2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
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.
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.
|Engine Type||Four-stroke, four-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve|
|Bore Stroke||77.0 mm x 56.0 mm|
|Fuel System||DFI with four 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles|
|Ignition||TCBI with digital advance|
|Final Drive||Sealed Chain|
|Rake Trail||24.5° / 4.0 in.|
|Seat Height||32.3 in.|
|Front Suspension||41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/4.7 in.|
|Rear Suspension||Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload/5.4 in.|
|Front Brake||Dual 300 mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston monobloc calipers and ABS|
|Rear Brake||Single 250 mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper and ABS|
|Front Tire||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tire||190/50 ZR17|
|Fuel Capacity||5.0 gal.|
|Dry Weight||509.4 lbs. (Wet)|
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