The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 gets a couple of upgrades in the form of a sharper front end which looks to have borrowed cues from the company's latest, more sport-focused offerings. This includes a new broader fairing easy-to-adjust three-position windscreen which Kawasaki claims will offer the rider with increased wind protection.
The new Ninja 1000 also gets LED headlamps which are said to consume a lot less power. The Japs have also pushed the mirrors 20mm farther outward with the aim of improving rear visibility. The pillion seat is now longer (by 25mm) and has got more padding than before. Revised shock settings and linkage ratio are said to offer suppler suspension action for improved bump absorption and firmer cushioning. The new linkage also results in a 5mm lower seating position than before.
What may come as sad news is that mechanically, the Ninja 1000 retains the 1043cc in-line four from the older motorcycle with no change in this green machines power output with 140bhp and 111Nm on tap. However, on the features front, the new Ninja gets Kawasaki’s latest IMU package, traction control and cornering ABS.
Kawasaki has priced the new Ninja 1000 at Rs. 9.98 lakh