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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Inline-our Supersport Launch Date Revealed In Indonesia

Modified On Sep 26, 2022 05:06 PM By Ishan Lee

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The mental supersport could make as much power as the Ninja 650

After months of speculation over the expected launch of the Kawasaki ZX-4R, a launch teaser released in Indonesia suggests the inline-four supersport could arrive on October 1. Much like the smaller ZX-25R, which was selectively sold across a few Asian markets, the ZX-4R too will be sold selectively before making its way to America and Europe.

A recently leaked VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) document suggested the ZX-4R will be retailed in two variants - ‘PP’ and ‘SP’.  We are expecting the ‘PP’ variant to be the base model and the ‘SP’ to be the higher-spec variant with ABS. The document also revealed the supersport will feature a 399cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder motor. The expected power is somewhere around 70PS, for context, the ZX-4R will make 2PS more than a Ninja 650.

The upcoming ZX-4R could also feature hardware like fully adjustable suspension at either end and premium braking hardware from Brembo. As for electronic aids, we could expect the routine – traction control, ride modes and cornering ABS as standard.

Unfortunately, though, we are not resting our hopes on getting this mental sub-500cc supersport in India. Why? Kawasaki did not retail the ZX-25R either, and we feel the ZX-4R will be no different. Here’s another reason why. The Ninja 400, although a great motorcycle, gets basic equipment compared to the competition. However, it’s retailing in India at Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom) because it’s a CBU (completely-built-up) unit, making it almost Rs 1.5 lakh more than the KTM RC390. Imagine how much more this would cost.

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