2019 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS Guide

2019 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS

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2019 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS:

The Kawaskai Ninja® 1000 ABS combines a sporting character and sport-touring capabilities (with the addition of KQR saddlebags and other genuine Kawasaki Accessories) to create the dream combination – Ninja sportbike performance and touring.

Modern aggressive styling with sharp and edgy lines makes it unmistakably Ninja. The ultimate sport tourer infused with superbike technology makes it the Ninja 1000 ABS motorcycle. From the daily urban commute to back roads and 2-up touring, the Ninja 1000 ABS offers open-class thrills, everyday comfort and enhanced touring performance.

The sport appeal of Kawasaki Ninja® motorcycles goes well beyond the racetrack with the remarkably versatile Ninja® 1000 ABS sportbike. Enjoy the pure sporting thrill of Ninja performance with Kawasaki’s most advanced rider aid electronics. Everyday comfort, a 1,043cc engine and 2-up touring capability make it a highly adaptable motorcycle within the Ninja line.



2019 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features


The Ninja 1000 is loaded with the latest technological systems that Kawasaki has to offer. Its traction control and ABS system now incorporate input from the new IMU for a higher level electronic riding aid assistance.



2019 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Kawasaki Traction Control System (KTRC)(KP)
• 3-mode system covers a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding or rider assurance by facilitating smooth riding on slippery surfaces.
• Modes 1 and 2 control ignition timing like S-KTRC, which uses complex analysis to predict when traction conditions are about to become unfavorable and act before wheel slippage exceeds the range
for optimal traction. Mode 3 has higher sensitivity and controls ignition timing, fuel and air for ultrasmooth operation.
• The system distinguishes between smooth, power front wheel lifts and sudden lift, allowing smooth lift if acceptable acceleration is maintained.
• A switch on the left handlebar switch housing gives the rider the option to turn the system off.

Power Mode
• Allows riders to set power characteristics to suit riding conditions and style. Riders can choose between full power operation or low power, which is approximately 70 percent of full with a milder throttle response.

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)(KP)
• The IMU measures inertia along 5 axes: acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes; roll rate, and pitch rate.

The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s patented software to provide six-axis chassis attitude input of lean angle and acceleration/deceleration force for more precise management of the electronic riding aids.

• With the IMU, KTRC incorporates precise feedback to help provide smooth acceleration over a wide range of conditions and maximize acceleration when exiting corners.

Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)(KP)
• The same base system used on the Ninja H2™ and Ninja ZX-10R with revised programming settings to suit the performance parameters of the Ninja 1000.
• Supersport-style high-precision system with smooth feedback for added braking confidence.
• The engine ECU communicates with the ABS ECU (which monitors wheel speed and front caliper hydraulic pressure) to regulate brake pressure. The high-precision control provides a more consistent lever feel than conventional ABS systems.
• Back torque limiting clutch system suppresses ABS function during downshifts for optimum performance.

Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF)
• Cornering Management Function monitors both KIBS and KTRC to assist riders trace their intended line through a corner by helping to smooth braking and acceleration forces. The
IMU helps the system maintain optimum hydraulic pressure based on the bike’s lean and pitch angles.

1043cc 4-Cylinder, DOHC Engine
• Cylinder block connecting passages between cylinders reduce pumping loss and increase high-rpm performance.
• Tuned to deliver abundant low- and mid-range torque, with a distinctive power kick around 7,000 rpm.
• Low crankshaft and five-degree downward engine tilt help the engine to maintain its compact size.
• Secondary engine balancer is gear-driven off the crankshaft and helps eliminate engine vibration, which allows a stiffer chassis for improved handling.
• To decrease engine weight and improve heat transfer, the cylinders have linerless, chrome composite plated(KP) aluminum bores.

4-Valve Cylinder Head
• Camshaft profiles enhance low-to-mid-range performance.

Digital Fuel Injection(KP)
• 38mm Keihin throttle bodies help provide superb low to mid-range response.
• Oval sub throttle valves help reduce overall throttle body width and contribute to keeping the intake package narrow and compact.
• Sub throttle valves(KP) are controlled by the ECU to provide precise response and make DFI performance similar to constant velocity carburetors.
• Low-friction throttle grip barrel provides smooth operation with less fatigue.

