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Old June 25th, 2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Ninja, z$00 differences?

As a completely newbie, I was wondering what the differences are between notes Ninja and the Z400 an why someone might choose one over the other.
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Old June 25th, 2019, 11:31 AM   #2
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They are the exact same bike mechanically with these changes to create Z400:

- no fully-coverage bodywork, a naked sport bike
- no windshield
- slightly softer suspension
- taller handlebars
- mirrors mounted on handlebars

Basically a more "standard" bike like old UJM versus a "sport" bike. More comfortable due to more upright seating position. Although some people complain about seeing a lot of their elbows in mirrors. A lot of naked bike users end up putting windshields on later to reduce wind noise and buffeting at at highway speeds.
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Old June 25th, 2019, 03:53 PM   #3
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Full coverage insurance would probably be less on the unfaired bike. Im not sure if its that big of a deal on these smaller bikes but it is for the 600s and 1000s.
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Old September 9th, 2019, 06:38 PM   #4
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They are very similar

I looked at both and selected the Ninja because of the wind protection. I will do some commuting on the highway. The Ninja has clip-on's and looks like a sportbike but it's very comfortable. It rides more like a standard motorcycle, IMHO. Not a severe riding position. I am 5'7" and 190 pounds.


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