Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX gets one single-sided exhaust
Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX was showcased at the 2019 edition of EICMA which is going strong in Milan, Italy. There are no hard changes made to the design of the bike, However, Ninja 1000SX gets some additional electronics and a new connected instrument cluster.
In terms of comfort changes, the windscreen is now a 4-level adjustable unit along with more comfortable seats. Rearview mirrors are larger for better visibility of rear traffic and 5-level adjustable clutch for all kinds of hands. The worst update is the single-sided exhaust from the awesome dual exhaust. Bad Kawasaki. Ninja 1000SX also saves 2 kg, maybe by removing that extra exhaust. The fairings are bigger than the old model which helps in dissipating engine heat.
Powering the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX is a 1043cc inline 4-cylinder engine which is now BS6/Euro 5 compliant. This motor belts out 140bhp at 10,000rpm and 111Nm twisting force now peaking at lower 8000rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission via an assist and slipper clutch.
Ninja 1000SX retains all the electronic aids from 1000 including two power modes (140bhp and 98bhp), three-level traction control system along with IMU-based cornering ABS. There are four riding modes – Sport, Road, Rain, and Rider (custom). In addition to these, the new bike gets cruise control and two-way quickshifter.
What Kawasaki is doing to all its bikes is adding new 4.3-inch full-colour TFT display which can be connected via Kawasaki’s Rideology mobile app. Riders, especially geeks, can get access to vehicle info, ride logs, and other settings via the app.
Suspension and Brakes are carried forward from the old bike. A fully adjustable 41mm USD up front and a gas-charged monoshock at the rear do the job. Speaking of brakes, there are twin-300mm petal discs with 4-piston callipers at the front and 250mm rear petal disc. The 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres which are developed for incredible grip in both dry and wet roads.
In India, Kawasaki retails Ninja 1000 at a price of Rs 10.29 lakh ex-showroom. If the Japanese company makes up its mind to launch the new update in India, which we think they will due to emission norms, it will get a price of around Rs 50,000. At present Ninja 1000 comes via the CKD route which explains the competitive price.
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