Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 | Quick Look

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 | Quick Look

2011 Kawasaki Motorcycle

Comfortable ergonomics on a faired superbike? Yes, it seems to be true for Kawasaki in 2011. If you like upright bikes, but don’t like naked bikes, then the all-new Ninja 1000 will be just the ticket.

Essentially Kawasaki’s futuristically styled (and polarizing) Z1000, but with a full fairing and conventional looks, the Ninja 1000 promises to be a real-world superbike for the street.

The 41mm male-slider forks and 300mm petal brake rotors handle the braking, while power comes from a 1043cc, DOHC, liquid- cooled, 16-valve long-stroke inline-four.

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Quick Specs

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
  • BORE x STROKE: 77mm x 56mm
  • COMP. RATIO: 11.8:1
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 56.9 inches
  • RAKE: 24.5 degrees
  • CURB WEIGHT: 503 pounds
  • PRICE: $10,999

For a look into the entire 2011 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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