The big Kawasaki Ninja 1000 has arrived with its flagship sport-touring model for 2017 with new fairings and windshield, redesigned seats, new ECU tuning, new electronic rider aids and many other upgrades. The upgrades are intended to raise both the touring and sport sides of its dual personalities, in addition, to improve the confidence and comfort of the rider. One of the chief updates of the bike includes the addition of a six-axis IMU and design changes to make fresh bodywork.
The engine of the Ninja 1043cc has revised ECU settings and provides smoother power delivery. The Ninja 1000 also has a restyled front cowl, LED headlamps and wider fairings for wind protection. the Ninja 1000 ABS returns for 2017 which is bundled with many features such as the gear position indicator, large analog tachometer, multi-function LCD screen and shift-up indicator. It is specially built for the riders who want powerful acceleration and sporty handling.
It provides a comfortable and relaxed riding position with literbike performance and allows to roll on miles with ease. In addition to this, some of the key features of the bike include radial-pump front brake master cylinder and radial-mount monobloc calipers, triple petal discs, 19-liter fuel tank and hand-adjustable remote preload adjuster.
2017 Ninja 1000 makes the ride more enjoyable with a 5-way adjustable clutch lever, double-bubble windscreen which aids in increased rider comfort. Both the Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System and Kawasaki Traction Control utilize the IMU. The IMU enables to provide precise wheelie control and offers minimal lever kick back and rear lift mitigation during operation. The ECU also takes feedback from the clutch actuation, throttle position sensor, feedback from the IMU and gear position to account for back torque.
This bike offers many enhancements that give less vibration to the rider and smoother engine feeling. One of the very important features is the balancer on the engine crankshaft that will help to eliminate excessive vibration. High-precision brake pressure helps ABS pulses feel smoother and enables the bike to avoid reduced brake performance. It offers 3 modes of the riding conditions that offer confidence to negotiate slippery surfaces and a wide range of riding conditions. Mode 3 provides rider reassurance for a smooth riding on the slippery surfaces. Modes 1 and 2 provides maximum forward acceleration with highly sophisticated programming.
The 2017 Ninja comes with a choice of Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Graphite Gray or Green / Metallic Carbon Gray in addition to $16,299 on-road costs. The bike will be available in dealerships from March this year. Kawasaki has also offered a cash back offer of $1500 on 2016 model Ninja 1000 until the end of February.
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