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Celebrated for remarkable versatility, the Ninja® 1000SX motorcycle combines everyday comfort and two-up touring capability with pure sporting thrills and next-level electronics. Featuring a 1,043cc engine, fined-tuned suspension and the latest in rider support tech, the Ninja 1000SX is plenty ready for more aggressive sport rides and longer sport touring adventures.

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Kawasaki Technology

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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed and tested through Kawasaki Factory racing, the Assist & Slipper Clutch utilizes two types of cams. An assist cam and a slipper cam enable the Assist & Slipper Clutch to function in two different ways, with the clutch hub working together or apart from the operating plate. Under normal operat

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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elemen

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Electronic Cruise Control

Electronic Cruise Control allows the rider to maintain a desired speed (engine rpm) with the simple press of a button. Because the rider does not have to constantly maintain the throttle position, this system allows relaxed cruising.

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Electronic Throttle Valves

Electronic Throttle Valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine.

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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralization.

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IMU-Enhanced Chassis Orientation Awareness

Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, input from the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronics to the next level.

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KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) ABS

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) oversees multiple engine and chassis electronic management systems to facilitate smooth cornering.

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KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System)

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, offering highly efficient braking while maintaining natural feel.

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KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)

KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), Kawasaki's advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a wide range of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

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Power Modes

Power modes offer riders an easily selectable choice between Full and Low Power. While Full Power is unrestricted, in Low Power mode maximum power is limited to approximately 75-80% of Full. Response is also milder in L

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Smartphone Connectivity

Smartphone connectivity contributes to an enhanced motorcycling experience by enabling riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly.

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Specifications

  • Engine

    Engine

    4-stroke, In-Line Four, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled

    Displacement

    1,043cc

    Compression Ratio

    11.8:1

    Bore x Stroke

    77.0 x 56.0mm

    Fuel System

    DFI® w/38mm electronic throttle valves

    Ignition

    TCBI with digital advance

    Transmission

    6-speed, return shift

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

    41mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/4.7 in

    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload/5.4 in

    Front Tire

    120/70 ZR17

    Rear Tire

    190/50 ZR17

    Rake/Trail

    24.0°/3.9 in

    Ground Clearance

    5.3 in

    Wheelbase

    56.7 in

  • Totals

    Overall Length

    82.7 in

    Overall Width

    32.5 in

    Overall Height

    46.7 / 48.6 in (windshield high)

    Seat Height

    32.1 in

    Curb Weight

    513.8 lb US / 516 lb CA**

    Fuel Capacity

    5.0 gal

  • General

    Final Drive

    Sealed Chain

    Electronic Rider Aids

    Integrated Riding Modes, Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Power Modes (2), Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)(upshift & downshift), Electronic Cruise Control

    Frame Type

    Aluminum backbone

    Special Features

    Rideology the App Smartphone Connectivity, TFT Instrumentation

    Color Choices

    Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Diablo Black

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Front Dual 300mm Semi Floating Discs with Radial Mounted, Monobloc Opposed 4-Piston Calipers, ABS

    Rear Brakes

    Single 250mm Disc, ABS

  • Guarantee

    Warranty

    12 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2020 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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