2021 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX
2021 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
Ninja 1000SX
Ninja 1000SX
Model Code
ZX1002KMFNL
ZX1002KMFNL
Color
Metallic Carbon Gray / Metallic Diablo Black
Metallic Carbon Gray / Metallic Diablo Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 300 mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount 4-piston monobloc calipers and ABS

Rear - Single 250 mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper and ABS

Front - Dual 300 mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount 4-piston monobloc calipers and ABS

Rear - Single 250 mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper and ABS

Tires

Bridgestone BATTALAX Hypersport S22

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 190 / 50 ZR17

Bridgestone BATTALAX Hypersport S22

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 190 / 50 ZR17

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 82.7 in.
Overall - 82.7 in.
Height
Overall - 46.9 / 48.2 in. (windshield high)
Overall - 46.9 / 48.2 in. (windshield high)
Width
Overall - 32.5 in.
Overall - 32.5 in.
Weight
Curb - 513.8 lb.
Curb - 513.8 lb.
Ground Clearance
5.3 in.
5.3 in.
Wheelbase
56.7 in.
56.7 in.
Seat Height
32.3 in.
32.3 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed, return shift
6-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Electrical

Instrumentation
TFT color
TFT color
Advanced Electronics
Electronic Rider Aids - Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Power Mode, Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (Up-Down), Electronic Cruise Control, Riding Modes, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP
Electronic Rider Aids - Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Power Mode, Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (Up-Down), Electronic Cruise Control, Riding Modes, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, In-Line Four, DOHC, 16-valve
4-stroke, In-Line Four, DOHC, 16-valve
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
1,043 cc
1,043 cc
Bore x Stroke
77 x 56 mm
77 x 56 mm
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
11.8:1
Clutch
Assist and slipper
Assist and slipper
Fuel System
DFI® with 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies (4) and oval sub-throttles
DFI® with 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies (4) and oval sub-throttles
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance
TCBI with digital advance
Fuel Capacity
5 gal.
5 gal.

Operational

Frame
Aluminum backbone
Aluminum backbone
Front Suspension

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

Travel - 4.7 in.

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

Travel - 4.7 in.

Rear Suspension

Horizontal back-link with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload

Travel - 5.7 in.

Horizontal back-link with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload

Travel - 5.7 in.

Rake
24°
24°
Trail
3.9 in.
3.9 in.

Other

Includes

Electronic Throttle Valves

Economical Riding Indicator

IMU-Enhanced Chassis Orientation Awareness

ECU Tuning

Electronic Throttle Valves

Economical Riding Indicator

IMU-Enhanced Chassis Orientation Awareness

ECU Tuning

Warranty
12 month limited
12 month limited

Features

Comfort

  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: A variety of intuitive features contribute to the overall rideability and comfort of the Ninja® 1000 motorcycle.
  • ADJUSTABLE: 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.

Convenience

  • 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.
  • GET CONNECTED: 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.
  • GET CONNECTED: 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. *All trademarks, registered trademarks, logos, and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. 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.

Performance

  • 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.

Styling

  • 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.

Technology

  • 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.
  • 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.

Comfort

  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: A variety of intuitive features contribute to the overall rideability and comfort of the Ninja® 1000 motorcycle.
  • ADJUSTABLE: 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.

Convenience

  • 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.
  • GET CONNECTED: 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.
  • GET CONNECTED: 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. *All trademarks, registered trademarks, logos, and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. 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.

Performance

  • 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.

Styling

  • 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.

Technology

  • 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.
  • 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.