2021 Kawasaki NINJA 1000SX

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Enjoy pure sporting thrill with superior power, two-up touring capability and advanced rider support electronics. A force to be reckoned with.

Engine4-stroke, In-Line Four, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled


Bore x Stroke77.0 x 56.0mm

Compression Ratio11.8:1

Fuel SystemDFI® w/38mm Keihin throttle bodies (4) and oval sub-throttles

IgnitionTCBI with digital advance

Transmission6-speed, return shift

Final DriveSealed Chain

Electronic Rider AidsKawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Power Mode, Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (Up-Down)

Front Suspension / Wheel Travel41mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/4.7 in

Rear Suspension / Wheel TravelHorizontal back-link with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload/5.7 in

Front Tire120/70 ZR17

Rear Tire190/50 ZR17

Front BrakesDual 300mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount 4-piston monobloc calipers and ABS

Rear BrakesSingle 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper and ABS

Frame TypeAluminum backbone

Rake/Trail24.0°/3.9 in

Overall Length82.7 in

Overall Width32.5 in

Overall Height46.9 / 48.2 in

Ground Clearance5.3 in

Seat Height32.3 in

Curb Weight513.8 lb**

Fuel Capacity5.0 gal

Wheelbase56.7 in

Color ChoicesMetallic Carbon Gray / Metallic Diablo Black

Warranty12 Month Limited Warranty

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)12, 24, 36 or 48 months

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