2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Pricing Announced

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The latest addition to Kawasaki's sports-touring range is the Ninja 1000 machine, a completely new model for 2011 that is based on the Z1000 variant. The bike is therefore powered by a 1,043 cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine that uses an electronic fuel injection system and is coupled with a slick-shifting six-speed gearbox .

The lightweight aluminum frame is narrow and tuned for optimal response, while the fully adjustable inverted front fork has settings designed for sporty performance and ride quality.

At the rear, the bike is fitted with a horizontal back-link shock system for optimal mass centralization and heat resistance. The shock is adjustable for both spring preload and rebound damping, and tuned for effective performance. Stopping the Ninja 1000 are a pair of petal-type discs clamped by radially mounted calipers. Combined with the radial-pump front brake master cylinder, the binders offer plenty of power.

Handlebars are mounted higher than on a supersport machine and the pegs a bit lower, all of which makes the Ninja 1000 a capable medium-haul tourer. The windscreen is also adjustable to three positions, allowing for optimum wind and weather protection

The model is described as “a sportbike you could spend the day aboard without undue strain. Add in the three-position adjustable windscreen and you have a recipe for one comfortable motorcycle. Lastly, because you won’t want to stop riding the Ninja 1000, we’ve given it a large, five-gallon fuel tank for substantial range. This really is a premier do-it-all motorcycle.”

The 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is available at US dealerships in Flat Ebony or Candy Fire Red/Ebony for US$10,999.
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