The sport appeal of Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles goes well beyond the racetrack with the remarkably versatile Ninja 1000SX sportbike. Enjoy pure sporting thrill with superior power, two-up touring capability and advanced rider support electronics. A force to be reckoned with on the track and a machine built for weekend trips.

Sharp & Edgy

The modern aggressive styling and sharp lines of the Ninja 1000 motorcycle make it unmistakably Ninja.

Form & Function

Sporty front and side fairings with sharp, edgy lines provide modern styling and optimized wind protection. A single-sided muffler further enhances the inherent Ninja styling, reflecting the dynamic experience you get with every ride.

Signature Ninja Look

Chin spoilers similar to those on the Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX-10R motorcycles strengthen the family resemblance.

Integrated & Modern

Front and rear turn signals are integrated, contributing to the modern aggressive sportbike image.

Superb Visibility

See and be seen with dual low-profile LED headlights that feature low and high beams for excellent brightness.

Dream Combination

The Ninja 1000 motorcycle seamlessly blends the best of sport touring and superbike technology to deliver legendary Ninja performance.

Exhilaration Found Here

The powerful liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder 1,043cc engine delivers major power with strong mid-range performance. Power delivery is responsive and comes with an intoxicating intake howl.

Assist & Slipper

The Assist and Slipper Clutch offers light clutch pull and minimizes rear wheel chatter caused by excessive engine braking due to quick downshifting.

Rigid & Balanced

The aluminum twin tube frame is highly rigid and features a high degree of mass centralization ensuring a balance of agility and firm handling.

Tuned For Distance

Whether you’re looking for sporty riding or comfortable touring, the Ninja 1000 motorcycle’s suspension is fine-tuned to make the most of sport touring. The 41mm inverted front fork features stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. The horizontal back-link rear suspension offers remote rebound and preload adjustability for tandem riding, luggage or rider preference.

Confident Grip

Battlax Hypersport S22 tires contribute to light handling while offering enhanced grip in both dry and wet conditions.

All-day Comfort

A variety of intuitive features contribute to the overall rideability and comfort of the Ninja 1000 motorcycle.


The 5-position clutch lever can be adjusted to suit the size of the rider’s hands based on rider preference.

Wide & Comfortable

Rider and passenger seat material offers superb elasticity and resistance to cold temperatures for optimal comfort. The rider seat is fabricated of dense, springy urethane cushioning that helps retain original shape.

Ergonomic & Easy

The ergonomically sculpted passenger grips are easy to hold and naturally positioned.

Relaxed & Comfortable

Adaptable, relaxed upright riding position is comfortable and optimized to accommodate a full range of riding situations.

Make Every Ride A Breeze

An adjustable windshield offers four available positions ranging from sporty to maximum wind protection. Set up is easy and doesn’t require any tools.

Ride Farther

Features such as a full color display meter that displays detailed and useful information and a DC power outlet allow you to ride longer and enjoy more.


All-digital TFT (thin-film transistor) color instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance and visibility. The screen’s background color is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light. Display functions include: digital speedometer, gear position indicator, upshift indicator, odometer, dual trip meter, fuel gauge, cruising distance, average fuel consumption, outside temperature, water temperature, clock, economical riding indicator, IMU indicator, KIBS indicator, boost pressure and boost temperature.


A Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application (via RIDEOLOGY THE APP*) a number of instrument functions can be accessed allowing you to view vehicle info, riding log, phone notifications, and general settings.RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.

Intelligent & Responsive

The Ninja 1000 motorcycle is equipped with Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), a supersport-grade high-precision multi-sensing ABS brake assistance system. Plus, an electric cruise control system allows a desired speed to be maintained with the simple press of a button.

Easily Attach & Remove

The Ninja 1000 motorcycle features a clean-mount side case system that allows KQR side cases* to be attached and removed easily for added convenience.*Sold separately as Kawasaki Genuine Accessory. 2020 model shown.

Power Up Your Devices

A DC power outlet (knock out) in dash area enables the addition of a DC power outlet to power devices/accessories.**Sold separately as Kawasaki Genuine Accessory.

Next-level Technology

Key enhancements bring Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) WorldSBK championship-proven electronics management technology to the Ninja 1000 motorcycle. This results in precise chassis orientation awareness that helps the rider adapt to a range of typical riding conditions and scenarios.

Kawasaki Quick Shifter

Dual-direction Kawasaki Quick Shifter allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and smooth deceleration.

Data-Driven Performance

A compact BOSCH IMU enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes plus roll rate and pitch rate are measured. The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software.

Acceleration & Stability

The IMU-enhanced feedback version of Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) predicts conditions and acts before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction.

A Mode for Every Road

Integrated riding modes link Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) and Power Modes to offer varying traction control and power delivery settings to suit different riding conditions. Sport mode enables sporty riding for winding roads. Road mode offers comfortable riding over a wide range of conditions. Rain mode delivers reassurance over wet surfaces. Rider (manual) mode lets you set each system independently.

Hold the Line

The Ninja 1000 motorcycle utilizes advanced technology to deliver superior cornering performance. The Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF) uses input from the IMU to enable a control function: cornering management, which monitors engine and chassis parameters to assist rides in holding their intended line through corners.2020 model shown.

All the Power You Need

Riders can set power delivery to suit conditions and/or preference. Low power mode limits power output to approximately 70% of full power and delivers a milder throttle. Full power mode utilizes 100% engine power.


  • Maximum Power

    104.5 kW {142 PS} / 10,000 rpm

  • Maximum Torque

    111.0 N.m {11.3 kgf.m} / 8,000 rpm

  • Engine

    4-stroke In-Line Four

  • Displacement

    1,043 cm3

  • Bore x Stroke

    77.0 × 56.0 mm

  • Compression Ratio


  • Valve System

    DOHC, 16 valves

  • Fuel System

    Fuel injection (o38 × 4)

  • Ignition


  • Starting


  • Cooling


  • Lubrication

    Forced lubrication, wet sump

  • Transmission

    6-speed, return

  • Primary Reduction Ratio

    1.627 (83/51)

  • Gear Ratio: 1st

    2.600 (39/15)

  • Gear Ratio: 2nd

    1.950 (39/20)

  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

    1.600 (24/15)

  • Gear Ratio: 4th

    1.389 (25/18)

  • Gear Ratio: 5th

    1.238 (26/21)

  • Gear Ratio: 6th

    1.107 (31/28)

  • Final Reduction Ratio

    2.733 (41/15)

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Final Drive



  • Frame


  • Front Suspension

    Telescopic fork (Upside-down)

  • Rear Suspension

    Horizontal Back-link SWG. ARM

  • Front Wheel Travel


  • Rear Wheel Travel


  • Rake


  • Trail


  • Steering Angle (L/R)

    31? / 31?

  • Front Tyre

    120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

  • Rear Tyre

    190/50ZR17M/C (73W)

  • Front Brake/s

    Dual o300 mm front discs

  • Front Caliper/s

    Dual opposed 4-piston

  • Rear Brake

    o250 mm disc

  • Rear Caliper

    Single Piston


  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

    2100 × 825 × 1190 mm

  • Overall Length


  • Overall Width


  • Overall Height


  • Wheelbase


  • Road Clearance


  • Seat Height


  • Curb Mass

    235 kg

  • Fuel Capacity


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