2017 NINJA 1000


Now in its third iteration, an even more polished Ninja 1000 continues to offer the comfort and convenience to enable sport riding enthusiasts to take their seductively styled machines touring. Complementing the even smoother power delivery and extremely composed handling, the new model features increased touring performance care of improved wind protection, greater comfort and the clean-mount pannier system. All-new Ninja family styling deepens its sporty image. And loaded with the latest electronics technology that Kawasaki has to offer, the new Ninja 1000 is even better equipped to meet a wide range of rider needs.



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Sport and Touring Perfectly Blended - Key Features

  • Ninja Supersport styling with comfort
  • Kawasaki latest IMU-enhanced electronic package
  • KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)
  • KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)
  • KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)   
  • Power Mode Selection
  • Euro 4 compliant 1043cm3 Liquid Cooled, In-line Four
  • Assist and Slipper Clutch
  • Clean Mount Pannier System
  • Remote preload on the rear suspension
  • Large Volume Tank
  • Relaxed Riding Position
  • Taller Double Bubble Adjustable Windscreen
  • Wider Fairing Increases Wind Protection
  • Wider Rider's seat and longer and reshaped Passengers Seat


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Sharp Ninja Styling

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.

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Power Mode Selection

A choice of Full Power or Low Power modes allows riders to set power delivery to suit preference and conditions.

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Sporty instrument panel

All-new instrument layout panel features a large analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, and a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other. Gear position indicator increases shifting precision and confidence, while also lending to the Ninja 1000’s sporty image. Complementing a new shift-up indicator lamp, the tachometer’s needle changes colour (from white to pink to red) to indicate the rider-selectable shift-up timing. In addition to the digital speedometer and gear position indicator, display functions include: odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range, current and average fuel consumption, external temperature, coolant temperature, clock and the Economical Riding Indicator.

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Cool Air System

With the airbox nestled between the frame beams, intake air can be affected by engine heat. The Cool Air system routes cool air to the airbox from ducts at the front of the side fairings, minimising performance loss due to heated intake air. This should not be confused with Ram Air, where force-fed air becomes pressurised in the airbox

Exhilarating Engine

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.

Enhanced Intake Note

Designed specifically so that the acceleration could be enjoyed aurally as well as physically, the carefully crafted auditory note of the intake is a key component of the street riding exhiliration offered by the Ninja 1000.

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Advanced Electronics

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)


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KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)

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. 

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KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)

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.

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KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)

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.

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Assist and Slipper Clutch

Assist & Slipper Clutch was developed based on feedback from racing activities. The clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam), offering two functions not available on a standard clutch. When the engine is operating at normal rpm the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever pull when operating the clutch.

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LED Headlamps 

In addition to contributing to the Ninja 1000’s sharper looks, dual LED headlamps (each featuring low and high beams, as well as a LED position lamp) offer significantly increased brightness, casting their light wider and farther forward. The lamps offer significantly increased brightness, casting their light wider and farther forward. On the low-beam setting, lateral illumination is 1.3 to 1.5 times brighter, with a wider light projection area; on the high-beam setting, forward projection distance increases 1.4 times.

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Comfortable Ergonomics 

The Ninja 1000’s relaxed riding position was designed to accommodate everything from city riding to touring to sport riding. This blend of comfort and control allows the rider to enjoy a variety of riding situations. Relatively upright position (compared to supersport models) offers both control and comfort. Separate, raised handlebars contribute to the sporty, comfortable riding position. The handlebar stays are mounted to the fork tube tops, which extend above the upper triple clamp.

5-way adjustable clutch and brake levers can be set to suit the size of the rider’s hands, contributing to rider comfort. Mirrors are positioned 20 mm farther outward and have a greater range of movement, offering easier adjustability.

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Comfortable Seats

Both rider and passenger seats deliver increased comfort. The redesigned rider seat has a wider seat area, offering greater support, and enabling longer stretches at time without having to stop due to discomfort.

The passenger seat is longer (+25 mm), with 3 mm thicker urethane padding and a design that swells at the front (25 mm thicker) to help keep tandem riders from sliding forward, all contributing to increased passenger comfort. Dampers on the underside of the seat help reduce vibration. Ergonomically sculpted passenger grips are easy to hold and are naturally positioned, contributing to passenger comfort.

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Exhaust System

The exhaust system features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout. Silencer end-caps create a quad-style image. Joint pipes linking the exhaust headers contribute to increased feeling and response at all rpm. Revisions to the main and pre-catalysers contribute to cleaner emissions, ensuring Euro 4 regulations are cleared. Thanks to the under-engine pre-chamber, silencer volume could be kept to 3 litres each and silencer weight to 3,500 g each, greatly contributing to mass centralisation and a lower centre of gravity.

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Front Suspension

The direct handling of the Ninja 1000 can be largely attributed to the suspension settings. the bike responds quickly to rider input and soaks up bumps and ruts.

41mm inverted front forks feature stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preloas adjustability.

