Kawasaki Z400 (1977-79)

The Kawasaki Z400 (1977-79) is a four-stroke, parallel twin-cylinder motorcycle with a SOHC and two valves per cylinder. The engine has a capacity of 398 cc and a compression ratio of 9.4:1. It features Keihin CV32 carburetors, battery and coil ignition, and electric/kick starting. It produces a maximum power output of 36 hp at 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 3.3 kgf-m at 7500 rpm. The bike has a five-speed transmission, a chain final drive, and a tubular double cradle frame. Its front suspension is a telescopic fork, while the rear suspension is a swing arm. The front brake is a single 226mm disc and the rear brake is a 180mm drum. The bike has a ground clearance of 125mm, a dry weight of 175kg, and a fuel capacity of 14 litres, with an average consumption of 56 mpg. It can hit a top speed of 94 mph and can travel the standing quarter-mile in 15.4 seconds.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki Z 400

Year: 1977 – 79

Engine: Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, SOHC, 2 Valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 398 cc / 24.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 64 62 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump
Induction: 2x Keihin CV32 6caburetor
Ignition: Battery & coil
Starting: Electric & kick
Max Power: 36 hp / 26.8 kW @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque: 3.3 kgf-m / 23.8 lb-ft @ 7500 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Tubular, double cradle
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension: Swing arm
Front Brakes: Single 226mm disc
Rear Brakes: 180mm Drum
Front Tyre: 3.25 – S18 4PR
Rear Tyre: 3.50 – SIB 4PR
Rake: 27 degrees
Trail: 104 mm / 4.1 in
Dimensions: Length 2080 mm / 81.9 in Width 775 mm / 30.5 in Length 1050 mm / 41.3 in
Wheelbase: 1370 mm / 53.9 In
Ground Clearance: 125 mm / 4.9 in
Dry Weight: 175 kg / 386 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 14 Litres / 3.6 US gal
Consumption Average: 56 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 15.4 sec
Top Speed: 94 mp/h

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