Kawasaki Xanthus 400 (ZR400D)

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Kawasaki Xanthus 400 (ZR400D)

The '' Kawasaki Xanthus 400 model was introduced to the market in 1992 and positioned itself as a new class of motorcycles - naked. However, the model could not compete in the NK-ST special racing series of naked bikes, as it had an aluminum frame (which was contrary to the rules of this series). However, the Xanthus 400 was built with this class of racing in mind, in the hope of skyrocketing popularity (similar to racing replica sports bikes).

The Kawasaki Xanthus 400 was based on the engine from the sports model Kawasaki ZXR400, which received different camshafts and a different exhaust. All of these changes were aimed at increasing torque in the low and mid-rev range. As a result, the engine produced 53 hp, standard for domestic 400 cc motorcycles. power and 36 Nm of torque with maximum performance at 9500-11500 rpm.

The Kawasaki Xanthus 400 features an aluminum frame, suspension in the form of a conventional telescopic fork at the front and a progressive monoshock at the rear, 2-piston front brakes on 310 mm discs, a 6-speed gearbox, a 14-liter fuel tank and 187 kg of unladen weight.

1995 was the last year of the model's production. The Kawasaki Xanthus 400 was produced only in 1992, 1994 and 1995. inclusive, after which it was finally removed from the Kawasaki production line. The unpopularity of the model was explained quite simply: at that time, naked shoes were just beginning to appear, and therefore most consumers simply did not understand the meaning of this class, preferring classic motorcycles. This is what prompted Kawasaki to finally "bury" the Xanthus model and replace it with the "classic" - Kawasaki ZRX400.

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Specifications Kawasaki Xanthus 400:

ModelKawasaki Xanthus 400 (ZR400-D)
Motorcycle typenaked
Release year1992-1995
Framealuminum diagonal
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume398 cm³
Bore / Stroke57.0 x 39.0mm
Compression ratio11.2: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD30
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power53.0 h.p. (39.0 kW) at 11,500 rpm
Maximum torque36 Nm (3.7 kg * m) at 9500 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size110/70 R17 54H
Rear tire size160/60 R17 69H
Front brakes2 discs, 310 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 250 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork
Rear suspensionpendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock
Motorcycle length2030 mm
Motorcycle width745 mm
Motorcycle height1070 mm
Wheelbase1380 mm
Saddle height775 mm
Minimum ground clearance125 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h> 5 sec.
Maximum speed180 km / h
Fuel tank capacity14.0 l
Motorcycle weight168 kg - dry

187 kg - equipped