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Kawasaki VN 400 Classic similar models

Kawasaki VN 400 Classic Specs

The Kawasaki VN 400 Classic model is a Custom / cruiser bike manufactured by Kawasaki . In this version sold from year 1996 , the dry weight is 233.0 kg (513.7 pounds) and it is equiped with a V2, four-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 33.00 HP (24.1 kW) @ 8500 RPM and a maximum torque of 32.00 Nm (3.3 kgf-m or 23.6 ft.lbs) @ 4500 RPM . With this drive-train, the Kawasaki VN 400 Classic is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of 140.0 km/h (87.0 mph) . Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Kawasaki VN 400 Classic have a Double Cradle frame with front suspension being Telescopic fork and in the rear suspension it is equiped with Swing arm - Monoshock . Stock tire sizes are 130/90-16 on the front, and 140/90-16 on the rear. As for stopping power, the Kawasaki VN 400 Classic braking system includes Single disc. 2-piston calipers size 300 mm (11.8 inches) at the front and Expanding brake (drum brake) size 180 mm (7.1 inches) at the rear. 

Kawasaki VN 400 Classic General Information

Brand Kawasaki 
Model Kawasaki VN 400 Classic 
Year 1996 
Year 1996 
Category Custom / cruiser 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)  

Kawasaki VN 400 Classic Dimensions, Aerodynamics and weight

Frame type Double Cradle 
Seat details  
Wheelbase 1,605 mm (63.2 inches) 
Length 2,370 mm (93.3 inches) 
Width 930 mm (36.6 inches) 
Height 1,130 mm (44.5 inches) 
Seat Height 700 mm (27.6 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. 
Alternate Seat Height  
Ground Clearance 135 mm (5.3 inches) 
Trail size  
Wheels details  
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions 130/90-16 
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions 140/90-16 
Front brakes Single disc. 2-piston calipers 
Rear brakes Expanding brake (drum brake) 
Front Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions 300 mm (11.8 inches) 
Rear Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions 180 mm (7.1 inches) 
Curb Weight (including fluids)  
Dry Weight 233.0 kg (513.7 pounds) 
Front Percentage of Weight  
Rear Percentage of Weight  
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 0.1416 HP/kg 
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.00 litres (3.96 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity 4.00 litres (1.06 gallons) 
Carrying Details and Capacity  
Front Suspension Telescopic fork 
Front Suspension Travel  
Rear Suspension Swing arm - Monoshock 
Rear Suspension Travel  

Kawasaki VN 400 Classic Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders V2, four-stroke 
Engine details  
Fuel system Carburettor. Keihin CVK 32 (with accelerating pump) 
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity 399.00 ccm (24.35 cubic inches) 
Bore x Stroke 62.0 x 66.2 mm (2.4 x 2.6 inches) 
Compression Ratio 9.8:1 
Number of valves per cylinder
Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration SOHC 
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower 33.00 HP (24.1 kW) @ 8500 RPM 
Maximum torque 32.00 Nm (3.3 kgf-m or 23.6 ft.lbs) @ 4500 RPM 
Engine Maximum RPM  
Cooling system Liquid 
Lubrication system Wet sump 
Engine oil capacity 2.70 litres (0.18 quarts) 
Exhaust system Double pipes 
Gearbox 5-speed 
Transmission type, final drive ratio Chain 
Clutch type Wet plates 
Driveline  

Kawasaki VN 400 Classic Performance

Top Speed 140.0 km/h (87.0 mph) 
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph)  
Acceleration 0 to 400m (1/4 mile)  
Recuperation 60 to 140 km/h in highest gear  
Fuel Consumption - MPG - Economy - Efficiency 6.00 litres/100 km (16.7 km/l or 39.20 mpg) 
CO2 emissions 139.2 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission) 
Emissions  

Kawasaki VN 400 Classic Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type CDA 
Electrical Details  
Starter Type Electric 
Instruments  
Lights