2017 Kawasaki NINJA 1000 ABS

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THE KAWASAKI DIFFERENCE

With sport riding at its core, a powerful 1,043 cc inline four-cylinder engine and a host of advanced onboard electronics, the Ninja® 1000 embodies two-wheel fun.

  • A choice of Full Power or Low Power modes allow riders to set power delivery to suit preference and conditions
  • Three-mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) covers a wide range of riding conditions offering enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence
  • ABS with the addition of fluid pressure sensor optimizes braking in slick conditions and helps to suppress rear lift under braking
  • The Ninja 1000 motorcycle’s relaxed riding position was designed to accommodate everything from city riding to sport riding to track days
  • Windscreen has three available positions spanning approximately 20 degrees and ranging from sporty to maximum wind protection

All-Day Comfort

  • New 5-position clutch lever can be adjusted to suit the size of the rider's hands based in rider preference

Every Day Convenience

  • New mirrors are positioned 20 mm farther outward and have a greater range of movement, offering easier adjustability

Performance

  • Smooth, powerful inline 4-cylinder, 1,043 cc engine
  • Aluminum twin tube frame is highly rigid and features a high degree of mass centralization ensuring a balance of sharp turning and firm handling
  • Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping and remote spring preload adjusts to suit riding conditions and rider preference

Styling

  • New front and side fairings with harder, sharper and edgier lines provide modern styling and improved wind protection
  • New chin spoilers similar to those on the Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX -10R models strengthen the resemblance
  • New front and rear turn signals are more integrated, contributing to the modern updated sportbike image
  • New dual LED headlights are lower profile and feature low and high beams that offer excellent brightness

Technology

  • Compact 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

The Kawasaki Difference

  • Modern aggressive styling with sharp and edgy lines makes it unmistakably Ninja®. The ultimate sport tourer infused with superbike technology makes it the Ninja 1000 ABS motorcycle. From the daily urban commute to back roads and 2-up touring, the Ninja 1000 ABS offers open-class thrills, everyday comfort and enhanced touring performance.

Top Features

  • PERFORMANCE: Ample torque for easy take-off builds quickly with powerful acceleration
  • PERFORMANCE: Assist and Slipper clutch offers light clutch pull and minimizes rear wheel chatter caused by downshifting
  • PERFORMANCE: Revised shock settings and linkage ratio offer suppler suspension action for improved bump absorption and firmer cushioning
  • PERFORMANCE: 41mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping plus adjustable spring preload
  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: New wider seat for the rider provides greater support and comfort while the longer, more thickly padded passenger seat helps prevent the passenger from sliding forward, providing enhanced comfort
  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: New ergonomically sculpted passenger grips are easy to hold and naturally positioned
  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: Adaptable, relaxed upright riding position is comfortable and optimized to accommodate a full range of riding situations
  • EVERY-DAY CONVENIENCE: New digital display meter adds a gear position indicator, shift up indicator lamp and needle, LCD screen negative display, air temperature gauge as well as indicators for the IMU and KIBS
  • EVERY-DAY CONVENIENCE: New clean-mount side case system allows KQR side cases to be attached and removed easily for added convenience
  • EVERY-DAY CONVENIENCE: New DC power outlet (knock out) in dash area enables the addition of a DC power outlet to power devices/accessories
  • TECHNOLOGY: This next-level system enables predictive and adpative electronics for precise chassis orientation awareness
  • TECHNOLOGY: Whereas many competitive traction control systems react to wheel-slip, this IMU-enhanced feedback version of KTRC predicts conditions and acts before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction
  • TECHNOLOGY: The KTRC system features 3 modes, allowing riders to choose the degree in which each mode assists during riding. Riders may also elect to turn the system off
  • TECHNOLOGY: Kawasaki’s supersport-grade high-precision multi-sensing brake management system
  • TECHNOLOGY: Uses high-precision control to modulate brake pressure for highly-efficient braking with minimal intrusion during sport riding
  • TECHNOLOGY: Input from the new IMU enables a new control function: cornering management, which monitors engine and chassis parameters to assist riders in holding their intended line through corners
  • TECHNOLOGY: Riders can set power delivery to suit conditions and/or preference
  • TECHNOLOGY: Full power mode (100%)
  • TECHNOLOGY: Low power mode limits power output to approximately 70% of full power and delivers a milder throttle response

General Information

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model Year 2017
Model NINJA 1000 ABS
Model Code ZX1000WHFL
Stock Number 040117
Color Candy Lime Green / Metallic Carbon Gray

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 1-piston caliper and ABS

Tires

Front - 120/70 ZR17

Rear - 190/50 ZR17

Dimensions

Length Overall - 82.7 in.
Height

Windscreen Down - 46.7 in.

Windscreen Up - 48.6 in.

Width Overall - 31.1 in.
Weight

Curb - 516 lbs.

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).

Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 56.7 in.
Seat Height 32.1 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain

Engine

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

Operational

Frame Aluminum backbone
Suspension

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

Wheel Travel - 4.7 in.

Rear - Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload

Wheel Travel - 5.4 in.

Rake 24.5°
Trail 4 in.

Other

Additional Colors Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Graphite Gray
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty