Kawasaki ZZR 400 (ZX400K, ZX400N)

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Kawasaki ZZR400 (ZX400K) 1990-1992

The sports-touring motorcycle model "Kawasaki ZZ-R 400" was first introduced in 1990, in parallel with the release of the "older" model - Kawasaki ZZR 600, in contrast to which the ZZR400 was officially sold only in Japan and was not exported. Meanwhile, the efforts of gray importers have made the Kawasaki ZZR 400 very popular outside of Japan, in particular, due to the low cost and wide availability of the model in Russia. Japanese auctions still offer a huge selection of Kawasaki ZZR 400s from different generations and years of production, despite the fact that official sales were completed in 2007.

The motorcycle was based on the base from Kawasaki ZZR 600 and almost the same engine, differing only in volume, intake system (carburetors with a smaller diffuser) and the absence of an oil cooler, even the Kawasaki ZZR 400 generations completely coincide with the generations Kawasaki ZZR 600 (except for the 3rd generation, when Kawasaki ZX-6R 2000-2000) was actually sold in America under the ZZR600 brand.

The features of the Kawasaki ZZR 400 include an aluminum frame, adjustable (since 1995) suspension in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and mono-shock absorber, a 6-speed gearbox, an inertial boost system (since 1993), a 16-liter fuel tank (first generation) and 195 kg dry matter (first generation).

The main generations of the Kawasaki ZZR 400:

  • Kawasaki ZZR400 (1990-1992) - first generation. Factory designation - ZX400K. The model is distinguished by a dashboard without a fuel sensor, a 16-liter fuel tank, no inertial boost (Ram-Air) and a power of 58 hp.
  • Kawasaki ZZR400 (1993-2007) - second generation. Factory designation - ZX400N. The model is distinguished by a dashboard (there is a fuel sensor), a 17-liter fuel tank, an inertial boost system and a power of 53 hp. (due to changes in Japanese law).

The main competitors of the Kawasaki ZZR 400 in the class:


Kawasaki ZZR400 (ZX400K)
Kawasaki ZZR400 (ZX400N)


Specifications Kawasaki ZZR 400:

ModelKawasaki ZZR400
Motorcycle typesports tourist
Release year1990-2007
Framealuminum diagonal
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume399 cm³
Bore / Stroke57.5 x 38.5 mm
Compression ratio11.2: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD30 - ZX400K, ZX400N1-N7

Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD30 (with K-TRIC throttle position sensors) - ZX400N8 +

Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power58.0 h.p. (42.6 kW) @ 12000 rpm - ZX400K

53.0 h.p. (39.0 kW) at 11000 rpm - ZX400N

Maximum torque36.0 Nm (3.7 kg * m) @ 10,000 rpm - ZX400K

37.0 Nm (3.8 kg * m) @ 9000 rpm - ZX400N

Drive typechain
Front tire size120/60 ZR17 55W
Rear tire size160/60 ZR17 69W
Front brakes2 discs, 300mm, 4-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 240mm, 2-piston caliper - ZX400K

1 disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper - ZX400N

Front suspension41mm Telescopic Fork, 130mm Travel - ZX400K

41mm Telescopic Fork (adjustable preload and rebound damping), 120mm travel - ZX400N (1995+)

Rear suspensionPendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock (adjustable), stroke - 130 mm
Motorcycle length2075 mm - ZX400K

2070 mm - ZX400N

Motorcycle width700 mm - ZX400K

695 mm - ZX400N

Motorcycle height1170 mm - ZX400K

1175 mm - ZX400N

Wheelbase1440 mm - ZX400K

1430 mm - ZX400N

Saddle height780 mm
Minimum ground clearance120 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h4.7 sec.
Maximum speed180 km / h (with limiter)
Fuel tank capacity16.0 L - ZX400K

17.0 L - ZX400N

Motorcycle weight (dry)195 kg - ZX400K

197 kg - ZX400N