Kawasaki is set to launch a new motorcycle in the Ninja range, called the Ninja ZX-4R. This mid-weight, high-performance machine boasts a newly designed engine and frame, and will come in three variants: the base Ninja ZX-4R, Ninja ZX-4R SE and Ninja ZX-4RR. With a maximum output of 80 PS and a lightweight, compact chassis, the Ninja ZX-4R will offer superior cornering performance and acceleration. Equipped with a 399cc liquid-cooled 4-cylinder engine, the Ninja ZX-4R will also feature Kawasaki’s Ram Air system, high-tensile steel trellis frame, and advanced suspension. The motorcycle comes with a range of electronic rider aids, including integrated riding modes and a full-digital color LCD screen.
2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R key specifications
- 399cc in-line 4-cylinder
- Rev limit at 16,000 rpm
- 80 PS of power with RAM intake
- 77 PS otherwise
- 35.9 Nm @ 11,000 rpm
- 188 kg kerb weight
- 37mm Inverted SFF-BP Fork with Adjustable Preload and Top-out Springs
- 290 mm front twin discs
- 2 way Quick Shifter
- Traction control
- 2 power modes
- 4 riding modes
The Ninja ZX-4R will stand alone as the only full-fairing supersport in the 400cc class with a parallel 4-cylinder engine. It boasts the intimidating appearance and top-notch features that are synonymous with the Ninja ZX line and has further refined the thrilling exhaust note produced by its high-performance 4-cylinder engine.
The Ninja ZX-4R SE and ZX-4RR models come equipped with Showa’s advanced SFF-BP front fork, featuring a preload adjustment mechanism, while the rear boasts a horizontal back-link suspension system with progressive characteristics similar to the Ninja ZX-10R supersport model. This results in exceptional handling performance, characteristic of supersport models. The Ninja ZX-4RR variant even includes the same Showa BFRC-lite rear shock as the Ninja ZX-10R.
The new Ninja ZX-4R is equipped with a range of electronic rider assistance features, including riding modes that are linked to KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) and Power Modes. The rider can choose from four different modes: Sport, Road, Rain, and Rider (Manual) to suit their riding style and the conditions. The Ninja ZX-4R SE and Ninja ZX-4RR models also come with a dual-direction KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) which allows for seamless, clutchless shifting up or down.