Kawasaki Z400 LTD (1982-84)

The Kawasaki Z400 LTD motorcycle was produced between 1982-1984. It was fitted with a four-stroke, parallel twin-cylinder, SOHC engine with a capacity of 398cc. The bike had a maximum power output of 36 horsepower at 8500rpm and a maximum torque of 3.3 kgf-m at 7500rpm. It featured a 5-speed transmission and a belt drive.

The frame was made of a tubular double cradle and the bike had telescopic forks as the front suspension and dual shocks at the rear. It had a single disc brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear. The tyres were sized at 3.25-18 at the front and 130/90-16 at the rear. The bike weighed 170kg and had a fuel capacity of 12 litres (3.1 US gallons).

The Kawasaki Z400 LTD was primarily designed as a commuter bike and provided good fuel economy. It was popular for its smooth ride and low maintenance due to its belt-driven system. The bike’s engine delivered ample power for its size and was reliable. The bike was considered easy to control and comfortable for both new and experienced riders. Overall, it was a good choice for those looking for a reliable and comfortable commuter bike.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki Z 400LTD Belt Drive

Year: 1982 – 84

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: CDI
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: Belt
Frame: Tubular, double cradle
Front Suspension: Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension: Dual shocks
Front Brakes: Single disc
Rear Brakes: Drum
Front Tyre: 3.25-18
Rear Tyre: 130/90-16
Dry-Weight: 170 kg / 374.7 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 12 Litres / 3.1 US gal

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