2021 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX

Best of Both Worlds

starting from £11,299

The Ninja 1000SX has character without compromise. Infused with the Ninja spirit craved by discerning solo sportbike riders, the Ninja 1000SX takes the concept further with SX sport touring versatility to share with a fellow traveller. From traction control to cruise control, the Ninja 1000SX has the tech for the ride.

Key Features

Clean-Mount Pannier System

The mounting system for the accessory panniers allows the panniers to be attached and removed very simply, contributing to increased convenience. Seamlessly integrating the panniers with the rear of the bike, the clean-mount system positions the panniers close to the bike centreline, its clean clutter-free design ensuring the rear of the bike still looks good with the panniers removed.

Sportier, More Dynamic Styling

Revisions to the fairings, and an all-new single-sided muffler give the Ninja 1000SX sportier, more dynamic styling that reflects its sport riding potential and contributes to a stronger Ninja family image. All-LED lighting adds a highclass touch.

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)

Complementing the Ninja 1000SX’s exhilarating engine character, the quick shifter enables clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and quick and easy deceleration.

Bridgestone’s Latest Sport Tyres

Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres contribute to lighter handling, while offering enhanced grip in both dry and wet conditions, which translates to greater rider confidence and enjoyment.

Smartphone Connectivity

A Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.

Excellent Wind Protection

Wind protection afforded by the full-fairing bodywork is complemented by a new windshield with four available positions. As before, the windshield is adjustable by hand (without tools).

Increased Seat Comfort

The thicker, wider rider and passenger seats deliver increased comfort, facilitating longer hours in the saddle. The rear seat cushion is wider than its base, offering a greater surface area. Furthermore, a host of accessory seat options are available to cater to rider and passenger needs and preference.

Exhilarating In-line Four Engine

The powerful 1,043 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four engine pulls strongly from all rpm and does not let up before the redline. The engine delivers superb response, a strong mid-range hit and an intoxicating intake howl – every twist of the throttle rewards the rider with a physically and aurally exhilarating sensation. In addition to cleaner emissions for 2020, a change to Electronic Throttle Valves enables the addition of Electronic Cruise Control, while also contributing to smooth power delivery.

Single-Sided Muffler

All-new exhaust 1 system has a 4-into-2-into pre-chamberinto- 1 arrangement, contributing to the Ninja 1000SX’s enhanced sporty looks. The singlesided muffler arrangement saves approximately 2 kg in weight.

Electronic Cruise Control

Kawasaki’s cruise control system allows a desired speed to be maintained with the simple press of a button. Once activated, the rider does not have to constantly apply the throttle. This reduces stress on the right hand when traveling long distances, enabling relaxed cruising and contributing to a high level of riding comfort.

TFT Colour Instrumentation

The compact new all-digital TFT colour instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, highgrade appearance. The new meter also offers additional features unavailable on the previous model.

Composed, Sporty Handling

The Ninja 1000SX’s highly rigid aluminium frame offers a high degree of mass centralisation, offering a balance of agility and firm handling. The bike responds quickly to rider input, while offering an excellent ability to soak up bumps and ruts. Highly composed, the Ninja 1000SX’s superb straight-line stability and its planted feeling in corners make it easy to spend long hours in the saddle.

Technology

ERGO-FIT


ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine. Genuine Kawasaki Accessories may need to be purchased for certain Ergo Fit adjustments.

KIBS


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.

ABS


ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension


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

Electronic Throttle Valves


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

KCMF


KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner.

KQS - Kawasaki Quick Shifter


KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) enables clutchless up- and downshifts

IMU


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.

Assist & Slipper Clutch


Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

KTRC (3-mode)


3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki's most advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a variety of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

Power Modes


Power Mode selection allows engine power delivery to be changed to suit the riding situation.

Electronic Cruise Control


Electronic Cruise Control allows vehicle speed to be fixed. Rider support technology that helps reduce rider fatigue on long trips and contributes to increased touring comfort.

Economical Riding Indicator


The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

Smartphone Connectivity


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

Available Colours

Emerald Blazed Green / Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Graphite Grey Metallic Moondust Grey / Metallic Diablo Black Metallic Carbon Grey / Metallic Diablo Black

Specification

Engine

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 1,043 cm³
Bore x stroke 77 x 56 mm
Compression ratio 11:8:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø38 mm
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single ø250 mm disc. Caliper: single-piston
Suspension, front ø41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged rear shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Performance & Transmission

Maximum power 104.5 kW {142 PS} / 10,000 rpm
Fuel consumption 5.8 l/100 km
Power down kit 85 kW Available
CO2 emission 135 g/km
Maximum torque 111 N•m {11.3 kgf•m} / 8,000 rpm
Fuel consumption 85 kW kit 6 l/100 km
CO2 emission 85 kW kit 138 g/km
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear Ratios 2nd 1.950 (39/20)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.600 (24/15)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.389 (25/18)
Gear Ratios 5th 1.238 (26/21)
Gear Ratios 6th 1.107 (31/28)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame & Dimensions

Frame type Twin-tube, aluminium
Trail 98 mm
Wheel travel front 120 mm
Wheel travel rear 144 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
L x W x H 2,100 x 825 x 1,190 (1,225 mm high position screen) mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground clearance 135 mm
Fuel capacity 19 litres
Seat height 835 mm
Curb mass 235 kg