Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX launched at Rs 10.79 lakh

The Ninja 1000SX has now arrived valued at Rs 10.79 lakh, the third launch by Kawasaki in the past couple of weeks. The Ninja 1000 fourth generation cost Rs 50,000 more than the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 1000, which was rated at Rs 10.29 lakh. The Ninja 1000SX is receiving quite a few patches for the paid.

The Ninja 1000SX updates are subtle but still substantial for 2020. Visually, the first improvement that you’ll actually note is the reworked exhaust system. The previous generation model sported twin-exit end cans on either side, which were now substituted on the right by a single-exit package.

Also, Kawasaki has improved the ergonomics on the latest Ninja 1000SX in both driver and passenger seat updates. The pillion seat is heavier and flicks forward at the back to keep travelers from falling backwards. The rider’s seat has, however, been reshaped and is therefore smoother. The side panels and the belly panel have been redesigned with respect to the bodywork, but a more significant change is coming in the form of a new windscreen. Compared to the three offered on the previous model, this new unit offers more vertical adjustability with 4 positions.

Besides only making it BS6 ready, under the updated bodywork the engine has undergone improvements. The inline-four engine also integrates automatic throttle valves but at 1.043cc the displacement remains the same. This allows the ECU to precisely control the air-fuel ratio through the injectors. In addition, specific cam models are expected to reduce the noise of the tappet and the intakes are retrofitted to accommodate the current exhaust with shorter 1 and 4 funnels. Another big advancement on the engine crankshaft is a new, dual vibration-reduction balancer. The engine’s peak production and torque figures stay virtually unchanged, despite all the modifications.

The peak power is the same as the older model – 142hp at 10,000rpm – while the peak torque value is the same as 111Nm, although it now reaches 8,000rpm in the rev band slightly later. There are four switchable riding modes in a new suite of riding aids-Sport, Rain, Road, and a programmable Rider mode. The power output (2 levels) and the traction control (3 levels) are altered separately. In addition, the Ninja 1000SX is finally getting cruise control and a quickshifter for 2020. All of the above can be toggled and modified with a modern TFT instrument cluster of 4.3-inch offering mobile compatibility.

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