Cool Air Intake System
• Secondary air passages and resonator enhance intake howl for auditory pleasure.
• Velocity stacks in airbox are all the same length for enhanced throttle response.
• High-flow air cleaner element design is similar to ZX™-10R.
• Air intakes are located high on the motorcycle so that engine heat has minimal effect on performance.

Exhaust System
• Unique quad muffler design is revised for a more striking appearance and a more dramatic exhaust note.
• 4-into-2-into-1-into-2 exhaust utilizes a pre-chamber to help centralize the weight.
• The pre-chamber allows smaller mufflers for enhanced appearance and less weight.
• Honeycomb catalyzer in each exhaust pipe meets emissions regulations without adversely restricting power.

Aluminum Twin Tube Frame
• Engine is used as stressed frame member with a mounting point at the front of the cylinder to help add rigidity.
• Main spars and swingarm brackets are a single die-cast piece and are welded to the cast aluminum steering stem. Cross brackets attach to the inside of the spars so that there are fewer external welds and a better overall appearance.
• Die-cast aluminum sub-frame combines form and function so that side covers are unnecessary, resulting in reduced weight and narrower mid-section so that it’s easier for riders to reach the ground.
• The frame uses four engine mounts, three rigid and one rubber for the upper rear crankcase mount. This mounting, and using the engine as a stressed member, helps the frame provide the excellent
handling characteristics.

6-Speed Transmission
• High sixth gear maintains a comfortable cruising rpm for more relaxed touring potential.

Assist & Slipper Clutch(KP)
• Using the rotational forces of the clutch hub and pressure plate, the clutch is forced together during acceleration (Assist function) so that fewer and lighter clutch springs can be used for a lighter feel at the lever. During high back-torque, such as when too low of a gear is selected during downshifting, the Slipper function allows some clutch slippage to help prevent engine lock-up, stalling and rear wheel hop.
• Judder spring component helps prevent judder when the clutch is disengaged.

41mm Inverted Cartridge Front Fork(KP)
• Fully adjustable inverted fork resists flex for superb handling.
• Settings match frame stiffness to enhance handling.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension(KP)
• Remote preload adjuster knob allows preload to be easily changed to suit tandem riding or the addition of Kawasaki’s optional luggage system.
• The linkage is placed atop the swingarm for better mass centralization and to make room for the exhaust pre-chamber.
• Fully adjustable, lay-down shock absorber is further away from the exhaust so that its operation will not be affected by exhaust heat.
• Free piston in shock enhances damping characteristics.
• Pressed aluminum swingarm is lightweight and rigid. Eccentric chain adjusters add visual appeal.
• Linkage ratios offer smooth and linear suspension response.

• Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) assists braking under certain conditions.
• Fluid pressure sensor added to ABS hydraulic unit to help suppress rear end lift during heavy braking for more precise control.

Radial Mounted Monobloc Brake Calipers
• Radial-mounted Tokico monobloc front brake calipers utilize integrated mounting points at both the top and bottom of each caliper, which make the caliper more rigid for improved brake feel and
• Monobloc caliper is machined from a single aluminum block that contributes to superb feel, increased heat dissipation and lighter weight.
• Radial pump front brake master cylinder improves brake performance and feel at the lever.

Lightweight Petal Brake Discs
• Dual 300mm front discs with 4-piston calipers provide exceptional stopping power.
• Single 250mm rear disc with single piston caliper is lightweight.
• Petal design improves cooling and warp resistance.
• Seat is shaped for rider comfort and support.
• The passenger seat is thicker at the front to help prevent the passenger from sliding forward.
• Both seats have cold-resistant, high-elasticity covers that contributes to comfort and reduces wear cause by temperature fluctuations.