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Rear Suspension

The rear shock features rebound and preload adjustablity. Load the bike up with a pillion and luggage and then easily adjust the rear suspension via the remote adjuster.

Revised shock settings and linkage ratio offer suppler suspension action for improved bump absorption and firmer cushioning. The new linkage also results in a lower seat height (820 mm >> 815 mm).


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Front and Rear Brakes

The Ninja 1000 features Tokico monobloc calipers.  Achieving the ideal braking characteristics required a redefinition of what Kawasaki’s “ideal” braking was to be.  Where the previous model offered very linear brake power application, the brakes on the Ninja 1000 have a firm initial touch, followed by a controlled increase in brake force.

  • 300mm twin front brake petal discs are gripped by 4-piston radial mounted monobloc calipers.
  • The rear brake features a single piston, pin-slide caliper gripping a 250mm petal disc.
  • See KIBS for more details on the Ninja 1000 brakes

Everyday Versatility

With a relaxed riding position that can accommodate everything from city riding to touring to sport riding, and numerous bike-life-enhancing features, the Ninja 1000 complements its street riding excitement with a depth not available on Super-Naked or supersport models.

Touring and two-up potential is increased thanks to the genuine luggage accessories, comfortable seats and easy adjustability. The Ninja 1000's relaxed riding position is designed to accomodate everything from city riding to touring to sport riding. This blend of comfort and control allows the rider to enjoy a variety of riding situations.

  • The wider mirrors and the separate, raised handlebars contribute to the sporty and comfortable riding position.
  • Now that the standard tandem grips are compatible with the clean-mount system, mounting the panniers is as simple as sliding them onto the slots on the grips and the
    pannier supports integrated into tandem footpeg stays.
  • The front and the rear foot pegs are rubber coated for comfort and grip.

(Optional accessory panniers shown in this image)

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Optional Integrated Panniers (Accessory)

Talk to your Kawasaki Dealer about fitting the optional panniers to the Ninja 1000.

The optional panniers requires, colour coded covers, one key lock system and deco strips and fitment.

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Adjustable Windscreen

A new, taller double-bubble windshield also contributes to the increased wind protection. As before, the windshield is adjustable by hand (without tools), with three available positions to suit rider preference.

Adjustment can be done by hand (no tools required) by depressing the release button below the instrument panel.  (Windscreen adjustment should be done with the bike stopped.)

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Large-volume Fuel Tank

19 litre fuel tank offers a substantial touring range. Dynamic fuel tank design with tall upper surface features supersport-style flared edges with a trim shape at the rear, a shape that is easy to grip with the knees. Steel construction facilitates the use of a magnetic tank bag



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Candy Lime Green / Metallic Carbon Gray

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Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Graphite Gray

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Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 1,043 cm³
Bore and Stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Sealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
1st 2.600 (39/15)
2nd 1.950 (39/20)
3rd 1.600 (24/15)
4th 1.389 (25/18)
5th 1.238 (26/21)
6th 1.107 (31/28)
Final reduction ratio 2.733 (41/15)
Clutch Assist and Slipper, Wet Multi-Plate Manual
Type Aluminium twin-tube
Wheel travel:
Front 120 mm
Rear 144 mm
Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake) 24.5°
Trail 102 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 31° / 31°
Front 41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged rear shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Front: Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Caliper Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston with ABS
Rear: Single 250 mm petal disc
Caliper Single-piston with ABS
Overall length 2,100 mm
Overall width 790 mm
Overall height 1,185 mm / 1,235 mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Seat height 815 mm
Curb mass 235 kg (includes full fuel tank and all fluids at correct levels)
Fuel capacity 19 L
Maximum power 105 kW @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque 111 N-m @ 7,300 rpm
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Candy Lime Green / Metallic Carbon Gray Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Graphite Gray


The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.

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Accessories for ZX1000WHF 2017 NINJA 1000 ABS

Aluminium Cover (Black)

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Aluminium plate - Black Anodized.

Aluminium cover (silver)

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Aluminium plate for KLZ1000 - Silver Anadized


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For optimal riding comfort for the pillion passenger. Features a faux leather stitched cover with a qualilty feel.


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Baseplate for 47L topcase.


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Top case bracket


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* Advanced race proven formula designed for both on and off-road applications * Ultimate protection for your drive system from rust, corrosion, and premature wear * Super tacky formula resists "fling off" * Safe for O-ring and non O-ring chain types * 14 OZ (395g)


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* High gloss formula specifically developed for the Powersports industry * Wipe down cleaner coats plastic, fiberglass and painted surfaces * Restores showroom shine in a few quick wipes * Makes cleaning process fast, simple and effortless * Leaves a clear coat film for extended protection against the elements * 12 US FLOZ (355mL)


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* Full strength engine coolant (not pre-diluted) * T-Triazole for maximum corrosion protection in aluminium cooling systems * Contains foam and rust inhibitors


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Cover set 999940422660 (Metallic Spark Black) for pannier set.


