Ninja H2 SX SE/SX

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The new Ninja 400 gets an all-new en­gine and chas­sis shav­ing off 8kg of mass, and now sports a 399cc mill that de­liv­ers a de­cent 44.8bhp

It also gets a new As­sist & Slip­per clutch, mean­ing much-re­duced pres­sure at the lever for light work in town, and greater con­trol when com­ing down hard through the ’box.

The chas­sis is claimed to offer im­proved sta­bil­ity and ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity, par­tially thanks to the stiffer, non-ad­justable 41mm (pre­vi­ously 37mm) fork. The new brakes boast the lat­est ABS unit from Nissin, clamp­ing down on a 310mm semi-float­ing disc, while the wheels are star-pat­tern 5-spoke items sim­i­lar to the Ninja 650’s. The seat height of just 786mm (now 30mm nar­rower, too) should put the Ninja within reach of most riders.

The 14-litre fuel tank is claimed to de­liver over 210 miles of range, and the rider is cos­seted be­hind larger-vol­ume body­work for some real-world prac­ti­cal­ity.

The head­lamps are now LED, each fea­tur­ing low and high beams, as well as an LED po­si­tion lamp. The in­stru­ment clus­ter (be­low) comes from the Ninja 650, con­tribut­ing to the high-grade feel of the over­all pack­age. The 400 is back at last!

‘It’s a classy pack­age. The 400 sports­bike is back at last!’

A new level of class for a 400cc bike

O Power 44.8bhp @ 10,000rpm O Weight 168kg O Seat height 785mm

Big bike style, small bike prac­ti­cal­ity

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