Ninja H2 SX SE/SX
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