1992 Kawasaki ZXR400
Fun, but have a good chiropractor near by
One crash (oops).
Alternator coils melted.
Fun fun fun.
Shockingly fast little bike. No go below 8000rpm, followed by the most amazing acceleration and noise up to 15000rpm.
Razor sharp handling; remember this bike has a steeper steering angle than an R6. The bike will go round corners faster than you can imagine. I never got to it's limits on the road.
The most uncomfortable bike ever I think. The rear shock is rock hard, and the seat very thin. The riding position is bum up, head down and quite hard on your wrists. After 10 hours and 500 miles riding, I could hardly walk the next day.
It's bigger than every other 400, so if you are tall and want a 400 sports bike to start with it's ideal, but budget for a replacement shock.
Also very pretty, looks a lot like a ZX7R and can be mistaken for it due to the size of the 400. Voted as one of the top 100 most beautiful bikes ever (14th I think)
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th July, 2007