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Metallic Spark Black cover for the 47L Topcase.


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Deco Stripe Candy Lime Green Type 3

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Deco stripe kit for pannier kit set 99994-0421. (CANDY LIME GREEN TYPE 3)


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DECO STRIPE KIT 660 Metallic Spark Black for pannier cases 99994-0536.


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* The All-In-One Detailer that cleanes shines and protects all painted surfaces, chrome parts, windshields and plastics * Carnauba wax formulation provides a deep show-like shine making your vehicles painted surfaces come to life * Easy spray applicator * 12 US FLOZ (355mL)

Engine slider

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Kawasaki engine sliders that are easy to mount and give extra protection for the bike.


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* Performs consistently over a broad range of temperatures * Meets all DOT 3/4 specs for universal application

GPS Bracket

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Solid, easy to install bracket for your navigation system. With rubber bushes to protect your GPS system from vibrations. Fits all common current navigation systems.


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* Multi-purpose extreme pressure, lithium complex grease which imparts superior high and low temperature characteristics and chemical stability * High tensile strength provides durability under heavy loads, resists mechanical breakdown and water "wash-out" * Offers excellent rust & oxidation protection and is highly compatible with seals * 16 OZ (454g)

Heated Grips

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-Heated grips with adjustable heat level. -LED display to show selected heat level. -All hardware and wiring included for plug and play installation. -With automatic battery saver function.


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This nylon interior bag set (2 bags) keeps everything in place. They make it easy to carry luggage from the pannier cases. Comes with a mesh separator, handles and a carrying strap.


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Inner Bag for 47L topcase

Lock Cylinder (for Topcase) - Type B

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This system features the One-Key System, so you can conveniently open the topcase using your ignition key. BE ADVISED: The 1400GTR is shipped with either a 'Type A' or 'Type B' ignition key. Please check and confirm which key type you have before ordering the appropriate Lock Cylinder.

Lock set for Panniers (2 LOCKS)

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Allows for pannier locks to be programmed to the Bikes ignition key.


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Cover set for pannier set 99994-0421 (CANDY LIME GREEN TYPE3)

Pannier fitting kit

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Pannier fitting kit

Pannier Set (only) Requires 5 parts to complete

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Quick release 56 litre pannier system that will hold most full-face helmets. Panniers attach to design handgrips and footrest and give a clean sporty look when removed. Bike ignition key also fits pannier locks. Narrow mounting width of just 92.5cm. (Can not be combined with topcase) System requiries the purchase 1: Panniers 2: Pannier Cover Set (Colour) 3: Deco Colour Strip 4: Lock Cylinder Set 5: Bag Fitting Kit.


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* Unique formula breaksdown dirt, grime and oils while gently protecting paint and other delicate finishes * Safe on plastics, carbon fiber, paint, anodizing, aluminum, titanium, rubber * Biodegradable cleaning formula * Contains no harmful acids, CFC's or solvents * Will not harm seals or brake pads * Spray on, wash off, go ride * 32 US FLOZ (946mL)

Single seat cover

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Enhance the sporting appearance of the bike! All factory standard colours available. Replaces the passenger seat. *Can not be used in conjunction with a top case and top case bracket.

Single Seat Cowling

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Enhance the sporting appearance of the bike! All factory standard colours available. Replaces the passenger seat. *Can not be used in conjunction with a top case and top case bracket.


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Rugged nylon constructionn with reinforced foam body and lid to hold shape even when empty. Mounts to rear seat easily with hook & loop straps and is removable only be key release of seat. Expandable feature adds approx 7.6cm of verticle storage capacity. Reflective piping for night conspicuity and "Ninja" logo for style. (over seas model shown)


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* Top quality gel-resin self-adhesive tank protector * Semi-transparent allowing the original tank colour to show through * 1-part shape with European Z1000SX logo

Tank pad (Black logo)

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Top quality gel-resin self-adhesive tank protector. Semi-transparent allowing the original tank colour to show through. 1-part shape with Z1000SX logo. Logo in Black.

Tank Pad (No SX logo)

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Top quality gel-resin self-adhesive tank protector. Semi-transparent allowing the original tank colour to show through.

Top case 47L

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Please note that the Topcase unfortunately cannot be used in combination with panniers. Top case providing a spacious 47 litres of storage space. Will fit two of most full face helmets. Matching cover in bike color to be ordered separately, as well as the anodized aluminium deco plate. Bracket has lateral movement damping mechanism for improved reliablity. This system features the One-Key System, so you can conveniently open the topcase using your ignition key. Requires 6 parts for ZX1000 Ninja MY17-: 1- Topcase 47L 2- Topcase Bracket 999940902 3- Baseplate 999940662 4- Topcase Cover (in bike color) 5- Aluminium Deco Plate (Silver or Black anodized) 6- Lock Cylinder 999940528 Optional: 7- Backrest pad

Windshield Smoke

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Standard shape smoke windshield for protection and improved looks