Naming a motorcycle is an important part of its identity. It gives us an idea of what it is meant for and it establishes a distinction among various motorcycles. Honda uses CBR and CB to separate their track oriented faired sportbikes from the naked ones. Yamaha achieves the same through their YZF and FZ lineup. Every manufacturer does it to highlight the diversity in their lineup.
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Kawasaki is another bike maker that has motorcycles in a wide variety of segments, from sportbikes to cruisers and from standards to sport-tourers. Their ZZR lineup represents their sport-tourers and the biggest and the fastest of them all is the Ninja ZX-14R, known as the ZZR 1400 in certain European markets like the UK. Naturally, though, it did not start there and the ZZR has had sportbikes from as low as 250cc. We came face to face with a 400. We were fortunate enough to locate one through OLX and tell this story. Perhaps you too can try your luck if you are looking for a motorcycle like this one.
The ZZR 400 is a sportbike with a 398cc inline 4 DOHC liquid cooled engine and produced 53BHP of maximum power at 11,000 RPM and 37NM of torque at 9,000 RPM. It was introduced in 1990 and remained in production till the early 2000s. It had conventional telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. Braking duties were done by double disc at the front and a single disc at the back. At the 197 kg dry, it was definitely not a light weight motorcycle.
By today’s standards, the ZZR 400 looks pretty outdated with rounded looks and little attention to aerodynamics. However, this motorcycle compels us to think and contemplate of how good it would be to have it in production today with updated looks, engine and the chassis and suspension. The performance from 398cc inline 4 engine should be absolutely satisfying in all possible riding conditions. We fear that modern motorcycles like the Ninja 300 and R3 with parallel twin engines are to serve the similar purpose and they are better motorcycles in almost every way. But their engines, without a doubt, leave a lot to be desired as far as the attitude is concerned.
Riding the ZZR 400 made few things clear – it did not have the handling prowess of today’s Quarter Litre motorcycles, but at the same time, the sound and the feel of its inline 4 engine is quite unmatchable. And we would love to see experience the same once again.
We Sincerely thank Mr. Amandeep Singh for taking out his time and letting us ride his motorcycle.
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We advice you to check all the necessary papers and take a test ride before finalizing the deal.