 Kawasaki Z400

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UPDATE: Here’s my review!


At the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, Kawasaki debuted several models for the US market. The one I was most excited about was the new-for-2019 Z400 ABS. To oversimplify, it’s a naked version of the Ninja 400. That’s good news to me, as I love naked bikes and I think the Ninja 400 was excellent. This week, I’ll finally get a chance to ride the Z400 – what would you like to know about it?

I got to see the Z400 in person for the first time at the LB IMS, though I was surprised that Kawi showed it off in a Honda-ish red instead of their usual green.

THE BASICS

Price:
Destination Charge:
Colors:
Engine:
Front suspension:
Rear suspension:
Front tire:
Rear tire:
Front brakes:
Rear brakes:
ABS:
Seat height:
Wheelbase:
Fuel capacity:
Curb weight:

$4,799
$380
Candy Lime Green, Candy Cardinal Red
399cc parallel-twin
41mm telescopic
Uni-Trak w/ preload adjustment
110/70-17
150/70-17
310mm semi-floating single disc
220mm single disc
Standard
30.9 inches
53.9 inches
3.7 gallons
368 pounds

Candy Lime Green

The price reflects a $500 discount from the Ninja 400 ABS, and it seems like a hell of a deal – it’s $300 cheaper than the Honda CB300R with ABS! Considering the bike is based on an existing successful model and that the changes are focused on ergonomics and bodywork, I think this is going to be a winner.

Candy Cardinal Red

Nowadays, every company seems to release a video with each new model that says absolutely nothing. Here’s Kawi’s:

Check out what Kawasaki has to say about their newest model here, and then hit me with your questions in the comments!

Photos from Kawasaki.

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