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Kawasaki Ninja 1000

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is a super bike available at a starting price of Rs. 11,98,000 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 2 colours. It is powered by a 1043 cc BS-VI engine. It comes with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,043 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight238 kg

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Ninja 1000 SX

 11,98,000Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Summary

Ninja 1000 key highlights

Engine Capacity 1,043 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 238 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 19 litres
Seat Height 835 mm
Max Power 140.13 bhp

About Ninja 1000

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is a super bike available at a starting price of Rs. 11,98,000 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 2 colours. The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is powered by 1043cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 140.13 bhp and a torque of 111 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Kawasaki Ninja 1000 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Ninja 1000 bike weighs 238 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 19 liters.

India Kawasaki Motors has launched the 2022 Ninja 1000SX in our market. The 2022 iteration of the litre-class sports tourer is available in two colours – Emerald Blazed Green and Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray.

The changes to the 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX are limited to cosmetic upgrades in the form of new paint options. The mechanical specifications and the feature list, on the other hand, remain unchanged. Thus, the 2022 model retains features such as LED lighting and a 4.3-inch TFT colour instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity. The electronic rider aids continue to feature ABS, cruise control, riding modes (Sport/ Road/ Rain/ Rider), three-level traction control, power modes (Full/Low), quick-shifter, and Kawasaki Cornering Management Function.

The mechanical specifications, too, remain unchanged and the 2022 Ninja 1000SX retains the BS6-compliant 1,043cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 140bhp of power at 10,000rpm and 111Nm of peak torque at 8,000rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox. The hardware on the motorcycle comprises upside-down front forks, a rear mono-shock, twin discs at the front, and a single rotor at the back.
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Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • The 1000cc engine offers outstanding performance
    • Comfortable for long distances
    • Overall ergonomics is very comfortable
  • Could be Better

    • Is slightly heavy for city riding
    • Service reach is limited

BikeWale's Take

The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 might have the aggressive sportsbike looks but it is equally comfortable to ride. The 1043cc in-line four motor is refined enough for peaceful long rides while it packs in ample performance for the adrenaline rush.

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Review

This, the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX, is a brilliant motorcycle. Here’s why.

Introduction

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 .

Why to buy it?

- Potent but accessible performance 

- Comfortable ride 

- Brilliant value 

Why to avoid it?

- Lacks visual drama  

- Might prove heavy for some 

- Windscreen isn’t very effective 

Bottom line: This, the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX, is a brilliant motorcycle. Here’s why.

Let’s say you are in the market for a new 1000cc-plus motorcycle. One that you intend to keep, ride, and make memories with. Let's also say you are on a budget and don’t want to spend a penny over Rs 15 lakh on the road to get one. Now, you might think this is a tough ask, but as it turns out, there are at least four models that fit the bill.

There’s the 1200cc Triumph Speed Twin for those looking at a retro appeal. Then, there’s the Ducati Scrambler 1100 for those who enjoy riding both on-road and off it. There’s also the Harley Davidson Forty-Eight displacing 1200cc for those looking for old school charm. But, if you are looking for a bike that packs in the most value, it has to be the Ninja, the fourth and final motorcycle in our market to displace over 1000cc and cost under 15 lakh. 

Styling and Quality

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This is a 140bhp, 1000cc bike. And exciting specs deserve an exciting design. However, that’s not the case with the 1000SX. Don’t get me wrong; the SX is a good looking motorcycle. The rakish and modern front fairing, in particular, stands out. However, it’s just a bit too upright, a bit too bulky, and not racy enough to draw lustful glances. So, no neighbour’s envy here. 

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Quality levels are par for the course. The painted surfaces look rich, and there are no odd panel gaps or untidy wiring. The buttons work well too, but we would have appreciated a bit more positive feedback to mark the completion of an operation.  

Ergonomics and Comfort

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The Ninja 1000SX is a comfortable motorcycle. No ifs or buts. And it begins with the suspension. Now, the bike might be long, heavy and relatively low, which doesn’t leave much to play with in terms of suspension travel. 

