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Kawasaki ZXR400 (L Model)


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Introduction

ZXR400 L1 Metallic Blue Gitane

This race replica 400cc with it's light-weight (159kg dry weight), powerful engine (4 cylinder in-line DOHC 16 valve) red-lining at 13,500rpm and back shock that feels like it's filled with cement is ideal for the track and many were often raced. The bike is at its best in the corners and twisty roads due to its size, and can out-perform most 750cc and even 1000cc motorcycles, holding a much tighter turning circle. However, come to the straights and this lead is often not held. This is a fantastic little sports bike aptly given the title 'pocket-rocket'. This model was never exported to the U.S.

History

This mini sports motorcycle was first introduced in 1989 in the form of the H Model referred to as the H1. The year 1990 showed the introduction of the H2 model with no changes to styling or engine performance. However from 1991 the H Model was dropped and replaced by the L model. This was named the L1 and for the next 9 years would see a new model every year till the L9 in 1999 before production for this motorcycle finished. The difference of the L model over the H was a more powerful engine (65 horsepower at 13,000RPM compared to 62 horsepower at 12,500RPM), new styling (mainly rounding out the tail end, changing the headlight from 2 single rounded headlights to a single sharper one and sticker changing.


H model
L model


1991 ZX400-L1

1991 Kawasaki ZXR400 (ZX400-L1)


  • 398mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color: Candy Wine Red, Lime Green/Pearl Alpine White/Blue 36, Metallic Blue Gitane
  • Beginning Engine No. : ZX400GE015001
  • Beginning frame No. : ZX400L-00001
  • PC No. : 99917-1479-01, (J)99911-1204-01
  • OM No. : 99922-1578-01, (F)99947-1071-01, (G)99923-1294-01, (J)99921-1372-01,
  • SM No. : 99924-1140-51 & 99924-1137-01

1992 ZX400-L2

1992 Kawasaki ZXR400 (ZX400-L2)



  • 398mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color: Candy Wine Red, Lime Green/Pearl Alpine White/Blue 36, Metallic Blue Gitane, Ebony/Firecracker Red, Ebony/Pearl Chateau Gray/Pearl Gentry Gray
  • Beginning Engine No. : ZX400GE015001
  • Beginning Frame No. : ZX400L-009001
  • PC Na. : 99917-1479-04,99911-1204-03
  • OM NO. : 99922-1627-01, (G)99923-1317-01, (F)99947-1091-01, (J)99921-1406-01
  • SM No. : (J)99925-1059-01 & 99925-1093-51


1993 ZX400-L3

1993 Kawasaki ZXR400 (ZX400-L3)



  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Ebony/Metallic Eventide, Ebony/Firecracker Red/Pearl Gentry Gray, Lime Green/Pearl Alpine While/Blue 36, Firecracker Red/Pearl Alpine White/Jet Ski Ylolet
  • Beginning Engine No. : Same as ZX400-L2
  • Beginning Frame No. : ZX400L-020001
  • PC No. : Same as ZX400-L2
  • OM No. : 99922-1659-01, (G)99923-1336-01,
    • (F)99947-111041, (J)39921-1429-01
  • SM No. : 99924-1137-01, 99924-1140-51,
    • (J) 99925-1059-01, 99925-1093-51


1994 ZX400-L4

1994 Kawasaki ZXR400 (ZX400-L4)



  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • Color : Ebony/Metallic Violet Royal, Lime Green/Pearl Alpine White
  • Beginning Engine No. : Same as ZX400-L2
  • Beginning Frame No. : ZX400L-040001
  • PC NO. : 99917-1600-02, (5)99911-1250-02
  • OM NO. : 99922-1700-01, (G)99923-1363-01,
    • (F) 99947-1143-01
  • SM No. : Same as ZX400-L2


1994 ZX400-L4A

1994 Kawasaki ZXR400 (ZX400-L4A)



  • Color : Pearl Alpine White
  • Beginning Engine No. : Same as ZX400-L2
  • Beginning Frame No. : ZX400L-0110001
  • PC No. : 99911-1250-02
  • OM No. : 99921-1479-01
  • SM No. : 99925-1059-01 & 99925-1093-51


1995 ZX400-L5

1995 Kawasaki ZXR400 (ZX400-L5)



  • 398 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Pearl Purplish Black Mica (20),
  • Lime Green/Pearl Alpine White (CK),
  • Ebony/Metallic Eventide (TV)
  • F No. - ZX400L-045001
  • E No. - ZX400GE015001
  • PC No. - (EUR) 99917-1600-06, (JP) 99911-1250-04
  • OM No. - (EUR) 99922-1741-01, (DE) 99923-1399-01,
  • (FR) 99947-1173-01, (JP) 99921-1520-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1137-01 & 99924-1140-52,
  • (JP) 99925-1059-01 & 99925-1093-54


1997 ZX400-L7

1997 Kawasaki ZXR400 (ZX400-L7)


  • 398 mL
  • ZX400-L7 [1997] 398 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Lime Green/Pearl Alpine White (CK),
  • Ebony/Metallic Eventide (TV)
  • F No. - ZX400L-052001
  • E No. - ZX400GE015001
  • PC No. - (EUR) 99917-1600-06, (SG) 99917-1802-02
  • OM No. - 99922-1848-01, (DE) 99923-1467-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1137-01 & 99924-1140-52

1998 ZX400-L8

1998 Kawasaki ZXR400 (ZX400-L8)



  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Pearl Purplish Black Mica (20),
  • Lime Green/Pearl Alpine White (CK)
  • F No. - ZX400L-055001
  • E No. - ZX400GE015001
  • PC No. - (EUR) 99917-1600-06, (SG) 99917-1802-02
  • OM No. - 99922-1900-01, (DE) 99923-1486-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1137-01 & 99924-1140-52

1999 ZX400-L9

1999 Kawasaki ZXR400 (ZX400-L9)


  • 398 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Pearl Purplish Black Mica (20),
  • Lime Green/Pearl Alpine White (CK),
  • Lime Green (7F)
  • VIN No. - JKAZX400LLA060001
  • F No. - ZX400L-060001
  • E No. - ZX400GE015001
  • PC No. - (EUR) 99917-1873-01, (JP) 99911-1250-04
  • OM No. - (EUR) 99922-1945-01, (DE) 99923-1512-01,
  • (JP) 99921-1699-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1137-01 & 99924-1140-52,
  • (JP) 99925-1059-01 & 99925-1093-54
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