2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
MSRP $11,999

The heart of the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is a 1043cc Inline Four with 77 mm bore and 56 mm stroke, the same mill used in the Z1000 streetfighter. The power output is managed by two engine modes, Full and Low, with the Ninja utilizing a three-mode Kawasaki Traction Control system. The TC can also be turned off if the rider so desires. Kawasaki’s primary upgrade to the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 was to add new assist and slipper cams to the clutch, to give the bike a lighter pull at the lever and help stabilize the rear wheel during heavy downshifting. It utilizes a 41 millimeter fork and horizontally-mounted shock that are adjustable and stops with Kawasaki’s four-piston calipers grip dual 300 millimeter discs, and ABS. You can find more information in the 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000F vs Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Comparison Review.

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000F vs 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Comparison Review

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000F vs Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Comparison Review

Kawasaki's Ninja 1000 ABS gets a direct rival in 2016 from Suzuki and its new GSX-S1000F. Though similar in design, some time on the road reveals notable differences between the two street-friendly liter bikes.

Specifications
Year2016
ManufacturerKawasaki
ModelNinja 1000
Engine TypeFour-stroke, four-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve
Engine Displacement1,043cc
Bore Stroke77.0 mm x 56.0 mm
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Compression Ratio11.8:1
Fuel SystemDFI with four 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionSix-speed
Final DriveSealed Chain
Rake Trail24.5° / 4.0 in.
Seat Height32.3 in.
Wheelbase56.9 in.
Front Suspension41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/4.7 in.
Rear SuspensionHorizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload/5.4 in.
Front BrakeDual 300 mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston monobloc calipers and ABS
Rear BrakeSingle 250 mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper and ABS
Front Tire120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire190/50 ZR17
Fuel Capacity5.0 gal.
Dry Weight509.4 lbs. (Wet)
MSRP$11,999
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