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2019 Ninja 1000 ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike Review Specs Price

The Kawasaki Ninja® 1000 ABS blends a sporty personality with sport-touring capabilities (with the addition of KQR saddlebags and other authentic Kawasaki Accessories) to produce the ultimate Ninja sportbike and touring combo.

It’s Ninja, with aggressive modern style and sharp and edgy lines. The Ninja 1000 ABS motorbike is the ultimate sport tourer with superbike technology. The Ninja 1000 ABS delivers open-class thrills, everyday comfort, and better touring performance, from the daily urban commute to back roads and smooth 2-up touring.

With the amazingly flexible Ninja® 1000 ABS sportbike, Kawasaki Ninja® motorbikes’ sports appeal extends well beyond the racetrack. With Kawasaki’s most modern rider assistance technology, you can enjoy the sheer athletic excitement of Ninja performance. It’s a very flexible motorbike within the Ninja family, with everyday comfort, a 1,043cc engine, and 2-up touring potential.

2019 Ninja 1000 ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike – Features and Price

2019 Ninja 1000 ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike

Kawasaki Traction Control System (KTRC)(KP)

The 3-mode system adapts to various riding circumstances, providing either better sport riding or rider confidence by allowing for smoother riding on slick terrain. S-KTRC, which employs advanced analysis to forecast when traction circumstances will become unfavorable and respond before wheel slippage exceeds the range, uses Modes 1 and 2 to adjust ignition timing.

For the best traction, Mode 3 adjusts ignition timing, fuel, and air for ultra-smooth operation and has greater sensitivity. The technology can distinguish between gradual, power front wheel lifts and rapid lifts and allows a smooth ride to maintain appropriate acceleration. The rider may turn the system off using a switch on the left handlebar switch housing.

Power Mode

Allows cyclists to customize power characteristics to fit their riding style and circumstances. Riders may select between full power and low power operation, around 70% of total control with gentler throttle response.

2019 Ninja 1000 ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)(KP)

The IMU measures inertia in five axes: longitudinal, transverse, and vertical acceleration, as well as roll rate and pitch rate. The ECU calculates the yaw rate using Kawasaki’s unique software to give six-axis chassis attitude input of accurate lean angle and acceleration/deceleration force for more accurate electronic riding assistance control. KTRC uses the IMU to offer detailed feedback for smooth acceleration in a variety of situations and to optimize acceleration while exiting turns.

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System) is an anti-lock braking system developed by Kawasaki (KP)

The same fundamental system as the Ninja H2TM and Ninja ZX-10R, but with changed programming settings to match the Ninja 1000’s performance criteria. High-precision system in a supercar with smooth feedback for increased braking confidence. To modulate the brake pressure, the engine ECU interacts with the ABS ECU (which monitors wheel speed and front caliper hydraulic pressure). Compared to traditional ABS systems, the high-precision control delivers a more consistent lever feel. For maximum performance, the back-torque-limiting clutch mechanism disables ABS during downshifts.

Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF)

The Cornering Management Function keeps an eye on both KIBS and KTRC to help riders follow their chosen path through a turn by smoothing braking and accelerating forces. The
Based on the bike’s lean and pitch angles, the IMU assists the system in maintaining optimal hydraulic pressure.

2019 Ninja 1000 ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike

1043cc 4-Cylinder, DOHC Engine

Connecting passageways between cylinders with cylinder blocks reduce pumping loss and improve high-rpm performance.

With a pronounced power kick of about 7,000 rpm, it’s tuned to produce plenty of low- and mid-range torque. The engine’s small size is helped by its low crankshaft and five-degree downward engine tilt.

The secondary engine balancer is operated by the crankshaft and helps to reduce engine vibration, allowing for a firmer chassis and better handling. The cylinders feature liner-less chrome composite plated (KP) aluminum bores to reduce engine weight and increase heat transfer.

2019 Ninja 1000 ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike

4-Valve Cylinder Head

Camshaft profiles improve Low-to-mid-range performance.

Cool Air Intake System

For acoustic delight, secondary air passageways and a resonator amplify intake howl. For improved throttle response, the velocity stacks in the airbox are all the same length. The design of the high-flow air cleaner element is identical to that of the ZXTM-10R. Because the air intakes are high on the motorbike, engine heat has little impact on performance.

Exhaust System

The unique quad muffler design has been updated for a more dramatic exhaust tone and distinctive look. A pre-chamber is used in the 4-into-2-into-1-into-2 exhaust to assist the weight center. The pre-chamber allows for smaller mufflers, which improves the aesthetic and reduces the weight. Each exhaust pipe has a honeycomb catalyzer that complies with pollution laws without limiting power.

Aluminum Twin Tube Frame

To assist enhance stiffness, the engine is employed as a stressed frame component with a mounting point at the front of the cylinder. The main spars and swingarm brackets are welded to the cast aluminum steering stem as a single die-cast piece. Cross brackets are attached to the interior of the spars to reduce the number of exterior welds and improve the overall look. The die-cast aluminum sub-frame blends design and function, eliminating the need for side covers. It results in a lighter bike with a trimmer mid-section, making it more straightforward for riders to reach the ground. The upper rear crankcase mount comprises four engine mounts, three stiff and one rubber. This installation, as well as the engine’s use as a stressed element, aids the frame’s ability to give good performance.