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But, the spring rates and the damping setting on the 1000SX for both the front and rear are beautifully sorted. No matter the road surface - a series of low amplitude bumps, road joints or even unexpected troughs - the Ninja’s ride quality remains cushy, flat and relaxed. But yes, square-edged bumps do hurt it. And so, taking them slowly is something one learns very early. 

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 .

The ergonomics complement the motorcycle’s plush ride. With its relatively tall and wide handlebar, rider’s footrests that aren’t too rear-set or high, and a seat that’s both comfy and large, the 1000SX remains welcoming even after hours of riding. The only catch is its 835mm tall seat height, which might make it difficult for those under six feet to put both their feet firmly on the ground. 

Performance and Handling

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Left Side View

The engine on this Ninja is a 1043cc inline-four. It makes 142bhp and 111Nm of peak torque. Now, the torque might peak at 8,000rpm, but the 1000SX is more than alive and kicking, and in a tearing hurry right from 4,000rpm. 

Whether you are puttering around the city at under 3,000rpm or going hell-for-leather with the engine ready to bounce off the rev-limiter, the engine always sounds purposeful. At slow speeds, it has a don’t-mess-with-me kind of growl. And when you open the taps, it switches to a sweet symphony of a Japanese inline-four. The latter never fails to give you goosebumps. 

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It is a very potent engine too, which seems to have torque everywhere. Open the throttle with enthusiastic intent, and the bike will pick up and hurl you towards the horizon. What’s more, it’s unbelievably tractable. It went from 30kmph to 170kmph before we started running out of the road, in sixth gear, without a step or stutter. It was just one seamless, hold-on-for-your-life unabated acceleration, akin to going from full throttle to take off in a plane, only amplified.  

We did this in Sport mode, which gives the SX a bit more spunk. But, even so, the bike remains surprisingly manageable. The Road mode, meanwhile, works well for commuting and touring, where one might prefer smoothness over alertness. The difference is primarily down to how aggressively the bike responds to throttle inputs. As for the Rain mode, because it was mostly hot and dry, and only slightly wet on one occasion, we skipped that option altogether. 

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The handling, on the other hand, is a mixed bag. At crawling speeds, the Ninja feels slightly cumbersome and disconnected. But, pick up pace, and on straights and around fast open corners, the Ninja feels planted and predictable. It’s easy to find a good rhythm with the motorcycle. 

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Around a sequence of tighter corners, however, the bike does tend to move around a bit. It’s not alarming, but you know you can’t take the Ninja for granted. It’s best, therefore, to trail brake into corners and watch with amazement how an otherwise heavy and soft motorcycle digs its front into the tarmac and keeps its line without effort or drama. Then, of course, you start getting on the throttle, and the bike’s squishiness begins to surface. But, I am sure some of this can be dialled out with the Ninja’s adjustable suspension. 

Features and Technology

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The Ninja 1000 comes with a full-colour TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity and two display options. It throws up info like brake and throttle usage, lean angles achieved, as well as other basic readouts like the trip, distance, and fuel efficiency. The bike gets a tools-free, four-way adjustable front windscreen, which we didn’t find very effective. 

On the other hand, cruise control was a boon on the straight and wide six-lane highways. You can set it, and unless you pull in the clutch or touch the brakes, it stays on. So, you can roll on the throttle for overtakes without cutting out the system, which is quite convenient. 

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The bike gets cornering ABS, apart from a cornering management function that manages the braking to help the rider keep their line when leaning on the brakes in a corner. Furthermore, the SX gets traction control, a fully adjustable front suspension, and a two-way quickshifter. The latter works seamlessly during upshifts but requires the rider to close the throttle at times to make downshifts properly. And, yes, as mentioned earlier, there are three riding modes too.

Fuel Efficiency

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Front View

With a four-cylinder, 1043cc engine, not to mention a 238kg kerb weight, the 1000SX wasn’t made to win fuel efficiency contests. It returned around 18kmpl on our highway run, which dropped to a little under 15kmpl in the city. With a fuel tank capacity of 19 litres, one can expect a highway riding range of a little over 300km, which is pretty good. 

