2020 Kawasaki Z400 and Vulcan S colours revealed

 The popular lightweight Z400 naked bike and Vulcan S entry-level cruiser have just been shown in their 2020 colours for the first time.

Kawasaki 2020 Z400

Kawasaki’s Z family continues to impress, and the Refined Raw ethos is personified on the Z400 which has gained praise from newbie riders and experienced riders alike, as its fun, yet focused character becomes somewhat addictive. Available in a new scheme of metallic matte graphite gray / metallic spark black with a green frame and the carryover option of candy lime green / metallic spark black, the sharp and aggressive style, plus well proven 399cc parallel-twin engine enter the 2020 model as an appealing head-turning package.

2020 Z400 Specs


Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin

Compression ratio: 11.5:1

Valve system: DOHC, 8 valves

Bore x stroke: 70 x 51.8 mm

Displacement: 399 cm³

Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 32 mm x 2

Starting System: Electric

Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump

Brakes & Suspension

Brakes front: Single semi-floating 310 mm petal discs. Caliper: Single balanced actuation dual piston

Brakes: rear Single 220 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual-piston

Suspension front: 41mm telescopic fork

Suspension rear: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with adjustable preload

Frame & Dimensions

Frame type: Trellis, high-tensile steel

Trail: 92 mm

Wheel travel front: 120 mm

Wheel travel rear: 130 mm

Tyre, front: 110/70R17 M/C 54H

Tyre, rear: 150/60R17 M/C 66H

L x W x H: 1,990 x 800 x 1,055 mm

Wheelbase: 1,370 mm

Ground clearance: 145 mm

Fuel capacity: 14 litres

Seat height: 785 mm

Curb mass: 167 kg

Performance & Transmission

Maximum torque 38 N•m {3.9 kgf•m} / 8,000 rpm

Maximum power 33.4 kW {45 PS} / 10,000 rpm

CO2 emission 100 g/km

Transmission 6-speed, return

Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

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The pokey 649cc Vulcan S has also been updated visually for 2020 with three livery options of metallic flat spark black or metallic flat spark black with gold accents, and finally, metallic flat spark black with green accents and green highlighted wheels (my favorite). Suiting both male and female riders, the Vulcan S extends the Vulcan cruiser family to compact mid-capacity levels blending style and substance - without a huge intimidating large cc motor. 

2020 Vulcan specs


Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin

Compression ratio 10:8:1

Valve system DOHC, 8 valves

Bore x stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm

Displacement 649 cm³

Fuel system Fuel injection: 38 mm x 2 with sub-throttles

Ignition Digital

Starting System Electric

Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi‑dry sump

Gear    Performance & Transmission

Maximum torque 63 N•m {6.4 kgf•m} / 6,600 rpm

Maximum power 45.0 kW {61 PS} / 7,500 rpm

Limited power version 35 kW

CO2 emission 109 g/km

Power down kit 35 kW Available

Fuel consumption 35 kW kit 4.4 l/100 km

CO2 emission 35 kW kit 106 g/km

Transmission 6-speed, return

Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

Suspensions    Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front Single 300 mm disc. Caliper: Dual-piston

Brakes, rear Single 250 mm disc. Caliper: Single-piston

Suspension, front 41 mm telescopic fork

Suspension, rear Offset laydown single-shock, linkage equipped, with 7-way adjustable preload

Frame & Dimensions

Frame type Tubular diamond, high-tensile steel

Trail 120 mm

Wheel travel front 130 mm

Wheel travel rear 80 mm

Tyre, front 120/70 R18M/C 59H

Tyre, rear 160/60 R17M/C 69H

Steering angle L/R 35° / 35°

L x W x H 2,310 x 880 x 1,100 mm

Wheelbase 1,575 mm

Ground clearance 130 mm

Fuel capacity 14 litres

Seat height 705 mm

Curb mass 229 kg

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