Kawasaki VN 400 Classic - 1996 Specifications and Reviews

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General information

Category:Custom / cruiser
Model:Kawasaki VN 400 Classic

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Clutch:Wet plates
Transmission typefinal drive:Chain
Cooling system:Liquid
Lubrication system:Wet sump
Fuel control:SOHC
Valves per cylinder:2
Fuel system:Carburettor. Keihin CVK 32 (with accelerating pump)
Bore x stroke:62.0 x 66.2 mm (2.4 x 2.6 inches)
Engine type:V2
Capacity:399.00 ccm (24.35 cubic inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Wheelbase:1,605 mm (63.2 inches)
Ground clearance:135 mm (5.3 inches)
Overall width:930 mm (36.6 inches)
Overall length:2,370 mm (93.3 inches)
Overall height:1,130 mm (44.5 inches)
Seat height:700 mm (27.6 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Dry weight:233.0 kg (513.7 pounds)

Kawasaki VN 400 Classic dimensions and frame

Exhaust system:Double pipes
Rear brakes diameter:180 mm (7.1 inches)
Rear brakes:Expanding brake (drum brake)
Front brakes diameter:300 mm (11.8 inches)
Front brakes:Single disc. 2-piston calipers
Rear tyre dimensions:140/90-16
Front tyre dimensions:130/90-16
Rear suspension:Swing arm - Monoshock
Front suspension:Telescopic fork
Frame type:Double Cradle

Speed and acceleration

Power/weight ratio:0.1416 HP/kg
Top speed:140.0 km/h (87.0 mph)

Other specs

Modifications compared to previous model:Looks identical to the Kawasaki VN 800 Classic.
Oil capacity:2.70 litres (0.18 quarts)
Fuel consumption pr. 10 km (6.2 miles):6.00 litres (1.59 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity:4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
Fuel capacity:15.00 litres (3.96 gallons)

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