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.


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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.


Technical characteristics of the Kawasaki KLE400 motorcycle:

Model Kawasaki KLE400
Motorcycle type tourist enduro
Release year 1991-1999
Frame steel tubular
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 398 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke 70.0 x 51.8mm
Compression ratio 10.7: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system Carburetor, 2x Keihin CVK34
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 42.0 h.p. (31 kW) at 9000 rpm
Maximum torque 33.0 Nm (3.4 kgf * m) @ 8000 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 90 / 90-21 M / C 54S
Rear tire size 130 / 80-17 M / C 65S
Front brakes 1 disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes 1 disc, 230 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension 41mm telescopic fork, 220mm travel
Rear suspension linkage Unitrak with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 200 mm
Motorcycle length 2210 mm
Motorcycle width 870 mm
Motorcycle height 1215 mm
Wheelbase 1500 mm
Saddle height 840 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h
Maximum speed 160 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 15.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry) 178 kg