2019 NINJA 1000







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Ninja Sports Touring

The polished Ninja 1000 offers the comfort and convenience to for sport riding enthusiasts to take their seductively styled machines touring.

Smooth power delivery and extremely composed handling, the NINJA 1000 model features outstanding touring performance. Efficient wind protection, superb comfort and the clean-mount pannier system.

Loaded with the latest electronics technology that Kawasaki has to offer, the Ninja 1000 is equipped to meet a wide range of rider needs.


Sport and Touring Blended

  • 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 1,043 cm³ 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
  • Tall Double Bubble Adjustable Windscreen
  • Wide Fairing for Wind Protection

Sharp Ninja Styling

All-new bodywork includes a much sharp front cowl with a close resemblance to Kawasaki’s Ninja supersport models. 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 and wind protection
  • Sharp, compact design of the LED headlamps contributes to the Ninja 1000’s fierce expression.
  • Wide fairings offering good wind protection.
  • Front turn signals are built into to the fairings. 
  • Rider and Passenger seats are comfortable
  • 5-way adjustable clutch lever.

Power Mode Selection

A choice of Full Power or Low Power modes allows riders to set power delivery to suit preference and conditions; the right power at the right time.

Instrument Panel

Display functions include: odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range, current and average fuel consumption, external temperature, coolant temperature, clock, Economical Riding Indicator, Large analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other. 

Cool Air System

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 is a feature for rider comfort on the 2018 Ninja 1000.

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)

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. 
  • Smooth power delivery.

Great Sound

Designed specifically so that the acceleration could be enjoyed aurally as well as physically, the carefully crafted sound of the intake is a key component.

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)

A compact Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) that gives a clear 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.

KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)

Three modes cover a wide range of riding conditions; enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Feedback from the IMU enables more precise control.

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.

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). This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever pull when operating the clutch.

LED Headlamps

Dual LED headlamps (each featuring low and high beams, as well as a LED position lamp) for excellent brightness. 

Comfortable Ergonomics

The Ninja 1000’s relaxed riding position was designed to accommodate everything from city riding to touring to sport riding. 

Comfortable Seats

The rider and passenger seats deliver touring comfort. The passenger seat is filled with urethane padding and a design that swells at the front (25 mm thicker) to help keep tandem riders from sliding forward.

Exhaust System

The exhaust system features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout. Silencer end-caps create a quad-style image. Euro 4 regulations compliant.

Adjustable Windscreen

A tall double-bubble windshield for great wind protection. The windshield is adjustable by hand, without tools. Three positions to suit rider preference (windscreen adjustment should be done with the bike stopped).

Large-volume fuel tank

19 litre fuel tank offers a substantial touring range. Dynamic fuel tank design with tall upper surface featuring supersport-style flared edges.

Front Suspension

The direct handling of the Ninja 1000 can be largely attributed to the suspension settings. 41mm inverted front forks feature stepless compression, rebound damping and spring preload adjustability.

Rear Suspension

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


Front and Rear Brakes

The Ninja 1000 features Tokico monobloc calipers.  The brakes on the Ninja 1000 have a firm initial touch, followed by a controlled increase in brake force.

Panniers - Accessory

Talk to your Kawasaki Dealer about fitting the optional panniers to the Ninja 1000 for the full Touring experience.

Everyday Versatility

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 wider mirrors and the separate, raised handlebars for a comfortable riding position.
  • The front and the rear foot pegs are rubber coated for comfort and grip.

(Accessory Panniers shown in this image)

Metallic Spark Black with Metallic Graphite Gray

Stormcloud Blue with Metallic Matte Carbon Grey
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ModelNinja 1000 (ZX1000WKF)
Engine TypeIn-line 4-cylinder, liquid- cooled.
Displacement1,043 cm³
Bore x Stroke77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression Ratio11.8:1
Valve SystemDOHC 16 valve
Fuel SystemDFI 4 X 38 mm with oval sub throttles
IgnitionTCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission6-speed with Positive Neutral finder and Assist and Slipper Clutch
Suspension - front41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension - rearHorizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability
Wheel travel - f/r120/138 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Brakes - frontDual 300 mm semi-floating petal discs with radial mounted, monobloc, opposed 4-Piston callipers and ABS
Brakes - rearSingle 250 mm petal disc with Single-Piston calliper and ABS
Wheels Size-front rear3.50-17.0 6.00-17.0
Tyre Size-front rear120/70-ZR17 Tubeless 190/50-ZR17 Tubeless
L x W x H2,105 x 790 x 1,170 - 1,230 mm
Wheelbase1,445 mm
Seat height820 mm
Fuel capacity19.0 litres
Curb Mass231 kg
Max Power104.5 kW @ 10,000 rpm
Max Torque111.0 N.m @ 7,300 rpm
Colour/sMetallic Spark Black with Metallic Graphite Grey or Stormcloud Blue with Metallic Matte Carbon Grey
Warranty24 Months Unlimited Kilometres

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