Kawasaki’s touring-oriented Ninja 1000 has been given a rename at the EICMA 2019. It will now be called the Ninja 1000SX. And it is not just the name that has been updated, Kawasaki also added a few new features to make the Ninja 1000SX that much more touring-friendly.
To begin with, the new Ninja 1000SX gets a four-way adjustable windscreen. This will allow the rider to set the windscreen as per his/her height and requirement. Although it isn’t electronically adjustable. Kawasaki is also providing a larger windscreen as an accessory but we doubt that would be adjustable. So, it depends on you.
For added comfort, both the rider and pillion’s seat have been given some extra padding. Now you can travel more without getting a sore and numb butt. Also, the new cruise control would make high-speed highway runs a little easier.
Talking about the electronics, the new Ninja 1000SX also gets traction control and different riding modes. And as it has become a norm for most of the new Kawasaki bikes, this one too gets the updated 10.9 cm full-colour TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity that enables you to connect your smartphone via Kawasaki’s Rideology app.
As far as the engine is concerned, Kawasaki didn’t play around with the figures but indeed tweaked some bits to make the entire powerplant more refined and noiseless. The dual exhausts have also given way to a single-outlet piece.
For the looks, the new Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX continues to have that attractive and sporty front-end but now with that much more aggressiveness thanks to the minor cosmetic changes. And it also gets full LED lighting.
We are expecting the new Ninja 1000SX to hit the markets sometime in mid-2020.