2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R First Look Preview

Kawasaki will offer R and RR versions of the 400 in 2024.

Kawasaki will keep its Ninja ZX-4RR in the lineup for 2024 and add a Ninja ZX-4R version for riders who want a slightly more affordable sportbike option. The RR edition will price between $9,899 and $10,999 while the ZX-4R will be priced at $9,399.

The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R will start at $9,399.Kawasaki

The platform is still new, debuting earlier this year, so there are no major revisions to speak of, however the new single R option is notable. It has almost every feature found on the RR, except for a simpler electronics suite and fewer adjustability options for the Showa suspension.

The rider aids still include three-mode traction control, power modes, and ABS but lack the quickshifter found on the RR. The front SFF-BP fork comes with spring preload adjustability on the RR but not the R, and the R will only have spring preload adjustment at the rear, rather than the full package found on the RR.

The ZX-4R will have just about all the features of the RR except for suspension adjustability and a quickshifter.Kawasaki

Beyond that, both make use of Kawsaski’s new 399cc four-cylinder engine, both tip the scales at a claimed 415 pounds, and both have full-color TFT instrument displays plus the same braking kit and dimensions. Color options differ, with the R only coming in a Metallic Spark Black and the RR available in Lime Green/Ebony or a Metallic Spark Black colorway.

The ZX-4R in Metallic Spark Black.Kawasaki

So the new ZX-4R isn’t going to be a slouch and will no doubt prove to be quite a lot of fun on the track or your favorite backroads.

2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $9,399
Engine: 399cc, OHC, liquid-cooled inline-four; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 57.0 x 39.1mm
Compression Ratio: 12.3:1
Fuel Delivery: DFI w/ 34mm throttle bodies
Clutch: Wet, multiplate w/ assist and slipper
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Steel trellis
Front Suspension: 37mm inverted Showa SFF-BP fork; 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Horizontal back-link Showa shock, spring preload adjustable; 4.4 in. travel
Front Brake: Dual 290mm discs w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 220mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: 5-spoke; 17 in./17 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: Dunlop GPR-300; 110/70-17 / 150/60-17
Rake/Trail: 23.5°/3.8 in.
Wheelbase: 54.3 in.
Seat Height: 31.5 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 415 lb.
Warranty: 12-month limited
Available: TBD
Contact: kawasaki.com