2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 comes with ergonomic improvements over its predecessor with the 1.043 cc engine remaining the same
Earlier this year, Kawasaki took the market by storm as it launched a slew of new products such as the Z900, Z650 replacing ER-6N, new Ninja 650 and the entry-level popular Ninja 300 were introduced along with the savvy ZX10RR.
Much to the delight of the high-end premium bike enthusiasts, Kawasaki has now entered the new Ninja 1000 in the domestic market at a price of Rs. 9.98 lakh (ex-showroom).
20 units of this locally assembled high-end motorcycle at Chakan are available right now. Bookings have begun already with deliveries commencing soon from 13 of its nationwide dealers. It is mechanically similar to the outgoing model in plenty of ways but the twist in the tale is its market positioning as a sports tourer rather than a performance-obsessed sportsbike rivalling Suzuki GSX-S1000F and BMW R1200RS.
The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 derives power from the same 1,043 cc in-line four-cylinder engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 140 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 11 Nm of peak torque developed at 7,300 rpm. It complies with the stringent BS-IV standards while already sticking by the Euro 4 norms.
Despite using the similar engine, Kawasaki has worked its way into ensuring reduced vibration as there is a secondary balancer on the crankshaft right now. Moreover, adjustments on the ECU front meant that the engine has been more perfected. The Japanese manufacturer also concentrated on improving the ergonomic factor and thus new design have been introduced on to the upcoming Ninja 1000.
For instance, the instrument console is brand new and gets a multi-functional LCD interface with gear shift indicator and a bigger analogue tachometer. It features new windscreen for better protection during high speeds, five-way adjustable clutch level and wider fairings as well. Several high standard technologies will be offered in the new Ninja 1000 and they are derived from the monstrous ZX-10R.
It includes Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), six-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, etc. Kawasaki will let the rider choose the behaviour of the Ninja 1000 with the help of three different riding modes.