If you’re considering buying your first bike, you’ll want something that’s basic, unintimidating, reliable, and affordable. But also exciting and inspiring. The ideal first motorcycle will set you on a path toward a lifetime of riding. It will sharpen your skills but also shape your riding habits and preferences, both good and bad. There’s a right way to begin. The new Kawasaki Z400 is the kind of bike that will bring out the best rider in you—now and down the road.