- Kawasaki launches the new Ninja 1000SX
- Rs 50,000 more expensive than outgoing model
- Gets a restyled fairing and a new Bluetooth-enabled TFT display
Kawasaki has launched the new 2020 edition of its litre-class sport tourer, the Ninja 1000SX, in India. The motorcycle has been priced at Rs 10.79 lakh (ex-showroom) which makes it dearer by Rs 50,000 over the outgoing model. To justify that premium, it gets a BS6-compliant engine and several other updates.
The styling of the Ninja 1000 has received subtle changes in the form of a redesigned front fascia and fairing. Kawasaki has also done away with the quad exhaust setup in the favour of a single canister which has helped in weight saving. For a better touring experience, the motorcycle also features a more upright windscreen while the pillion seat is also tweaked for better comfort.
The new Ninja 1000SX gets a pair of sharp LED headlamps and an LED tail lamp. The instrumentation now comprises of a 4.3-inch full-colour TFT display which can be paired with the rider’s smartphone via Bluetooth. While the console itself shows a host of information, loads of data can also be viewed on a dedicated smartphone application, ‘Rideology The App.’ Other features in the motorcycle include electronic cruise control, three modes of traction control, two power modes, quick shifter, anti-lock brake system and cornering management function.
The new Ninja 1000SX is powered by the same 1,043cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four cylinder engine, but it has been tweaked for more constrained emissions. Although Kawasaki hasn’t revealed its power figures, they are likely to be the same as before – 140bhp at 10,000rpm and 111Nm at 7,300rpm. For a better grip on the road, Kawasaki has also employed Bridgestone’s Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres.
Bookings for the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX has begun at all authorised dealerships across India while deliveries will also commence soon.