Kawasaki Zephyr 400: review, history, specs


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Class: classic

Production: 1989-2008

Models
Kawasaki Zephyr 400

(ZR400C)

(Japan)

1989-1995

Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

(ZR400-G1)

(Japan)

1996

Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

(ZR400-G2+)

(Japan)

1997-2008

Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Final Edition

(ZR400-G8FA)

(Japan)

2008

Kawasaki Zephyr 400 (ZR400-C)
Kawasaki Zephyr χ (ZR400-G1)
Kawasaki Zephyr χ (ZR400-G2+)
Kawasaki Zephyr χ Final Edition (ZR400-G8FA)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1989 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 400

Code: ZR400-C1

1990 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 400

Code: ZR400-C2

1991 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 400

Code: ZR400-C3

1992 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 400

Code: ZR400-C4

1993 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 400

Code: ZR400-C5

1994 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 400

Code: ZR400-C6

1995 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 400

Code: ZR400-C7

1996 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G1

1997 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G2

1998 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G3

2000 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G4

2001 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G5

2002 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G6

2003 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G7

2004 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G8

2005 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G9

2006 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G6F

2007 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ)

Code: ZR400-G7F

2008 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr X (Zephyr χ) + Final Edition

Code: ZR400-G8F + ZR400-G8FA

Specifications

Kawasaki Zephyr 400: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2100 mm / 82,7 in – ZR400-C, ZR400-G1

2085 mm / 82,1 in – ZR400-G2+

Overall width 755 mm / 29,7 in – ZR400-C, ZR400-G1

745 mm / 29,3 in – ZR400-G2+

Overall height 1100 mm / 43,3 in
Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56,7 in

1450 mm / 57,1 in – ZR400-G1

Ground clearance 120 mm / 4,7 in
Seat height 770 mm / 30,3 in – ZR400-C, ZR400-G1

775 mm / 30,5 in – ZR400-G2+

Dry weight 177 kg / 390 lbs – ZR400-C1-C4

181 kg / 399 lbs – ZR400-C5+

185 kg / 408 lbs – ZR400-G1

183 kg / 403 lbs – ZR400-G2+

Curb (wet) weight 198 kg / 436 lbs – ZR400-C1-C4

202 kg / 445 lbs – ZR400-C5+

207 kg / 456 lbs – ZR400-G1

205 kg / 452 lbs – ZR400-G2+

FRAME Type Tubular, double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel 39 mm telescopic fork – ZR400-C, ZR400-G1

41 mm telescopic fork – ZR400-G2+

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock
Front tire size 110/80-17 (57H) – ZR400-C, ZR400-G1

120/70ZR17 (58W) – ZR400-G2+

Rear tire size 140/70-18 (67H) – ZR400-C, ZR400-G1

150/70ZR17 (69W) – ZR400-G2+

Front brake Double disc, 300 mm, 2-piston calipers – ZR400-C, ZR400-G1

Double disc, 300 mm, 4-piston calipers – ZR400-G2+

Rear brake Single disc, 240 mm, 2-piston caliper – ZR400-C1-C4

Single disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper – ZR400-C5+

Fuel capacity 15,0 l / 3,96 US gal (reserve – 3,0 l)
Trail 104 mm / 4,1 in – ZR400-C, ZR400-G1

102 mm / 4,0 in – ZR400-G2+

Fuel economy 2,63 l / 100 km (60 km/h) – ZR400-C

2,50 l / 100 km (60 km/h) – ZR400-G

ENGINE Type Air-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4 cylinders in-line
Bore & Stroke 55,0 x 42,0 mm
Displacement 399 cm³ (24,3 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.7:1 – ZR400-C

10.3:1 – ZR400-G

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder – ZR400-C

Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder – ZR400-G

Max. power 46 hp (33,8 kW) / 11000 rpm – ZR400-C

53 hp (39 kW) / 11000 rpm – ZR400-G1-G4

53 hp (39 kW) / 11500 rpm – ZR400-G5+

Max. torque 30 Nm (3,1 kg*m) / 10500 rpm – ZR400-C

35 Nm (3,6 kg*m) / 9500 rpm – ZR400-G1-G4

35 Nm (3,6 kg*m) / 9000 rpm – ZR400-G5+

0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)
Top speed
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVK30
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 3.277
Final reduction
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.571

1.777

1.380

1.125

0.961

0.851

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC
Battery capacity 12V-10 Ah

Images

Kawasaki Zephyr 400: images, gallery.

Kawasaki Zephyr 400 (ZR400-C)
Kawasaki Zephyr 400 / Zephyr χ (ZR400-G2+)
Kawasaki Zephyr 400 / Zephyr χ (ZR400-G2+)

Videos

Kawasaki Zephyr 400: video.

2008 Kawasaki ZEPHYR400X