Ride safe & have a blast... Congratulations! But like the Ninja 300 that preceded it, this new Ninja model possesses much more than high performance. My question is, in your expert opinion, should I start with the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 or the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400? 3. Closest rival Yamaha R3 was relaunched in India for INR 3.48 lakh while Ninja 400 made it to India for INR 4.69 lakh. At the bottom of the list for 2020 is the base Ninja 400 in Pearl Blizzard White for $4,999 or $5,299 with ABS. I've been driving a manual car since I was a teenager and as a general rule: Just shift when it feels right, I wasted a lot of time worrying about what gear I was in when I first started. As far as your riding is concerned, don't worry about pushing yourself too hard while you find your self-confidence as a rider. 25 4K 2 mo ago. Otherwise there's a decent chance you'll drop and damage your nice new motorcycle. The above statement should come as no surprise to anyone who has spent more than five minutes on a Kawasaki Ninja 300, the bike now unceremoniously booted into history by the all-new, 2018 Ninja 400. Big, big, fun. Its top speed comes up in about 12 seconds. I have developed a dislike of the type of swingarms like the one this motorcycle have. It’s just something to keep in mind, stay safe, and have a blast learning! Any advice? Compare the Ninja 300 Vs Ninja 400 on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2020. Ninja 400 Riders Forum Since 2017 A forum community dedicated to Kawasaki Ninja 400 motorcycle owners and enthusiasts. The actual displacement that is ideal for a starter is pretty arbitrary, this is just a business trying to bring more options/variety to consumers. The base 2020 Ninja 400 comes as ABS and non-ABS variants. The Ninja 400 truly rips and its budget-conscious suspension does an amazing job of keeping the bike stuck to the track. Yeah I don't bother downshifting into first either unless I'm pretty much stopped. I much prefer the cast aluminium type that's on the ninja 650. More cartridge options. You will find that many of the larger sportbikes with high revving engines can do 60+MPH in 2nd or 3rd gear at high RPMs, not that you should be doing that yet. Q. I want a sports bike of a reliable company. No. I've barely driven on the street at all. Yeah, just listen to the bike. 75 16K 19 d ago. Note also how the Ninja keeps pace or exceeds the 373cc Single of KTM’s RC390. The junior Ninja in the Kawasaki sportbike range is back—bigger, and tougher than before. My CB500F doesn't really like me down shifting into first unless I am practically stopped. Photo by Spurgeon Dunbar. Below is the information on the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja® 400 . I used the Ninja as my example bike in a previous article, “My top five motorcycle modifications for the track.” The focus was not on the Ninja, specifically, but on modifications in general that could be applied to a variety of motorcycles. Looks really sharp. The Ninja 400’s all-new 399 cc engine delivers a balance of performance and controllability. Congrats on the bike! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the motorcycles community. It's just how it's geared. Hence why I'm buying a Z900 this weekend lol. That could be a general rule I guess. Engine: 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, supercharged But I am looking out for that stuff and I slow down, like I would in a car. The big ticket item is a slip-on exhaust and we’re hoping for an Arrow muffler at this point in time, as they are usually road legal, great quality and not obnoxiously loud. Everything else on the bike have some real nice curves and lines. 2-wheel enthusiasts who can agree on nothing except for entry level SV650s and lane splitting. I'll mostly ride in town with the occasional highway. Kawasaki has unleashed 2021 Ninja 400 with a top speed of 105 mph. 25 4K ... Top Contributors this Month View All J. Joker81 7 Replies. Little bikes are fun. The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 sees no new updates over the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 400 and 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 400 KRT Edition. But should I let my turn signal blink for three seconds or four before making a lane change? This a Euro A2 bike, so I predict around duke 390 pricing but definitely lower than honda 500r. How do you like the CB500F? Press J to jump to the feed. It depends. Our talk with Shaun Hutchinson. I bet in another five years someone's going to hit reset and come out with a new cheap 250cc "starter bike" and we get to do this all over again. Thus the usual advice to start with a used bike. Every bike is geared differently based on type (cruiser/sporty/DP, etc) and engine setup. Just like in a car the higher you rev it the more wear it puts on the engine. As emissions regs tighten, they have to increase displacement to make up for power losses. So of course someone of that age prefers a bike that's closer to the 47hp limit. I’m also super new. I’ve been practicing doing figure-8’s, quickstops, and turning from a stop all in my very tiny Los Angeles apartment parking lot since Monday afternoon. Bikes like an R1 or S1000RR can do 70 mph in first or second gear, they have the horsepower and torque to overcome long gearing, bikes like my old RC390 have incredibly short gearing because they lack the torque to wind up longer gears. Come join the discussion about performance, modifications, classifieds, maintenance, troubleshooting, and more! FS, FT, WTB: For anything and everything NON-CRUZE related. It will come, just be patient. At 362 pounds, the new Ninja 400 is nearly 20 pounds lighter than the Ninja 300. I'm only 5' 7", 145lb so my concern isn't only just the power, it's also the fit but I believe the 400 should