2019 Ninja 1000 ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike

6-Speed Transmission

The high sixth gear keeps the cruising rpm suitable for more leisurely riding.

Assist & Slipper Clutch (KP)

The clutch is pressed together during acceleration (Assist function) using the rotating forces of the clutch hub and pressure plate, allowing for the use of fewer and lighter clutch springs for a softer feel at the lever. The Slipper feature permits some clutch slippage under high back-torque situations, such as when a gear is set too low when downshifting, to assist avoid engine lock-up, stalling, and rear-wheel hop. When the clutch is released, the judder spring component helps in avoiding judder.

41mm Inverted Cartridge Front Fork (KP)

For excellent handling, the fully adjustable inverted fork resists flex. To improve handling, adjust the settings to fit the stiffness of the frame

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension (KP)

Preload may be readily adjusted using the remote preload adjustment knob to accommodate tandem riding or the inclusion of Kawasaki’s optional baggage system.

For more excellent mass centralization and to allow space for the exhaust pre-chamber, the linkage is mounted on top of the swingarm. The lay-down shock absorber is fully adjustable and is located farther away from the exhaust so that it is not influenced by exhaust heat. The damping qualities of a shock are improved by having a free piston. The swingarm is made of pressed aluminum, which is lightweight and robust. The use of eccentric chain adjusters adds to the aesthetic appeal. Suspension response is smooth and linear when using linkage ratios.

Brakes ABS(KP)

Under specific scenarios, the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) aids with braking. For more accurate control, a fluid pressure sensor has been added to the ABS hydraulic unit to suppress rear-end lift during severe braking.

Radial Mounted Monobloc Brake Calipers

Tokico monobloc front brake calipers with radial mounting points have integrated mounting points at the top and bottom of each caliper, making the caliper more robust for a better braking feel and performance. The Monobloc caliper is made from a single aluminum block, resulting in a better sense, better heat dissipation, and less weight. The front brake master cylinder with radial pump increases braking performance and lever feel.

Lightweight Petal Brake Discs

Stopping power is given by dual 300mm front discs with 4-piston calipers. The rear disc is a single 250mm disc with a single-piston caliper. The petal pattern improves cooling and warp resistance. The seat is designed to provide comfort and support to the rider. To keep the passenger from slipping forward, the front passenger seat is thicker. Both seats include high-elasticity, cold-resistant coverings that provide comfort and decrease wear caused by temperature changes.

Full Fairing

The aggressive design is in keeping with the overall Ninja motorcycle image, and it offers enough wind protection for sport touring. The leading edge of the fairing is angled outward to guide air away from the rider’s legs, allowing the bodywork to be sleeker in the midsection. Rear flares assist in diverting hot air away from the rider’s legs. Wind blast and hot air are prevented from reaching the rider’s legs by two-piece fairings. For a smooth rider interaction, the fairings also cover a piece of the frame. The twin LED headlights not only contribute to the aggressive style, but they also offer a brilliant beam over a broad and long-distance while using around half the power of a traditional headlight bulb.

Adjustable Windscreen

Without the need for any equipment, the double-bubble windshield may be readily adjusted to one of three settings.


The instrument panel features an all-new analog tachometer and an easy-to-read LCD multi-function meter. The gear position indication and upshift indicator lights are present, with the tachometer needle complementing the upshift light by changing colors in three phases as the selected shift point approaches. The speedometer, odometer/dual trip meters, clock, ambient/coolant temperature, fuel level, fuel range, and average/instant fuel consumption are all displayed on the LCD negative display (white characters on black background), as well as an Economical Riding Indicator (KP) that shows when fuel consumption is at its best.

2019 Ninja 1000 ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike – Price

The new 2019 Ninja 1000 ABS Kawasaki Sports Motorcycle is available at $12,199 only.

2019 Ninja 1000 ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,043cc
Bore x Stroke 77.0 x 56.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Maximum Torque 81.7 lb-ft @ 7,300 rpm
Fuel System DFI® with 38mm of Keihin throttle bodies (4) and oval sub-throttles
Ignition TCBI, including digital advance
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Electronic Rider Aids Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Power Mode, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF)


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm inverted cartridge fork including stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/4.7 inches
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal mono-shock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload/5.4 inches
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 190/50 ZR17
Front Brakes Dual 300mm petal-type rotors including radial-mount 4-piston monobloc calipers and ABS
Rear Brakes Single 250mm petal-type rotor having single-piston caliper and ABS


Frame Type Aluminum backbone
Rake/Trail 24.5°/4.0 inches
Overall Length 82.7 inches
Overall Width 31.1 inches
Overall Height 46.7 / 48.6 inches
Ground Clearance 5.1 inches
Seat Height 32.1 inches
Curb Weight 516.0 lb
Fuel Capacity 5.0 gal
Wheelbase 56.7 inches
Color Choices Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Carbon Gray
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36, or 48 months

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