Kawasaki Ninja 400 vs. 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 – Spec comparison

Kawasaki Ninja 400 is a dream bike for Indian fans, while Yamaha is closely competing with its Yamaha YZF-R3. The ex-showroom price of Ninja 400 and YZF-R3 is reported for Rs.4.69 lakh and Rs.3.48 lakhs respectively.



Kawasaki Ninja 400 vs. Yamaha YFZ-R3

Engine performance

Yamaha R3 is powered by 321 cc, twin cylinder engine making 42 horsepower at 10750 rpm and 29.6 nm at 9000 rpm. The bike has 6 speed gearbox and weighs 173 kilograms.


On the other hand, Kawasaki’s Ninja 400 is packed with 399 cc twin cylinder engine producing 45 HP at 10000 rpm and 38 nm at 8000. It weighs equally good at 173 kilograms.


 Ninja 400YZF-R3
Length2020 mm2090 mm
Width710 mm720 mm
Height1120 mm1135 mm
Wheelbase1370 mm1380 mm
Ground Clearance140 mm160 mm
Seat Height785 mm780 mm
Kerb Weight173 kg173 kg
Fuel Tank14 litres14 litres

Brakes and suspension

 Ninja 400YZF-R3
Brakes (F)310 mm Single Disc298 mm Single Disc
Brakes (R)220 mm Single Disc220 mm Single Disc
Suspension (F)Conventional ForksConventional Forks
Suspension (R)Adjustable MonoshockAdjustable Monoshock
ABS2-Channel ABS2-Channel ABS

Frame and Tyres

 Ninja 400YZF-R3
Front Tyre110/70-R17110/70-R17
Rear Tyre150/60-R17140/70-R17


 Ninja 400YZF-R3
Front BrakeDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDiscDisc
Wheel TypeAlloyAlloy
StartingSelf Start OnlySelf Start Only
Fuel Capacity14 L14 L
Engine TypeParallel Twin, 4-stroke, DOHCIn line 2-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 8-Valves, DOHC
Displacement399 cc321 cc
Maximum SpeedNA188 kmph
Gear Box6-Speed6-Speed
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol

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