Technically, there is not much to say about the Kawasaki Z400. Apart from ABS, there are no features on board. No traction control, no driving modes, no Handy-Connect, no lean angle control, no cruise control, no hazard lights. That all sounds lousy, but let's be honest: All these features are not really necessary on a machine with less than 50 hp. This can also be seen in the fact that almost all competitors are similarly sparsely equipped.
The cockpit causes differences among the testers. Dietmar says: Old-fashioned. Tanja says: Functional. From an objective point of view, unfortunately, it is very reflective and the tachometer (analog digits with a digital arrow) also needs a closer look, but at least there is a two-part on-board computer as well as a gear indicator, fuel level indicator and a temperature gauge for the cooling water.
The headlight and taillight have LED technology, the turn signals do not. These are quite clunky, making them a clear case for the range of accessories. Smaller LED turn signals should look fancier on the Z400 and they are not that expensive. There is no automatic turn signal reset, which would have been a surprise.