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Kawasaki VN 400 Classic

General moped information

ModelKawasaki VN 400 Classic
CategoryCustom / cruiser
Rating74.4 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes

Engine and transmission

Engine typeV2, four-stroke
Power33.00 HP (24.1 kW)) @ 8500 RPM
Top speed140.0 km/h (87.0 mph)
Fuel systemCarburettor. Keihin CVK 32 (with accelerating pump)
Fuel controlSOHC
Lubrication systemWet sump
Cooling systemLiquid
ClutchWet plates
Fuel consumption6.00 litres/100 km (16.7 km/l or 39.20 mpg)
Greenhouse gases139.2 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Exhaust systemDouble pipes

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame typeDouble Cradle
Front tyre dimensions130/90-16
Rear tyre dimensions140/90-16
Front brakesSingle disc. 2-piston calipers
Front brakes diameter300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakesExpanding brake (drum brake)
Rear brakes diameter180 mm (7.1 inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Dry weight233.0 kg (513.7 pounds)
Power/weight ratio0.1416 HP/kg
Seat height700 mm (27.6 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height1,130 mm (44.5 inches)
Overall length2,370 mm (93.3 inches)
Overall width930 mm (36.6 inches)
Ground clearance135 mm (5.3 inches)
Fuel capacity15.00 litres (3.96 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
Oil capacity2.70 litres (0.18 quarts)

Other specifications

CommentsMade for Japanese market, due to limitation to 400. There was never sold outside Japan. Looks identical to the Kawasaki VN 800 Classic.
Modifications compared to previous modelLooks identical to the Kawasaki VN 800 Classic.
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