Buyers Guide 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS | Buyer's Guide

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS | Buyer's Guide
2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS

More of a mini-Concours than a Ninja, the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS features two power modes, three-mode traction control, ABS, and a three-position adjustable windshield to make it a sporting bike with the ability to travel long distances.

Its touring prowess comes via comfortable ergonomics, a saddlebags-ready rear subframe (the hard bags run $900), and the ability to add a top case (about $450 for the case and mounting bracket). Don’t minimize the Ninja 1000 ABS in the canyons, however. It can run with most bikes, thanks to its torquey liter-plus motor and predictable handling.

Read our Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Review.

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, inline-4
  • Displacement: 1043cc
  • Bore x stroke: 77 x 56mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.8:1
  • Fuel system: DFI w/ four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies w/ oval sub-throttles
  • Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable 41mm inverted cartridge forks; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Horizontally mounted shock with stepless rebound damping adjustability, and adjustable spring preload; 5.4 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear tire: 190/50 ZR17
  • Front brakes: Dual 300mm petal-style rotors w/ radial-mount 4-piston monoblock calipers
  • Rear brake: 250mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard
  • Frame: Aluminum backbone
  • Rake: 24.5°
  • Trail: 4.0 inches
  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Overall length: 82.9 inches
  • Overall width: 31.1 inches
  • Overall height: 46.1/48.4 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.3 inches
  • Seat height: 32.3 inches
  • Curb weight: 509 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.0 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month limited

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Colors:

  • Metallic Carbon Gray/Metallic Spark Black
  • Candy Fire Red/Metallic Spark Black

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS Price:

  • MSRP: $11,999

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 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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