The BS6 variant of Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is here. And the title of this glorious outrunner has been changed to Ninja 1000SX. The fourth-gen Ninja has redesigned body works, BS6 compliant engines, and new electronics fitted. The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX is priced at Rs 10.79 lakh which is Rs 50,000 more than the last-gen Ninja.
Bodyworks and styling
Visually, the first change you’re likely to notice is the reworked exhaust system. The new Ninja has replaced the twin exhaust can on either side, with a single exhaust end on the right side. For a better riding position, Kawasaki tweaked the ergonomics and has revised the driver and the passenger seat position. The pillion seat is high at the rear and thicker to avoid the slippage of the passenger. The rider’s seat has also got thicker too. This new unit offers more vertical adjustability with four positions, compared to the three offered on the earlier model.
Minor changes in the engine
The same engine under the same body. The new engine has electronic throttle valves, to accurately control the air-fuel mixture ratio by the injector. And new cam profile, for the more silent engine. The displacement remains the same as the 1043cc, inline 4-cylinder engine. Additionally, the engine has a secondary balancer on the engine crankshaft to reduce the vibrations. Peak power is identical to the older model – 142hp at 10,000rpm – while peak torque value is the same 111Nm, though it now arrives slightly later in the rev band, at 8,000rpm.
The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX gets new modes. Sport, Rain, Road, and a programmable Rider mode. Each varies the power output and alters the traction control for better rides. And finally, Ninja has been blessed with cruise control and quick shifter. The instrument cluster is a 4.3-inch TFT that has smartphone connectivity.