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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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 (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.
KQS - KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER
KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) enables clutchless up- and downshifts.
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner.
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.
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 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 contributes to an enhanced motorcycling experience by enabling riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly.
Exclusive on this version:
Akrapovic Carbon Exhaust
Give your Ninja 1000SX a sportier look with the Akrapovic slip-on exhaust. This lightweight carbon slip-on system offers great performance. (Designed to be used together with pannier system)
Clean-Mount Pannier System 2x28L
The Quick-Release 56 litre (2x 28 L) Pannier System will even fit most full-face helmets. Panniers attach to the factory handgrips and give a clean look when removed. One-Key System, enabling the bike ignition key to also fit the pannier locks.
Pillion Seat Cover
Stylish seat cover to enhance the sporty appearance of the bike. Replaces the passenger seat.
Large Smoke Windscreen
Large Smoke Windscreen, designed to provide additional rider comfort and styling.
This screen is approximately 24 mm higher than the standard mounted windscreen.
Heated grips with three levels, integrated ON/OFF switch and integrated LED heat level indicator.
Universal Phone Mount Kit
Developed in conjunction with SP Connect the kit consists of a Clutch Mount, Anti-vibration module and a Universal Phone Clamp. Suits most mobile phones; Simply pull out the crown, screw it tight, and then push the crown back in to lock your phone in place. While remaining fully operable, your phone can now be attached to or detached from the mount in seconds.
DC 12V Outlet
12 Volt power socket kit with protective rubber cap.
Top quality gel-resin self-adhesive tank protector. Semi-transparent allowing the original tank colour to show through.
Stylish high-density black ABS plastic frame slider pads with aluminium insert and Kawasaki logo. Gives extra protection for bodywork.
Transparant scratch resistant display film to protect the display screen against scratches and damages.