fit perfectly and 650 would still be okay. Shift at 10500 rpm for the max on the power curve hope your enjoying yourself ride safe! Where I live, Sunday mornings, after the sun is up, the roads are very empty. Good to see you're taking the reasonable route with a Ninja 400 over an inline-4 super-sport. I don't understand why you're getting downvoted. Sounds like you’re a granny shifter though if you truly abide by your rule, or perhaps your car is different I dunno. But that would happen in my RX-8 too. What I find, is I am a very patient driver as is and keep that mentality on my motorcycle. The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 holds no punches in its compact, beginner friendly, and surprisingly powerful form. I wanted to get Ninja ZX-6R but thts too expensive and now I am left with Ninja 400 and Ninja 650.The handel bars are high on Ninja … A Ninja 400 like yours redlines at 11k RPM, so she will be very happy riding around between 3,500-6,000 RPM at speed without issue. Yamaha R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 400: 2018 Ninja 400 was one among those dream machines of Indian fans that missed the limelight of Auto Expo 2018. 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 Abs Motorcycles For Sale: 135 Motorcycles - Find 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 Abs Motorcycles on Cycle Trader. 75 16K 19 d ago. 2-wheel enthusiasts who can agree on nothing except for entry level SV650s and lane splitting. Yea, every bike is different. Ninja 400 General Discussion Forum Please post any Kawasaki Ninja 400 related questions that do not fit another category in this section. There are plenty of times cars will do what cars do and change lanes in front of me, etc. I'm a new motorcycles. I think this is also due to the Europe market, where A2, the license for 18 to 21 years old, limits power to 47hp. A Ninja 400 like yours redlines at 11k RPM, so she will be very happy riding around between 3,500-6,000 RPM at speed without issue. That’s right sports fans, three hundred ponies, and it turned in a top speed of 209.442 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The dominance of the Ninja 400’s engine (dark green trace) is evident in this horsepower chart, dwarfing its 300cc competition and revving to a top-end pull that even surpasses the output of Honda’s 471cc CBR500R. MOTOWISH / Posts tagged "Ninja 400 Top Speed" รีวิว New Kawasaki Ninja 400 : 2018 มีดีมากกว่าที่ตาเห็น ช่วงล่างจัดเต็มพิกัดความแรง On a motorcycle it is the same. Watch Twist of the Wrist! In these KRT racing colours the Ninja 400 costs £5349. For a small bike like the 400, I would rev the gears out to something like 10k rpm when accelerating but would keep it at around 6k or lower when cruising. Meanwhile in the 600cc+ world it goes like this. I took a motorcycle safety training class 2 weeks ago, then bought my Ninja 400 last Sunday afternoon. Ninja 400 Future Mods Along with the mods/accessories we’ve already listed, we’ve got a long wish list of things we’d really like to add on this long termer. Trending. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, SoCal '05 FZ1 | '13 FZ6R | '97 CBR600 F3 | '09 Ninja250. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the motorcycles community. The Ninja 400 at NJMP for further testing. I got into 3rd gear going 25-30 mph, changed some lanes and made some cool right/left turns at intersections. HERE'S Kawasaki's Ninja 400 hitting an indicated 191kph - that's 121mph - in a top speed run by Thai magazine Over Ride. I tend to usually only go half way up my tach and change gears... except when I'm having fun. Every bike is gonna be totally different. I have the same complaint, I love small bikes but hate the soggy teabag suspension that every one of them is cursed with. The wind will also get you as you start going faster and faster. The Ninja 400 has a top speed of a whisker over 100 MPH and can do 0-60 mph in 4.14 seconds. 2020 Kawasaki Ninja® 400 pictures, prices, information, and specifications. Clad in sharp new Ninja styling, the new Ninja 400 SE ABS delivers greater performance than its predecessor care of all-new engine and chassis that are more powerful and significantly lighter. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers. You will find that many of the larger sportbikes with high revving engines can do 60+MPH in 2nd or 3rd gear at high RPMs, not that you should be doing that yet. grabbing a fist full of front brake when leaned over through a corner). Tbh, no one expects the suspension are not completely crap in this price point bikes. There is no “general rule” and even for cars that seems way outdated. I’m feeling good! From what you've said I think you're doing a good job taking it slow and learning the bike's behavior and how to ride, now work your way up through and once you feel comfortable at higher speeds you can work out what gears you prefer for what speeds. S. SwampDaddy 6 Replies. This section is for Buying or Selling the Kawasaki Ninja 400 vehicle as a whole! Most of its power and torque are concentrated at the top end and thus you will need to work your way for the top speed run. Either one would make a good first bike, if you've already mastered the basics of riding. Typically between 2-3k is when I am downshifting into the lower gear, first gear is just what gets me and throws the bike forward if I don't do it at a slow enough speed. Went from 14 miles in the parking lot to 14 - 16 = 30 miles tonight. It is their first motorcycle. I would recommend avoiding riding at dawn and dusk. It gets getting used to, always keep your head up and looking around. Yup, I bought a bike without a gear indicator and was really worried at the start.Not a problem at all, though. Coming from an XR650L, it'll be faster but I'm cross-shopping the CB500 and a Ninja 650(or similar). If you would like to get a quote on a new 2020 Kawasaki Ninja® 400 use our Build Your Own tool, or Compare this bike to other Sport motorcycles. Get a free Price Quote from your local motorcycle dealers. It does get getting used to, I own a manual Mazda RX-8, so I come from that view too. As for your question, I have learned the same when I was being taught on a manual car but even for that it varied from car to car. Also, please, ride with all of your gear. I'm thinking of getting once, but worried it won't have enough power for me to enjoy for awhile. You have to go up to the 900 before you see quality s & b now. Looking forward to building up the courage and skill to drive during dawn/dusk, opposed to 3am riding. So now "starter bikes" are going to be 400cc-class? As far as the gearing, more powerful bikes typically have a little longer gearing. Went to the DMV yesterday/Tuesday morning, passed the written test and now that I am insured, registered and licensed, I decided to take it onto the streets at 3am when there are less cars. But the long square pipe shape of the swingarm ruins the aesthetics; for me anyway. I also experienced going over a circle sewer man-hole thing and going up hill for the first time. Lighter frame, but I'm still seeing cheap suspension and brakes. Is this the new benchmark in the junior supersport segment? Very fun, but also slightly terrifying. 1.0m members in the motorcycles community. Very wise choice. It varies by bike. It's more about euro4 regs. It's the beauty of a manual transmission. If I was looking for a low displacement sport focused bike, I would happily put my money towards one of these green machines. Press J to jump to the feed. The engine will scream at you if you don't shift when you're supposed to. Your visibility is much worse, which means your reaction time must be quick and precise to react to road hazards, not to mention other users aren’t going to see you as well. It will probably save your life at some point. Maximum torque 38 N•m {3.9 kgf•m} / 8,000 rpm Maximum power 33.4 kW {45 PS} / 10,000 rpm CO2 emission 100 g/km Transmission 6-speed, return Clutch Upcoming 2020 Honda CT125 specs, release date, and price. The new engine offers increased performance at all rpm compared to its predecessor, with good power feeling. That’s £50 more than Yamaha’s YZF-R3, £150 more than a KTM RC390 but £300 less than Honda’s CBR500R.Such small differences are easily countered by a bit of haggling or a favourable finance deal, meaning your choice can be purely about the bike or proximity of a dealer you trust. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, NY 14Grom,06CBR600RR,05SV650S(Race),01GZ250 Sidecar. Just be patient, you'll have less of a chance of having a heart attack in life too. The more videos I watch, the more I realize how some bikers just get so butt-hurt about this stuff and cause more issues by zooming into/past the cars and flicking them off. Smooth, predictable response contributes to an easy-to-control engine character. It takes time to re-write your brain into responding correctly to certain situation (i.e. 12.8K posts 2.2M views Pretty strong bet. I am from Chicago, so I have a ton of traffic to worry about too. Hi, All: My friend recently bought a Ninja, and I was wondering what sorts of cheap things would be nice for a new rider. These are the worst time for visibility, your own, and other road users being able to see you. 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 prototype spied for the first time. 110 votes, 296 comments. if it's the 2017 ninja 650 don't bother with the 400-not even in the same ballpark.suspension,brakes,power,handling so much better and it's not that much heavier.my wife just got one and we are very impressed with the bike.she has gone the n-250,n-300,r3 route and said she could have started riding on the ninja 650 and never grown out of it. Even on your own bike, you'll find that you'll swap from 1st to 2nd at different RPMs just depending on whether you need to accelerate a bit faster, or you just want a smoother ride. If you want to get to speed fast you’d probably hang onto the lower gear at higher rpm for a little longer, but if you’re just cruising you obviously don’t want to stay on a gear at like 4K+ RPM or something like that. At least now it's a 41mm fork. 2-wheel enthusiasts who can agree on nothing except for entry level SV650s and … New rider here. C. ccm4miller 6 Replies. I've had my license for a few years now, but bought my first bike about a month and half ago. But that's just the way I ride, you can make the bike scream or keep it low and save fuel, all up to you. Kawasaki has unleashed 2021 Ninja 400 with a top speed of 105 mph. Other. It sucks when I ride into work, always having to bring clothes to change into, but I know I will be able to walk away from probably anything that is to happen to me on the streets. I would suggest being super careful at night. Not bad for a 400. It's great. Edit: ElderFormori has a more in-depth answer though. 500's already exist as decent starter bikes :D. So do people buy sub 600cc sportbikes as starter bikes because they can't handle the weight of the bike or is it because they didn't quite realize you can ease a throttle and its not just an on/off switch? Would've got this instead of a 300 for absolute certain. You'll get to know your bike and before long, just like in a car you'll be going by the sound & vibration without even looking @ your cluster. I went 70 mph for the first time last week and it was super fun, but I have to get used to the wind. The supersport arrives with a six-speed transmission with a close-ratio gear pattern and a slipper clutch. Plus if you ride in areas with animals about, this is the time they like to run into you. Gotten a solid 14 miles on it while staying confined to my parking lot. Read more about the Ninja 400 here. 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