Kawasaki ZXR400

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Kawasaki ZXR400
Zxr400l1blue.jpg
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Parent company Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Class Sport bike
Engine 398 cc (24.3 cu in) DOHC inline 4 16 Valve
Bore / stroke 57 mm × 39 mm (2.2 in × 1.5 in)
Compression ratio 12.1:1
Top speed 221 km/h (137 mph)[citation needed]
Power H model 45.6 kW (61.2 hp) @ 12500 r/min (rpm)[1]
L model 47.8 kW (64.1 hp) @ 13000 rpm [2]
Torque H model 39.2 N·m (28.9 lbf·ft) @ 10000 r/min (rpm)[1]
L model 36.3 N·m (26.8 lbf·ft) @ 12000 rpm [2]
Ignition type Battery and coil (transistorized)
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh, return shift
Frame type Tubular, diamond
Suspension Front Telescopic fork
Rear Swing arm (uni-trak)
Brakes Front Dual discs
Rear Single disc
Tires Front 120/60 VR17
Rear 160/60 VR17
Rake, trail 24°, 85 mm (3.3 in)
Wheelbase 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Dimensions L 1,995–2,035 mm (78.5–80.1 in)
W 700–705 mm (27.6–27.8 in)
H 1,125 mm (44.3 in)
Seat height 760–765 mm (29.9–30.1 in)
Weight H model 163 kg (359 lb),[1] L model 159 kg (351 lb) (dry)
H model 189 kg (417 lb), L model 185 kg (408 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 16 L (3.5 imp gal; 4.2 US gal)
Oil capacity 3.0 L (0.66 imp gal; 0.79 US gal)
Turning radius 3.2 m (10 ft)

The ZXR400 was a Kawasaki motorcycle introduced in 1988. It was one of the first and most popular of the 400 cubic centimetres (24 cu in) sport bikes that swept across Japan and later Europe in the 1990s. It was discontinued in 2003.[clarification needed] The H model was produced first, and was superseded by the L series in 1991. The L series had increased power output, but less torque,[2] and updated slimmer rear styling.

Models[edit]

1989 H1 Introduction model
1990 H2 Changes to swingarm, curved radiator replaced flat one, rest of bike unchanged
1991 L1 New Frame and Engine Changes. Fairing changes included single headlight unit
1992 L2
1993 L3
1994 L4 Limited edition ITOHAM Scheme[clarification needed]
1995 - 1999 L5
1999 L9 Modified engine internals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Kawasaki ZXR400H Workshop Manual, 1990
  2. ^ a b c zxr400world, "ZXR400 Technical specifications"