Kawasaki’s Ninja 1000 (or as it’s known abroad, Z1000SX) saw some updates today at the Intermot show.
The most significant upgrade is an electronics package that includes an Inertial Measurement Unit, which allowed engineers to include cornering ABS and traction control on the machine. Of course, upcoming Euro4 regs required changes to the engine management, to reduce emissions. We saw no mention of changes to horsepower output.
A new slipper clutch should reduce rear wheel chirp on aggressive downshifts.
This bike is considered a sport tourer in Europe, and their luggage-equipped version saw tweaks to panniers and topbox. The bike also got new, brighter, LED headlights, wider fairings, and a taller windscreen — all welcome tweaks for road warriors. The seats were also upgraded to supposedly offer more comfort.
The Ninja 1000 also got a new dash, with gear indicator, a shift light, and an analogue tach.
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