Full Fairing
• Aggressive appearance closely resembles the overall Ninja motorcycle image and provides sufficient wind protection suitable for sport touring.
• Leading edge of fairing designed to direct air outward so that the bodywork can be slimmer in the mid section and rear flairs help direct hot air away from the rider’s legs.
• Two-piece fairings help preview wind blast and hot air from reaching the rider’s legs. The fairings also cover a portion of the frame for a smooth rider interface.
• In addition to adding to the aggressive look, the dual LED headlights provide a bright beam over a wide and long distance while drawing approximately 50 percent less power than a conventional headlight bulb.

Adjustable Windscreen
• Double-bubble windscreen easily adjusts to one of three positions without the use of any tools.

• Instrument panel features analog tachometer and LCD multi-function meter that is easy to read. There is gear position indicator and upshift indicator light, while the tachometer needle complements the upshift light, changing colors in three stages as the chosen shift point nears.
• The LCD negative display (white characters on black background) also contains the speedometer, odometer/dual trip meters, clock, ambient/coolant temperature, fuel level, fuel range and average/instant fuel consumption, plus an Economical Riding Indicator(KP) that displays when fuel consumption is most favorable.

• Saddlebag design integrates with the tail section and are large enough to hold a typical full-faced helmet.
• Similar in design to the Concours® 14 mounts, the saddlebags can be easily removed and there’s no supporting framework to detract from the motorcycle’s design.
• One-key lock system is convenient. Customized saddlebag locks are matched to the vehicle ignition key so that one key operates all locks on the bike.
• Each bag is close to the motorcycle’s centerline for a narrow profile.
• 47-liter top case also available for increased carrying capability.




2019 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12199 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $14399 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU



4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled



Bore x Stroke

77.0 x 56.0mm

Compression Ratio


Maximum Torque

81.7 lb-ft @ 7,300 rpm

Fuel System

DFI® with 38mm Keihin throttle bodies (4) and oval sub-throttles


TCBI with digital advance


6-speed, return shift

Final Drive

Sealed Chain

Electronic Rider Aids

Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Power Mode, Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF)


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

41mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/4.7 in

Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload/5.4 in

Front Tire

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tire

190/50 ZR17

Front Brakes

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

Rear Brakes

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


Frame Type

Aluminum backbone


24.5°/4.0 in

Overall Length

82.7 in

Overall Width

31.1 in

Overall Height

46.7 / 48.6 in

Ground Clearance

5.1 in

Seat Height

32.1 in

Curb Weight

516.0 lb**

Fuel Capacity

5.0 gal


56.7 in

Color Choices

Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Carbon Gray


12 Month Limited Warranty

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

12, 24, 36 or 48 months







2019 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details


Type4-stroke, In-Line Four
Bore and stroke77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio11.8:1
Valve systemDOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel systemDigital fuel injection with four 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles
LubricationForced lubrication (wet sump)


Front: typeDual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Front: calipersDual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Rear: typeSingle 250 mm petal disc
Rear: calipersSingle-piston caliper


Overall length2,100 mm (82.7 in.)
Overall width790 mm (31.2 in.)
Overall height1,185 mm / 1,235 mm
Wheelbase1,440 mm (56.7 in.)
Ground clearance130 mm (5.1 in.)
Seat height815 mm (32.3 in.)
Curb mass**235 kg
Fuel capacity19 litres (4.2 gal.)


Transmission6-speed, return
Final driveSealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratio: 1st2.600 (39/15)
Gear ratio: 2nd1.950 (39/20)
Gear ratio: 3rd1.600 (24/15)
Gear ratio: 4th1.389 (25/18)
Gear ratio: 5th1.238 (26/21)
Gear ratio: 6th1.107 (31/28)
Final reduction ratio2.733 (41/15)
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual


TypeAluminium twin-tube
Wheel travel: front120 mm (4.7 in.)
Tire: front120/70-ZR17
Wheel travel: rear144 mm (5.7 in.)
Tire: rear190/50-ZR17
Caster (rake)24.5°
Trail102 mm (4.0 in.)
Steering angle (left/right)31° / 31°


Maximum Power105 kW {143 PS} / 10,000
Maximum Torque111.0 N.m {11.3 kgf.m} @ 7,300 rpm


Suspension, front41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rearHorizontal Back-link, gas-charged rear shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability


Warranty12 months warranty



* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as “Your price” may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.




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