Should you buy it?

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Right Side View

Like we said at the start, the Ninja 1000SX is a brilliant motorcycle. It does almost everything right if you are looking for something fast, easy, and affordable; relatively speaking, of course, for a litre-class bike. It also offers the most bang for your buck in the price and engine capacity class it operates in. Be it horsepower, rider-aids, technology, everyday ride-ability, comfort, and bragging rights; the Ninja 1000SX leads on almost every count. 

So yes, you should get one if it is a litre-class touring motorcycle you want that also doubles up as a daily rider. Plus, it’s an endearing machine. 

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Ninja 1000 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 140.13 bhp @ 10,000 rpm

    Max Torque 111 Nm @ 8,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 1,043 cc

    Cylinders 4

    Bore 77 mm

    Stroke 56 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 11.8:1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 19 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 2.9 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

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    Top Speed These are estimated figures 244 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 190/50 - ZR17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 250 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4-Piston , Rear-Single Piston Calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 - ZR17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 42 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 36 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 42 psi

    Front Suspension ø41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

    Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged rear shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 238 kg

    Overall Length 2,100 mm

    Overall Width 825 mm

    Wheelbase 1,440 mm

    Ground Clearance 135 mm

    Seat Height 835 mm

    Overall Height 1,190 mm

    Chassis Type Twin-tube, Aluminium

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 30000 Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port Optional

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresIntegrated Riding Modes (Sport, Road, Rain)

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Kawasaki Ninja 1000 User Reviews

4.1 7 ratings 4 reviews
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    Maintenance cost

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  •  3Ninja 1000sx balance issues 5 months ago by Murali, Bangalore

    Had it not been for balance issues (drifts to the right due to heavy exhaust) & lack of cooperation from Kawasaki, it is a very good package. Kawasaki will disown the problem & not support you. If this doesn’t bother you, it is a great bike to buy. It is very smooth & i

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    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      20 kmpl

  •  5Value for money machine from team green. 8 months ago by Veeraraghavan N, Ernakulam

    Sold my versys 650 and upgraded to ninja 1000, Kawasaki cochin as always assisted well with purchase. Bike is very smooth, since versys 650 was top heavy i felt ninja1000 more comfortable due to its weight distribution. Heat management is fantastic even in city traffic.

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      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      20 kmpl

  •  5Great superbike 8 months ago by Rakesh, Jaipur

    Great bike, with So much power The ninja 1000 gains an sx suffix to the name, as well as a fairly substantial upgrade, including a euro 5/ bs6-compliant motor. We had the opportunity to take one of these new bikes from mumbai's anzen kawasaki out on a long ride to see w

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      Everything

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      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

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  •  5Controlled beast with better goodies and power. 9 months ago by Dhaval Tandel

    I had test drive recently and oh boy! This is controlled beast. Ride by wire is charm. Anyone who is looking for sports tourer with enough power look no further. I highly recommend to go for test ride. Kawasaki has bullet proof engines and this beauty is no different. W

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      Everything

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      18 kmpl

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FAQs about Kawasaki Ninja 1000

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Kawasaki Ninja 1000 in 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of Kawasaki Ninja 1000 in Delhi is Rs. 13,52,838. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Kawasaki Ninja 1000 or Kawasaki Versys 1000?

    A: Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is priced at Rs. 11,98,000, has a 1043 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 238 kg, whereas, the price of Kawasaki Versys 1000 is Rs. 12,19,000 with a 1043 cc 6 Speed Manualengine, and weighing 255 kg. You can compare Kawasaki Ninja 1000 vs Kawasaki Versys 1000 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Kawasaki Ninja 1000?

    A: Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is available in 2 colours which are Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray and Emerald Blazed Green. You can check all the colour images of Kawasaki Ninja 1000.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Kawasaki Ninja 1000?

    A: Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is a Super bike that weighs 238 kg, has a 1043 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 19 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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