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The '''[[Kawasaki]] KZ400''' is 398cc twin cylinder UJM [[Universal Japanese Motorcycle]]. This term is blurred today with the various models Japan builds. Few of which look like the UJM of the 1970s and 1980s.  Kawasaki produced the KZ400 from 1974-1984. Some of the later models were 440cc. They were built at plants in Akasi, Japan and Lincoln, Nebraska. The Lincoln plant (1974) made Kawasaki the first the first foreign vehicle manufacturer to operate a plant in the United States. KZ400s outsold [[Honda]] in the 400cc twins market through the 1970s. These [[motorcycle]] were marketed as fuel efficient transportation. Ads would feature the KZ400 next to a Volkswagen Beetle and the tagline "think smaller."
 
The '''[[Kawasaki]] KZ400''' is 398cc twin cylinder UJM [[Universal Japanese Motorcycle]]. This term is blurred today with the various models Japan builds. Few of which look like the UJM of the 1970s and 1980s.  Kawasaki produced the KZ400 from 1974-1984. Some of the later models were 440cc. They were built at plants in Akasi, Japan and Lincoln, Nebraska. The Lincoln plant (1974) made Kawasaki the first the first foreign vehicle manufacturer to operate a plant in the United States. KZ400s outsold [[Honda]] in the 400cc twins market through the 1970s. These [[motorcycle]] were marketed as fuel efficient transportation. Ads would feature the KZ400 next to a Volkswagen Beetle and the tagline "think smaller."
  
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{{Infobox Motorcycle
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|name            = '''Kawasaki KZ400'''
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|image            =
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|aka              = KZ400H LTD, KZ 400 H LTD, KZ400 LTD, KZ 400 LTD, KZ 400
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|manufacturer    = [[Kawasaki]]
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|production      = 1979
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|class            = [[Road]]
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|engine          = twin, four-stroke
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|bore_stroke      = 64.0mm x 62.0mm
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|compression      =
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|top_speed        =
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|power            = 35.27 HP (26.3 KW) @ 8500RPM
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|torque          = 2.36 ft/lbs (3.2 Nm) @ 7000RPM
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|fuel_system      = carburettor. keihin vb32ss x2
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|ignition        = [[battery]] and coil
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|spark_plug      =
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|battery          = 9.5:1
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|transmission    = Gear box: 6-speed <br>
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Final Drive: [[chain]] <br>
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Clutch: wet multi disk <br>
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|frame            =
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|suspension      =
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|brakes          =Front: single disc <br>Rear: expanding [[brake]] (drum brake)
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|front_tire      =
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|rear_tire    =
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|rake_trail      =
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|wheelbase        = 54.72 inches (1390 mm)
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|length          = 81.89 inches (2080 mm)
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|width            = 31.89 inches (810 mm)
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|height          = 46.46 inches (1180 mm)
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|seat_height      =
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|dry_weight      = 374.79 pounds (170.0 Kg)
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|fuel_capacity    = 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters)
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|oil_capacity    = 0.77 Gallon (2.90 Liters)
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|fuel_consumption = 3.85 litres/100 km (26.0 km/l or 61.10 mpg)
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The '''[[Kawasaki]] KZ400 LTD''' was a twin, [[four-stroke]] Road [[motorcycle]] produced by [[Kawasaki]] in 1979. Max [[torque]] was 2.36 ft/lbs (3.2 Nm) @ 7000 RPM. Claimed [[horsepower]] was 35.27 HP (26.3 KW) @ 8500 RPM. 
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==Engine==
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The engine was a [[air cooled]] twin, four-stroke. A 64.0mm [[bore]] x 62.0mm [[stroke]] result in a [[displacement]] of just 398.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc). 
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==Drive==
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The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi disk. 
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==Chassis==
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Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The KZ400 LTD was fitted with a 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 374.79 pounds (170.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 54.72 inches (1390 mm) long. 
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==In Media==
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/deadbeat-at-dawn#kawasaki-kz400 Deadbeat at Dawn]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/the-slumber-party-massacre#kawasaki-kz400 The Slumber Party Massacre]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/charlies-angels-2#kawasaki-kz400 Charlie's Angels]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/the-fall-guy#kawasaki-kz400 The Fall Guy]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/sunburn-2#kawasaki-kz400 Sunburn]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/ruby-sparks#kawasaki-kz400 Ruby Sparks]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/american-flyers#kawasaki-kz400 American Flyers]
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[[Category:Road motorcycles]]
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[[Category:Kawasaki motorcycles]]
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[[Category:1970s motorcycles]]
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[[Category:Motorcycles needing images]]

Revision as of 22:16, 24 May 2019

The Kawasaki KZ400 is 398cc twin cylinder UJM Universal Japanese Motorcycle. This term is blurred today with the various models Japan builds. Few of which look like the UJM of the 1970s and 1980s. Kawasaki produced the KZ400 from 1974-1984. Some of the later models were 440cc. They were built at plants in Akasi, Japan and Lincoln, Nebraska. The Lincoln plant (1974) made Kawasaki the first the first foreign vehicle manufacturer to operate a plant in the United States. KZ400s outsold Honda in the 400cc twins market through the 1970s. These motorcycle were marketed as fuel efficient transportation. Ads would feature the KZ400 next to a Volkswagen Beetle and the tagline "think smaller."

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Kawasaki KZ400
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Also called KZ400H LTD, KZ 400 H LTD, KZ400 LTD, KZ 400 LTD, KZ 400
Production 1979
Class Road
Engine twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 64.0mm x 62.0mm
Horse Power 35.27 HP (26.3 KW) @ 8500RPM
Torque 2.36 ft/lbs (3.2 Nm) @ 7000RPM
Fuel system carburettor. keihin vb32ss x2
Ignition type battery and coil
Battery 9.5:1
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi disk
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Wheelbase 54.72 inches (1390 mm)
Dimensions L 81.89 inches (2080 mm)
W 31.89 inches (810 mm)
H 46.46 inches (1180 mm)
Weight 374.79 pounds (170.0 Kg)
Fuel capacity 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters)
Oil capacity 0.77 Gallon (2.90 Liters)
Fuel consumption 3.85 litres/100 km (26.0 km/l or 61.10 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual
Tech Specs · Brochures · Reviews · Ads · Videos

The Kawasaki KZ400 LTD was a twin, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Kawasaki in 1979. Max torque was 2.36 ft/lbs (3.2 Nm) @ 7000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 35.27 HP (26.3 KW) @ 8500 RPM.

Engine

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 64.0mm bore x 62.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 398.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi disk.

Chassis

Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The KZ400 LTD was fitted with a 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 374.79 pounds (170.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 54.72 inches (1390 mm) long.

In Media