The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX is the most affordable motorcycle with an inline four-cylinder engine on sale in India. However, as an overall product, it’s as premium and desirable as it can get. That’s what we found out during our stint with the bike. You can read our take on the Ninja 1000 SX here. For now, let’s take a look at some of its most eye-catchy pictures from our review.
Starting with the styling, it boasts a traditional Ninja design with a combative stance comprising sharp cuts and creases. The fairing has a layered structure with a dual-tone finish making it look quite busy.
It’s not form over function as the raked windscreen can also be adjusted to a more upright position for better wind protection. But how good is the wind deflection though? Read the full review to find out.
The motorcycle is also a typical litre-class when it comes to features. You get all the goodies at your disposal including cornering ABS, traction control, a two-way quick shifter, and three riding modes.
All the electronics can be monitored and fiddled with through a full-colour TFT instrument cluster. It gets Bluetooth connectivity and two display options.
The real party piece is the engine of the motorcycle. This 1,043cc, inline four-cylinder engine is a gem of a mill which is buttery smooth and tractable. It’s easily manageable in the city while profoundly potent on the highway.
It churns out 142bhp and 111Nm of peak torque. While it can stay under 3,000rpm without any fuss in traffic, there’s a relentless and ballistic surge of acceleration beyond 4,000rpm.
It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels that are suspended by inverted forks and a monoshock. While the former gets compression, rebound, and preload adjustability, the latter can only be tweaked for rebound and preload.
Besides all the aforementioned traits, one aspect that makes it incredibly desirable is its ex-showroom price tag of Rs 11.86 lakh.