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.

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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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