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I want a Kawasaki ZXR 400....what years did they make them? Are they only overseas? How can I get one stateside?

I really really want one!!
 

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Info on the 400:
Model Code - 1989 to 1990 ZX400H and J (track version), 1991 on ZX400L and ZX400M (ZXR400R), 1994 ZX400L4A (limited edition version in WSB colours)

They were sold in the UK up to 2003 & therefore probably Europe.
I have a 2002 Australian Kawasaki catalogue & they're not listed in that.

A lot of the bikes in the UK are imported unofficially from Japan as the 400 is a popular size over there. They were & still are mostly raced over here & were supposed to be a match for the Honda 400 race reps, so finding an unmolested one might not be easy.

There is a small company that specialises in importing Jap 400's & parts, though it may be better to locate one to ship direct from Japan.
They are called Riders - http://www.ridersmotorcycles.co.uk/
 

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Thanks for the detailed info...I havent been able to staple down accurate info on the model and that helps me out a lot!
 

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For a small bike it's quite rapid going by below info:

C.C. - 398
Maximum power - 65 PS
Engine type - 4-stroke, liquid-cooled In-Line Four
Valve system - DOHC, 16 valves
Starting - Electric
Transmission - 6-speed with Positive Neutral Finder
Frame - Perimeter, aluminium
Fuel capacity (litres) - 16
Dry weight (kg) - 162
Suspension - 41mm upside-down tele forks and Uni-Trak, both with rebound damping plus preload adjustment
OEM tyre sizes (front & rear) -Tubeless radial 120/60 R17 160/60 R17
Brakes - front, Dual semi-floating discs, rear, Single disc
Wheelbase (mm) - 1,385
Seat height (mm) - 790
Top Speed (M.P.H.) - 140
Standing 1/4 mile (seconds) - 12.8
M.P.G. (range or average) - 45
 

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Your model codes only reflect years up to 1994, but you mentioned they were being sold up to 2003 in the UK?

Are certain years better than others? What were some of the differences over the years?
 

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hi im trying to find pics of 400 ninja form 1989 twin head light but am having a hard time finding them as i am trying to restore one
 
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