Kawasaki Xanthus 400 (ZR400D)

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Kawasaki Xanthus 400 (ZR400D)

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).

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The Kawasaki Xanthus 400 was based on the engine from 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 400cc 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.


Kawasaki Xanthus 400
Kawasaki Xanthus 400
Kawasaki Xanthus 400


Specifications Kawasaki Xanthus 400:

Model Kawasaki Xanthus 400 (ZR400-D)
Motorcycle type naked
Release year 1992-1995
Frame aluminum diagonal
Engine type 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 398 cm³
Bore / Stroke 57.0 x 39.0mm
Compression ratio 11.2: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD30
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 53.0 h.p. (39.0 kW) at 11,500 rpm
Maximum torque 36 Nm (3.7 kg * m) at 9500 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 110/70 R17 54H
Rear tire size 160/60 R17 69H
Front brakes 2 discs, 310 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes 1 disc, 250 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension 41mm telescopic fork
Rear suspension linkage Uni-Trak with monoshock
Motorcycle length 2030 mm
Motorcycle width 745 mm
Motorcycle height 1070 mm
Wheelbase 1380 mm
Saddle height 775 mm
Minimum ground clearance 125 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h > 5 sec.
Maximum speed 180 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 14.0 l
Motorcycle weight 168 kg - dry

187 kg - equipped