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Why is Kawasaki Ninja 400 Discontinued in 2024? Know More!

Kawasaki India has discontinued the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and they have removed the bike from their website. They have replaced the Ninja 400 with the Kawasaki Ninja 500. Scroll down to learn more.

Edited By : Auto Desk | Updated: May 22, 2024 13:27 IST
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Kawasaki NInja 400 Discontinued

In India, Kawasaki India ultimately discontinued the Kawasaki Ninja 400 in May 2024. They have removed it from their website and the Ninja 400 is not available for sale anymore. 

However, this is not the first time this superbike has been discontinued. The first time it was discontinued was in April 2020. Though it was temporary, this was done to implement BS6 emissions norms. Ninja 400 was brought back after two years in 2022. 

This time, the Kawasaki Ninja 400 has finally been discontinued and delisted from the website of Kawasaki India. If you think they will bring up Ninja 400 yet again, no it will not happen. This is because Kawasaki India has replaced the Ninja 400 with Kawasaki Ninja 500. Discontinuation of the Kawasaki Ninja 400 (May 2024) was done just a few months after the Kawasaki Ninja 500 was launched in India in February 2024. 

Why was the Kawasaki Ninja 400 Discontinued?

One of the main reasons experts believe that Kawasaki India discontinued the Ninja 400 is its high price. The ex-showroom price of Kawasaki Ninja 400 was Rs. 5.19 lakh. 

The price was so high because it was imported as a CBU (Completely Built Unit). Import made the price higher and made it less competitive with its peers in the Indian superbike market. 

As the Indian market is highly price sensitive, Kawasaki Ninja 400 started losing market share to other competitors such as the KTM RC 390 and TVS Apache RR 310. 

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In comparison to the Ninja 400, the Ninja 300 is better positioned because of its price. You can buy it at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 3.32 lakhs, almost Rs. 2 lakhs less than the Ninja 400. This is one of the reasons why the Ninja 300 is still not discontinued despite being the predecessor of the Ninja 400. One of the main reasons why Kawasaki India has been able to keep a check on the price of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is by benefiting from local production. 

The discontinuation of the Kawasaki Ninja 400 is not a shocking event. Ever since its debut, the writing was on the wall. The rising price of the bike made it less competitive, leading to low sales. Experts believe this is the main reason why the Japanese manufacturer discontinued the Kawasaki Ninja 400

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Final Words

Kawasaki has replaced the Ninja 400 with a more powerful and premium superbike, the Kawasaki Ninja 500. They launched this new superbike in India in February 2024, just a few months before discontinuing the Kawasaki Ninja 400. Ninja 500 is now better positioned to compete as it promises the Indian bikers a more powerful superbike at the same price range as its predecessor, Ninja 400. While the Kawasaki Ninja 400 came for Rs. 5.19 lakh, the more powerful Kawasaki Ninja 500 is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 5.24 lakh. The Kawasaki Ninja 500 is well-positioned to give stiff competition to the Yamaha R3, Aprilia RS 457, KTM RC 390, and others. 

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First published on: May 22, 2024 01:27 PM IST

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