Friday, 2 December 2011

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS Preview

The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has just launched its new sportstouring machine in Australia, with the 2011 Ninja 1000 ABS priced from AU$16,999 plus on-road costs. Powered 

The 2011 Ninja 1000 is therefore fitted with a 1043cc inline four-cylinder engine outputting 136hp (101kW) and 110 Nm (81 lb.ft.), as well as with Z1000's aluminium frame, plus the same suspension and brakes. 

The major difference, however, is that it adds a full fairing, mounts for panniers/top box, a three-way manually adjustable windscreen and a larger 19-liter (5 US gallons) fuel tank.

“Like the original from 1986, the new Ninja 1000 offers an alluring blend of capability and technology, from the very latest racetrack components, to astounding engine and chassis performance, to cutting-edge styling that’ll stop you in your tracks,” a company statement reads.

The new Ninja 1000 ABS will be offered in two colours, Candy Lime Green with Ebony or just plain Ebony, and will be available with a host of optional touring accessories.

The 2011 Ninja 1000 main features, as released by Kawasaki, are listed below:

  • 1,043cc inline-four with DFI offers serious torque
  • Lightweight aluminum frame is narrow and tuned to transmit optimal feedback to the rider
  • Fully adjustable inverted front fork has settings designed for sporty performance and ride quality
  • Placement of horizontal back-link rear suspension contributes to mass centralization
  • Radial-mounted front brake calipers combine with the radial-pump front brake master cylinder to offer superb control and feel
  • Sleek, supersport styling gives the Ninja 1000 a distinctive look
  • Relaxed, upright riding position contributes to all-day comfort
  • Larger fuel capacity offers substantial range
  • Windscreen is adjustable to three positions, allowing for optimum wind and weather protection

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