Kawasaki's ZXR400 is a scaled-down version of the larger ZXR750 sportsbike, in looks and intent. A race styled twin headlight fairing is mounted on a stiff aluminium frame, with race-spec suspension and a high-performance inline-four cylinder engine. The engine is dated, but strong for its size. Like all 400cc engines, the ZXR needs to be revved to produce its best power, but a keen rider will reap the benefits of careful gear selection. A slick six-speed gearbox helps, as does the ZXR's light clutch. Ridden on track, the ZXR400's light-weight, accurate chassis and race-developed brakes allow extreme cornering at high speeds. The 41mm (1.6in) front forks and the rear shock are adjustable for preload and damping.