market dynamics
How big is the gap between joint venture motorcycle imports?
Release date:2022.04.14

At the beginning of the month, Honda released CB400F, it is hard not to remind people of its rival kawasaki Z400 model, close to ten thousand yuan price difference, the option to you, how will you choose? Today we come to a plate, with 400CC twin cylinder, joint venture import gap why so big, nonsense not to say.

1. Appearance design

The Kawasaki Z400, based on the look of the family's flagship Z1000, has been redesigned with a distinctive, aggressive look. The Ninja400's bodywork gives it the sporty feel of a copycat. The APPEARANCE of CB400F is relatively low-key and introverted.


2. Motivation

The Ninja400 is powered by an in-line two-cylinder water-cooled four-stroke 390 CC engine, the same platform as the Ninja400 family, with 45.5 horsepower, 33.5kW /9600 and 37.2nm /8000 torque. The power of CB400F is similar to that of Honda CB400F, but the power output of Honda is more advanced. The actual displacement of CB400F is 399ml, the maximum power is 33KW, the maximum torque is 37N.m, and the power adjustment is biased to medium and high speed.

3. Model configuration

Z400 headlight modeling adopts classic family design elements, sharp edges. The whole car lighting system adopts LED light source, and the headlamp shape is designed by imitating biology, with the upturned rear of the car, fierce and sharp. The Ninja400's lighting design from the tank back to the rear is almost identical.

Vehicle instrument is still in use with the family model Z650 has used the style, sporty shape, the content is also clear and recognizable, analog speed and multi-functional LCD display, compared with the mainstream model has been equipped with TFT instrument, obviously some stingy.

The Ninja400 sports high-strength steel mesh frame is lightweight and weighs 167 kg. The seat height is the same as the Ninja400, and the fuel tank is 14 liters.

The Honda CB 400F has a wheelbase of 1416mm, a spare weight of 188kg, a seat height of 790mm and a fuel tank capacity of 16L.

In comparison, the kawasaki Z400 handlebar height is a little lower, so the Z400 sitting posture is a little more fighting, but not extreme, but also very comfortable, Honda CB400F handlebar position is higher, more upright posture, better comfort.

In terms of handling, the Z400's front suspension features a 41mm telescopic front fork and a Uni Trak multi-link preload with adjustable mid-mounted rear suspension. Braking, front and rear disc brake Nissin calipers, the front wheel adopts 310 mm floating disk one-way double piston calipers, rear wheel adopts 220 mm one-way double piston calipers, standard ABS braking system.

Overall, Honda CB400F and Kawasaki Z400 compared to the power aspect is not much different. The braking system uses Nissin calipers, and there is no obvious difference in the overall configuration.