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.
Front cowl design is much sharper, giving the Ninja 1000 a much sportier appearance and greatly increasing its Ninja family resemblance.
Chin spoilers similar to those on the Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX-10R strengthen the resemblance.
Sharp, compact design of the LED headlamps contributes to the Ninja 1000’s fierce expression.
Wider fairings offering increased wind protection cover a portion of the frame for a very integrated look.
Front turn signals are built into to the fairings. Their more compact design contributes to the Ninja 1000’s sportier image.
Both Riders and Passenger seat deliver increased comfort.
5-way adjustable clutch lever can be set to suit the size of the rider’s hands, contributing to rider comfort.
A choice of Full Power or Low Power modes allows riders to set power delivery to suit preference and conditions. The right power at the right time.
Display functions include: odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range, current and average fuel consumption, external temperature, coolant temperature, clock, Economical Riding Indicator, Large analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other. Stylish and easy to read.
The Ninja 1000 is equipped with KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function), Kawasaki’s latest IMU-enhanced electronics package. On the Ninja 1000, KCMF oversees the following systems: KTRC (including traction and wheelie control), KIBS (including pitching and corner braking control)
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.
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 1,043 cm³ In-line Four offers impressive power (105 kW (143 PS)) and strong torque.
Good over-rev characteristics mean the power does not drop off suddenly at high rpm
Power delivery is quite linear, but the engine spins up noticeably faster from about 7,000 rpm onwards. Silky smooth response from mid-high rpm ensures excellent driveability
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.
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.
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.
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.