Welcome to NESR! Most features of this site require registration, including replying to threads, sending private messages, starting new threads, and uploading files. Click here to register.

Results 1 to 18 of 18

2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

  1. #1
    Resident N00b RocketPunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Captial Region, NY
    Posts
    501

    2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400


    Kawasaki unveil new-for-2018 Ninja 400 | MCN

    New 399cc p-twin, 41mm forks, 310mm rotor, 370lbs wet, slipper clutch.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  2. #2
    Member Johnpewpew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Chicopee, MA
    Posts
    240

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    I like this.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    2016 triumph street triple R
    "A Journey must begin with one step"

  3. #3
    Senior Member capitalcrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Albany NY
    Posts
    745

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    Ready for a bunch of cheap used 300s lol

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  4. #4
    What's updog? curiouser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Manchester, NH
    Posts
    367

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    Looks great! I'm loving these awesome small displacement bikes lately; although I keep hoping someone will ship a 400cc I4 to these shores, unlikely as it may be.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    2004 SV650S

  5. #5
    Member Johnpewpew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Chicopee, MA
    Posts
    240

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    Quote Originally Posted by curiouser View Post
    Looks great! I'm loving these awesome small displacement bikes lately; although I keep hoping someone will ship a 400cc I4 to these shores, unlikely as it may be.
    Yeah with all these very nice small displacement bikes there hasn't been a better time to get into motorcycle riding

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    2016 triumph street triple R
    "A Journey must begin with one step"

  6. #6
    no can kneedown feralchimp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Somerville MA
    Age
    43
    Posts
    715

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    I wish they'd ship a "cup" variant.
    Also, start the countdown to Yamaha releasing an R4.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Jared
    701 E/SM, Hyperstrada 821

  7. #7
    Soul Rider Paul_E_D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    western, MA
    Age
    50
    Posts
    14,451

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    Ok, this is the one category that a cc/HP war makes no sense. STOP already. you're messing up the whole clubracing scene.

    2 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Paul_E_D


  8. #8
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    14,019

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    I wanna see the nekkid version.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  9. #9
    Resident N00b RocketPunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Captial Region, NY
    Posts
    501

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Ok, this is the one category that a cc/HP war makes no sense. STOP already. you're messing up the whole clubracing scene.
    Well the cbr500r is in the WSBK 300 class, and I am certain the new 400 will be homolgated for 2018 also.

    Maybe club racing should adopt the same FIM homologation of "Euro A2" bike and includes (with amendments) the 500r and the new 400 in some way? 😉

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  10. #10
    Member Zolden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NJ/NY
    Posts
    231

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    This looks exciting, if the price is right. I've been considering a cheapie R3, Kawi 300 or RC390 if one came around for track only purposes after realizing a 1000cc v-twin has some limitations when starting out. But I'm sure the prices on those will be too enticing to want to buy one of these new!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    '19 Husqvarna FS450 Race
    2017 Aprilia Tuono Factory

  11. #11
    Lifetime Motorcyclist Woodcraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,293

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    I spoke to Wayne Rainey about this and they said it would be legal for their national 300 class. As such, we will likely follow suit.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  12. #12
    First name on the shit list.... SVRACER01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Farmington
    Age
    42
    Posts
    17,328

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodcraft View Post
    I spoke to Wayne Rainey about this and they said it would be legal for their national 300 class. As such, we will likely follow suit.
    holy name drop...

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    When I start my KTM in the morning, rules are broken. Its inevitable...
    01 SV650S (RC51 eater)/07 690SM /03 300EXC/14 XTZ1200
    TRACKS:Firebird/NHMS/VIR/Calabogie/California Speedway/NJMP/MMC/NYST/Palmer/Thompson/Club Motorsports

  13. #13
    Lifer Kurlon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterboro ME
    Age
    42
    Posts
    12,939

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodcraft View Post
    I spoke to Wayne Rainey about this and they said it would be legal for their national 300 class. As such, we will likely follow suit.
    I'm curious how this is going to be indexed into F300? Seems like a much more appropriate fit for 500SS to me.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    771 Racing -=- FaceBook
    Mistake - 1992 WR250ZD / 2000 LS650P / 2019 KTM 150SX / 2016 KTM 250XC

  14. #14
    Posting Freak Jewcati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    837

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodcraft View Post
    I spoke to Wayne Rainey about this and they said it would be legal for their national 300 class. As such, we will likely follow suit.
    When will woodcraft have the parts?!?!? 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  15. #15
    defining "budget tourer" ctbandit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Derby, CT
    Posts
    231

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    This
    Power 44.8bhp @ 10,000rpm
    Kerb weight 168kg

    ktm duke
    weighed 153 kg (338 lb) wet
    power 30.04 kW (40.29 hp) at 9,600 rpm,

    still want to ride the duke

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  16. #16
    Lifer loudbeard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Rehoboth MA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    4,434

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    Ah the Ninja 400. Clean as a whistle. Seems to be the most popular model. My favorite. Makes the Ninja 399 look like a Huffy bicycle.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    I went to MMI I know what Im doing here chief

  17. #17

  18. #18
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    14,019

    Re: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

    80mph is 6k in 6th by this video, for highway commutering reference.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •