Kawasaki ZXR 400 (ZX400H, ZX400L, ZX400J, ZX400M)
The sports motorcycle model ' Kawasaki ZXR 400 ' appeared in 1989, replacing the model Kawasaki GPX400R, which by that time had "grown" into two models - Kawasaki ZXR400 and Kawasaki ZZ -R400. Specifically, the ZXR400 was modeled after the ZXR-4 racing model used in the TT-F3 series.
At the time of its release, the Kawasaki ZXR 400 featured many advanced technologies found only in racing models. First, the model received a rigid aluminum frame. Secondly, the sporty, fully adjustable suspension (inverted fork). Thirdly, the ram-air system, which increases the maximum power. Fourth, powerful 4-piston brakes. Fifth, Kawasaki's proprietary technologies:
- K-CAS - air duct system for cylinder head cooling.
- K-BATL - torque limiting system (excludes locking of the rear wheel on a sharp downshift).
- KIS-ARM - swingarm mechanism that increases the rigidity of the rear suspension and reduces its weight.
The main modifications of the Kawasaki ZXR400:
- Kawasaki ZXR400 (ZX400H, ZX400L) - regular version.
- Kawasaki ZXR400R (ZX400J, ZX400M) - "racing" version. Features a plug in the passenger seat, fully adjustable suspensions, different camshafts (taller cams) and flat throttle (FCR) carburetors (Keihin FVKD).
Another feature of the Kawasaki ZXR 400 is the fact that it was available not only in Japan, but also supplied to European countries. Export modifications produced up to 65 hp. power. Based on the Kawasaki ZXR 400 engine, the naked Kawasaki Xanthus 400 was created.
1999 was the last year of production of the model, after which it was finally removed from the Kawasaki production line. Nevertheless, the Kawasaki ZXR400 has gained great popularity not only in Japan, but also in some countries around the world. The most powerful in its class and more racing-like prototypes, the ZXR400 stands out clearly from similar models from other Japanese manufacturers.
The lineup of the Kawasaki ZXR series:
The main competitors of the Kawasaki ZXR 400 in the class:
Specifications Kawasaki ZXR 400:
|Engine type||4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||398 cm³|
|Bore / Stroke||57.0 x 39.0mm|
|Compression ratio||12.1: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD32 - ZX400H, ZX400L|
Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD30 - ZX400L3-L9 (Japanese versions)
Carburetor, 4x Keihin FVKD32 (flat throttle) - ZX400J, ZX400M
|Maximum power||62.0 h.p. (45.6 kW) @ 12,500 rpm - ZX400H, ZX400J with inertial supercharging|
59.0 h.p. (43.0 kW) at 12000 rpm - without inertial boost
65.0 h.p. (47.8 kW) @ 13000 rpm - ZX400L, ZX400M with inertial supercharging
53.0 h.p. (39.0 kW) @ 12000 rpm - ZX400L3-L9 (Japanese versions)
|Maximum torque||39.2 Nm (4.0 kg * m) at 10,000 rpm - ZX400H, ZX400J|
36.3 Nm (3.7 kg * m) @ 12000 rpm - ZX400L, ZX400M
|Front tire size||120/60 R17 55H|
|Rear tire size||160/60 R17 69H|
|Front brakes||2 discs, 300mm, 4-piston calipers - ZX400H, ZX400J|
2 discs, 310mm, 4-piston calipers - ZX400L, ZX400M
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 220 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||Inverted Fork (Adjustable) - 120mm Travel - ZXR400|
Inverted Fork (All Adjustments) - 120mm Travel - ZXR400R
|Rear suspension||Pendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock (adjustable), stroke - 140 mm - ZX400H, ZX400J|
Pendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock (adjustable), stroke - 120 mm - ZX400L, ZX400M
|Motorcycle length||2035 mm - ZX400H|
2025 mm - ZX400J
1995 mm - ZX400L, ZX400M
|Motorcycle width||705 mm - ZX400H, ZX400J|
710 mm - ZX400L, ZX400M
|Motorcycle height||1125 mm - ZX400H, ZX400J|
1080 mm - ZX400L, ZX400M
|Wheelbase||1395 mm - ZX400H, ZX400J|
1385 mm - ZX400L, ZX400M
|Saddle height||765 mm - ZX400H, ZX400J|
760 mm - ZX400L, ZX400M
|Minimum ground clearance||120 mm - ZX400H, ZX400J|
115 mm - ZX400L, ZX400M
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||4.3 sec.|
|Maximum speed||180 km / h (Japanese versions, with limiter)|
|Fuel tank capacity||16.0 l|
|Motorcycle weight (dry)||162 kg - ZX400H|
160 kg - ZX400J, ZX400L
159 kg - ZX400M