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The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 delivers a great mix of adrenaline, power and agility. Like any respectable sport motorcycle, the 2013 Ninja 1000 comes with an aerodynamic style that betrays its sporty pedigree. You also get a racy riding position which helps you merge with the bike without compromising the comfort of your spine.
This metallic Japanese monster is propelled by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, online four, DOHC, 1043 cc engine with four valves per cylinder. The engine features a smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox with ideal ratios which helps you control the entire power effortless.
The engine is housed by an advanced aluminum frame that has a similar design with the one from the Ninja ZX-10r. The frame has a lightweight construction and curves over the engine, cradling it from above and bolting solidly to it in three places.
An unbeatable combination of power, style and practicality
With a distinctive look and a growl to match, the kawasaki ninja 1000 sportbike delivers a mix of power, handling, looks, technology and rideability that is nearly impossible to beat. The brilliant combination adds up to all-around performance that will have you grinning inside your helmet for miles. This is one impressive motorcycle, a bike that is equally at home carving through a twisty backroad with the best of the sportbikes, or stretching its legs on the freeway or during a long commute.
The ninja is blessed with ample rideability an incredible blend of ability on the street and extreme ease of operation. The source of all this two-wheeled goodness is kawasakis own and now legendary z1000 super standard, the engine and chassis platform upon which the ninja 1000 is based. The z1000 has earned some of motorcyclings highest accolades, including the prestigious motorcycle of the year "moty" award from motorcyclist magazine and consecutive slots in cycle worlds annual ten best lineup as the "best standard". With roots like that, its easy to see where the big ninjas impressive chops come from.
The ninja 1000 throws an aesthetic uppercut the instant you lay eyes on it and then follows up the punch with brilliant all-around performance youll quickly learn to love. And for those who want the ultimate in braking technology and performance, kawasaki offers an abs version. This system offers confidence-inspiring braking action on all types of surfaces.
With the z1000s impressive engine and chassis package as a starting point, kawasaki engineers added beautifully swooping bodywork and a handful of brilliant features (including optional abs this year), all of which combine to make the 2013 ninja 1000 an amazingly capable all-around sporting machine.
Power comes by way of a highly advanced inline-four a 1,043cc, dohc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve engine featuring a long-stroke design for instantaneous power, a smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox with ideal ratios, and no-fuss electronic fuel injection for absolutely seamless throttle response warm or cold. Theres plenty of power from just off idle all the way through redline; the ninja 1000 delivers more than enough everyday performance to embarrass lesser machines.
But this engines magic is more about flexible and easy-to-use oomph than simply peak horsepower numbers. This dead-reliable inline-four produces the sort of power that launches you out of corners and away from stops in a way thatll keep you entertained and your riding buddies impressed for years to come. At seemingly every rpm level, the ninja 1000 engine produces smooth, instant-on thrust many hardcore sportbikes simply cant match.
Kawasakis perfectly calibrated electronic fuel injection helps make this so. The four 38mm keihin downdraft throttle bodies inject a perfect mix of fuel and air into each combustion chamber with help from an advanced ecu, oval sub-throttles and a cool air intake system that routes fresh air to the airbox via ducts at the front of the bike. A balance shaft driven off the crankshaft keeps the solidly mounted engine operating smoothly, while a beautifully styled 4-into-2-into-2 catalyzer-equipped exhaust system offers a pleasing growl without being overly loud. Its a perfect engine for a road-going sportbike smooth, powerful, flexible and blessed with the legendary reliability kawasaki sportbikes are known for.
Like the superb-handling z1000, the ninja 1000 features an advanced aluminum frame similar in design to the ninja zx-10rs. The lightweight assembly curves over the engine, cradling it from above and bolting solidly to it in three places, with a rubber-backed fourth mount provided for added vibration isolation and torsional rigidity. This design allowed engineers to keep the bikes waist narrow for superb rider interface and maximum comfort and control. The main frame and swingarm pivot pieces are cast as a single unit, with welds eliminated wherever possible for seamless aesthetics.
The wheels, brakes and suspension bits that allow the ninja to move so gracefully and swiftly are truly state-of-the-art. Suspension is handled by a fully adjustable 41mm inverted fork up front and a preload- and rebound-adjustable single-shock system in back, the ideal scenario for dialing in the perfect settings for your weight and riding style. The single-shock system features a damper mounted nearly horizontally above the swingarm for optimal mass centralization and heat resistance. The gas/oil shock offers superb wheel control whether youre hammering along some deserted backroad or bopping along a pothole-infested city street. On the ninja 1000, youll always know whats happening at the contact patches.
Stopping power is provided by race-spec brakes 300mm petal-type rotors up front squeezed by ultra-rigid radially mounted calipers fed hydraulic pressure by an equally race-spec radial pump master cylinder. In back is another tech-savvy disc. Braking power and feel at both ends is amazing, giving rookies, pros and everyone in between a feeling of supreme confidence. The ninja 1000 is also available with an optional anti-lock brake system (abs) for additional rider confidence when riding in slippery situations.
The wheels working with those brakes lightweight six-spoke supersport-style units are also the latest in lightweight production technology. They not only reduce unsprung weight, which allows the suspension to function optimally, but carry the latest in radial tire technology. The result is superb grip, precise handling and reasonably long tread life.
But easily the most stunning aspect of the ninja 1000 is its sleek, wraparound bodywork. Designed with an eye on kawasakis race-ready zx-6r and zx-10r, the ninja offers a thoroughly radical look, but one thats unique and memorable. Despite the edgy, rakish look, the bodywork carves a surprisingly large hole in the atmosphere, giving riders a quiet cocoon in which to work. A manually adjustable, 3-position windscreen helps, allowing riders to pick just the right setting for their height and riding style. Faired-in front turn signals, a zx-6r-spec front fender, a stylish tail-section and a full-featured instrument panel right off the ninja zx-6r (with custom graphics, of course) complete the look.
And despite its radical look, the ninja 1000 offers surprisingly comfortable ergonomics. The handlebars are mounted higher than on race-oriented machines, the pegs a touch lower, all of which makes the ninja 1000 a capable short-haul tourer, and certainly a sportbike you can spend the day aboard without undue strain. To sweeten the day- or weekend-trekking deal even more, kawasaki offers a line of optional touring-oriented accessories, including hard-case saddlebags and top trunk, heated grips and more.
Its rare to find such all-around functionality in a sporting motorcycle today. But the 2013 ninja 1000 is a different beast one with wide-ranging talent in sport, sport-touring and commuting roles. As motorcyclist magazine wrote recently: in the real world we ride through every day, it doesnt get much better than the ninja 1000.
Add a number of convenience features and the result is a unique package more than able to satisfy a riders every desire. Whether looking to move on from a supersport or super-naked ride, or step up from a mid-size sport model, the ninja 1000 offers the performance and versatility for a fuller bike life than ever experienced.
Seductive supersport styling
The ninja 1000s well-integrated full-fairing styling offers a good indication of its sporty character. Featuring a personal jet fighter motif, the sensuous styling is both audacious and subtle at the same time.
The aggressive design gives the ninja 1000 its own distinct appearance, yet is instantly recognisable as a kawasaki.
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