MSRP: $4,999 ($5,299-$5,499 ABS)
Engine Displacement: 399cc
Saddle Height: 30.9 inches
Curb Weight: 366 pounds (368.2 pounds CA model)
At the launch event for this motorcycle I said that if “you can’t have fun on one of these, you’re not trying hard enough”. The Kawasaki Ninja 400 gives any rider everything they want and more. It’s got plenty of poke for around town, more than enough for the canyons, and it looks cool as hell. The Ninja 400 is easy to ride, faster than you’d think, and extremely economical to run. It’s a substantial feeling bike that will take you a long way into your motorcycling education. As long as you don’t want to go off-roading, you can just skip the rest of the list and get one of these.