All-new bodywork includes a much sharper front cowl with a decidedly closer resemblance to Kawasaki’s Ninja supersport models. The more aggressive visage is complemented by fierce new LED headlamps. The dynamic and sporty bodywork reflects the Ninja 1000’s exciting street riding potential. Supersport-style full-fairing bodywork gives the Ninja 1000 a distinct, head-turning look. The sleek styling also offers a good measure of wind protection, facilitating short touring runs.
Powerful 1,043 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four engine pulls strongly from all rpm and does not let up before the redline. Adding to rider exhilaration, the engine delivers superb response, a strong mid-range hit and an intoxicating intake howl. Revised engine settings offer even smoother power delivery, facilitating control and contributing to rider comfort and confidence. Engine tuning focused on the feeling the rider gets when opening the throttle. Strong torque is complemented by direct throttle response. Revised engine settings offer even smoother power delivery and cleaner emissions. And Revised ECU settings contribute to even smoother power delivery, facilitating control and contributing to rider comfort and confidence, and deliver cleaner emissions, ensuring various market regulations (including Euro 4) are cleared.
NEW KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function): Total Engine & Chassis Management Package
Using the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s advanced modelling software and feedback from a compact Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) that gives an even clearer real-time picture of chassis orientation, KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner – from entry, through the apex, to corner exit – modulating brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transition from acceleration to braking and back again, and to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner.
NEW KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)
Three modes cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Feedback from the IMU enables more precise control.
NEW KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)
Kawasaki’s supersport-grade high-precision brake management system take into account the particular handling characteristics of supersport motorcycles, ensuring highly efficient braking with minimal intrusion during sport riding. KIBS also incorporates corner braking control, modulating brake force to counter the tendency of the bike to stand up when braking mid-corner.
Power Mode selection
A choice of Full Power or Low Power modes allows riders to set power delivery to suit preference and conditions.
All-new instrument panel layout features a large analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, and a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other.
1. Complementing a new shift-up indicator lamp, the tachometer’s needle changes colour (from white to pink to red) to indicate the rider-selectable shift-up timing.
2. The Economical Riding Indicator appears on the LCD screen to indicate favourable fuel consumption. Paying attention to conditions that result in the mark appearing can assist riders to maximise their fuel efficiency. This handy feature is active all the time, although to be effective, the rider must ride in a gentle manner: less than 6,000 min-1, less than 30% throttle, under 140 km/h.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-Line Four|
|Valve system||DOHC, 16 valves|
|Bore and stroke||77 x 56 mm|
|Transmission||6-speed, return shift|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 with oval sub-throttles|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Tire front||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Tire rear||190/50ZR17M/C (73W)|
|Length x Width x Height||2,100 mm x 790 mm x 1,185 mm|
|Ground clearance||130 mm|
|Seat height||815 mm|
|Curb mass||235 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||19 litres|
|Brakes: Front||Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs|
|Brakes: Rear||Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston|
|Suspension: Front||ø41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebounddamping and spring preload adjustability|
|Suspension: Rear||Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged rear shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability|