The Ninja 1000SX has character without compromise. Infused with the Ninja spirit craved by discerning solo sportbike riders, the Ninja 1000SX takes the concept further with SX sport touring versatility to share with a fellow traveler. From traction control to cruise control, the Ninja 1000SX has the tech for the ride.

Supersport Seduction

Engine and chassis tuned for maximum riding excitement are complemented by sporty, dynamic styling.

Sporty, Dynamic Ninja Styling

Supersport-style full-fairing bodywork gives the Ninja 1000SX a distinct, head-turning look. Sharp, edgy fairings, and a single-sided muffler contribute sporty, dynamic styling that reflects its sport riding potential and contributes to a strong Ninja family image. All-LED lighting adds a high-class touch.

Exhilarating In-line Four Engine

Powerful 1,043 cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four engine pulls strongly from all rpm and does not let up before the redline. The engine delivers superb response, a strong mid-range hit and an intoxicating intake howl – every twist of the throttle rewards the rider with a physically and aurally exhilarating sensation.

Composed, Sport Handling

The Ninja 1000SX’s highly rigid aluminium frame offers a high degree of mass centralisation, offering a balance of agility and firm handling. The bike responds quickly to rider input, while offering an excellent ability to soak up bumps and ruts. Highly composed, the Ninja 1000SX’s superb straight-line stability and its planted feeling in corners make it easy to spend long hours in the saddle.

Supersport Components

A number of supersport-style components contribute to the Ninja 1000SX’s sport riding potential. An inverted front fork and Horizontal Back-link rear suspension are complemented by a supersport-style brake package, including triple brake discs, radial-mount monobloc calipers and radial-pump front brake master cylinder.

Light handling, enhanced grip

BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 tyres contribute to lighter handling, while offering enhanced grip in both dry and wet conditions, which translates to greater rider confidence and enjoyment.

Kawasaki Quick Shifter

Complementing the Ninja 1000SX’s exhilarating engine character, the quick shifter enables clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and quick and easy deceleration.

Around the Corner, or Weekend Escape

An upright riding position, manageable power delivery, and confidence-inspiring handling offer the versatility for daily riding, while outstanding seat comfort, Electronic Cruise Control, and a host of accessories make it easy to escape for the weekend.

Make Every Ride a Breeze

Wind protection afforded by the full-fairing bodywork is complemented by a windshield with four available positions. Conveniently, the windshield is adjustable by hand (without tools).Non-current colour shown

Relaxed & Comfortable

Offering both control and comfort, the Ninja 1000SX’s relaxed riding position was designed to accommodate everything from city riding to touring to sport riding. This blend of comfort and control allows the rider to enjoy a variety of riding situations.

Seat Comfort

Thick, wide rider and passenger seats deliver a high level of comfort, facilitating long hours in the saddle. A host of accessory seat options are available to cater to rider and passenger needs and preference.Non-current colour shown

Easily Attach & Remove

The mounting system for the accessory panniers* allows the panniers to be attached and removed very simply, contributing to increased convenience. Seamlessly integrating the panniers with the rear of the bike, the clean-mount system positions the panniers close to the bike centreline, its clean clutter-free design ensuring the rear of the bike still looks good with the panniers removed.*Sold separately as Kawasaki Genuine Accessory.

Relaxed Cruising

Kawasaki’s cruise control system allows a desired speed to be maintained with the simple press of a button.

Enhanced comfort or More Personalised Look

Contributing to the Ninja 1000SX’s touring performance, a number of Kawasaki genuine accessories are available: panniers (28 litres), top case (47 litres), multiple seat options, large windshield, grip heaters, power outlets, and much more.Non-current colour shown

Next-level Technology

Complementing an IMU-enhanced electronics package, the Ninja 1000SX is equipped with integrated Riding Modes, and 4.3” all-digital TFT colour instrumentation with smartphone connectivity.

Kawasaki Cornering Management Function

Using the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s advanced modelling software and feedback from a compact IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner – from entry, through the apex, to corner exit – modulating brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transition from acceleration to braking and back again.

Kawasaki TRaction Control

Three modes cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate low-traction surfaces with confidence.

Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System

Kawasaki’s supersport-grade brake management system uses high-precision control to regulate brake pressure during sporty riding. KIBS also incorporates corner braking management, modulating brake force to assist riders in holding their intended line through the corner.

A Mode for Every Road

Integrated riding modes link Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) and Power Modes to offer varying traction control and power delivery settings to suit different riding conditions. Sport mode enables sporty riding for winding roads. Road mode offers comfortable riding over a wide range of conditions. Rain mode delivers reassurance over wet surfaces. Rider (manual) mode lets you set each system independently.

TFT Colour Instrumentation

The compact 4.3” all-digital TFT (thin-film transistor) colour instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech appearance. The screen’s background colour is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light.

Get Connected

A Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.*RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.


  • Maximum Power

    104.5 kW {142 PS} / 10,000 rpm

  • Maximum Torque

    111.0 Nm {11.3 kgfm} / 8,000 rpm

  • Engine

    4-stroke In-Line Four

  • Displacement

    1,043 cc

  • Bore x Stroke

    77.0 × 56.0 mm

  • Compression Ratio


  • Valve System

    DOHC, 16 valves

  • Fuel System

    Fuel injection: o38 mm x 4

  • Ignition


  • Starting


  • Cooling


  • Lubrication

    Forced lubrication, wet sump

  • Transmission

    6-speed, return

  • Primary Reduction Ratio

    1.627 (83/51)

  • Gear Ratio: 1st

    2.600 (39/15)

  • Gear Ratio: 2nd

    1.950 (39/20)

  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

    1.600 (24/15)

  • Gear Ratio: 4th

    1.389 (25/18)

  • Gear Ratio: 5th

    1.238 (26/21)

  • Gear Ratio: 6th

    1.107 (31/28)

  • Final Reduction Ratio

    2.733 (41/15)

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Final Drive



  • Frame

    Twin-tube, aluminium

  • Front Suspension

    o41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

  • Rear Suspension

    Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged shock with rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability

  • Front Wheel Travel

    120 mm

  • Rear Wheel Travel

    144 mm

  • Rake


  • Trail

    98 mm

  • Steering Angle (L/R)

    31? / 31?

  • Front Tyre

    120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

  • Rear Tyre

    190/50ZR17M/C (73W)

  • Front Brake/s

    Dual semi-floating o300 mm discs

  • Front Caliper/s

    Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston

  • Rear Brake

    o250 mm disc

  • Rear Caliper



  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

    2,100 × 825 × 1,225/1,190 mm (high/low)

  • Wheelbase

    1,440 mm

  • Road Clearance

    135 mm

  • Seat Height

    835 mm

  • Curb Mass

    235 kg

  • Fuel Capacity

    19 litres

  • Model Code


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