Kawasaki KLE 400

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Kawasaki KLE400

The Kawasaki KLE 400 was first introduced in 1991. The motorcycle is built on the basis of the export version Kawasaki KLE 500 and the engine from the sports Kawasaki GPZ400S (later installed on such models as - Kawasaki EN400 Vulcan and Kawasaki EX-4 ). The Kawasaki KLE 400 was targeted at the domestic Japanese market and was not officially supplied to other countries. In fact, the model is the first generation KLE500 with a 400cc engine.

Despite the rather interesting concept and generally low price, the Kawasaki KLE 400 was not in high demand in Japan. This forced the company to suspend production of the motorcycle by 1995, resuming production only in 1999, which was the last year of the model's life on the market. Remains of new motorcycles in the warehouse continued to sell out until 2001.

The Kawasaki KLE 400 features an in-line 2-cylinder engine, a steel tubular frame, disc brakes, a 15-liter fuel tank, long-travel suspensions, a 6-speed gearbox and 178 kg dry weight.

The lineup of the Kawasaki KLE series:

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Technical characteristics of the Kawasaki KLE400 motorcycle:

ModelKawasaki KLE400
Motorcycle typetourist enduro
Release year1991-1999
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume398 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke70.0 x 51.8mm
Compression ratio10.7: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 2x Keihin CVK34
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power42.0 h.p. (31 kW) at 9000 rpm
Maximum torque33.0 Nm (3.4 kgf * m) @ 8000 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size90 / 90-21 M / C 54S
Rear tire size130 / 80-17 M / C 65S
Front brakes1 disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes1 disc, 230 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 220mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum Unitrak with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 200 mm
Motorcycle length2210 mm
Motorcycle width870 mm
Motorcycle height1215 mm
Wheelbase1500 mm
Saddle height840 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h
Maximum speed160 km / h
Fuel tank capacity15.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry)178 kg