2022 Kawasaki Z400 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Kawasaki Z400

The 2022 Kawasaki Z400: An Aggressive but Approachable Naked Bike

 

Look, supernaked bikes aren’t exactly for beginners, but a high-quality naked bike can help you get into the segment, and Kawasaki wants to make it as easy as possible with the Z400. The 2022 version of this smallish streetfighter remains an aggressive little beast that still comes with enough safety features and rider aids to accommodate riders who eventually want to venture into supernaked territory.

Of course, Team Green isn’t the only Japanese motorcycle manufacturer making user-friendly nakeds. You’ve also got the Honda CB300R and the Yamaha MT-03—but some of the features on the Z400 give it the edge for riders who want to truly feel like they’re one with the bike.

For instance, you’ve got Kawasaki’s signature ergo-fit technology, which helps riders of many shapes and sizes fit the bike perfectly. That’s important for streetfighters, since the way you sit on the bike is critical for making the most of the performance it offers. Other features include an economical riding indicator, assist & slipper clutch, and an economical riding indicator.

For power, the Z400 uses a 399cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 8-valve parallel twin engine to produce 44.1 HP @ 9,830 rpm and 25.1 lb-ft of torque @ 8,250 rpm. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it is—this bike is essentially the naked version of the Ninja 400, and it has a similarly linear power delivery that makes riding smooth and fun.

It’s nice to see a high-quality naked bike in the 2022 lineup of Kawasaki motorcycles that’s still relatively friendly and affordable. The Z400 starts at $5,199 USD / $6,399 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Kawasaki Z400 in one place.

2022 Kawasaki Z400


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $5,199 USD / $6,399 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Aggressive streetfighter styling with ergo-fit technology
    • Assist & slipper clutch
    • Economical riding indicator
    • ABS

Main Specs

  • Engine: 399cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 8-valve parallel twin
  • Power: 44.1 HP @ 9,830 rpm
  • Torque: 25.1 lb-ft of torque @ 8,250 rpm
  • Curb Weight: 364 lbs (165 kg)
  • Seat Height: 30.9 in (785mm)

2022 Kawasaki Z400


2022 Kawasaki Z400 Specifications

From Kawasaki

ENGINE

Engine 399cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Power 44.1 Hp
Bore x Stroke 70.0 x 51.8mm
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
Fuel System DFI® with 32mm throttle bodies
Starter Electric
Lubrication

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain

CHASSIS

Suspension Front Telescopic fork/4.7 in
Suspension Rear Uni-Trak® swingarm/5.1 in
Brakes Front Single 310mm disc, ABS
Brakes Rear
Single 220mm disc, ABS
Tires Front 110/70-17M/C 54H
Tires Rear 150/60-17M/C 66H
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.7 gal
Color
Pearl Robotic White/Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray, Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black

ELECTRICAL

Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length 78.3 in
Overall Width 31.5 in
Overall Height 41.5 in
Wheelbase 53.9 in
Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Seat Height 30.9 in
Curb Weight 363.8 lb*

WARRANTY

Warranty 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24, or 36 months

2022 Kawasaki Z400


2022 Kawasaki Z400 Features

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart.
Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch.
When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.

Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider’s control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an “ECO” mark appears on the instrument panel’s LCD screen. By riding so that the “ECO” mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced.

While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the “ECO” mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.


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