Comfortable ergonomics on a faired superbike? Yes, it seems to be true for Kawasaki in 2011. If you like upright bikes, but don't like naked bikes, then the all-new Ninja 1000 will be just the ticket.
Essentially Kawasaki's futuristically styled (and polarizing) Z1000, but with a full fairing and conventional looks, the Ninja 1000 promises to be a real-world superbike for the street.
The 41mm male-slider forks and 300mm petal brake rotors handle the braking, while power comes from a 1043cc, DOHC, liquid- cooled, 16-valve long-stroke inline-four.
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Quick Specs
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
- BORE x STROKE: 77mm x 56mm
- COMP. RATIO: 11.8:1
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEELBASE: 56.9 inches
- RAKE: 24.5 degrees
- CURB WEIGHT: 503 pounds
- PRICE: $10,999