2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX First Look
Though the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX receives some favorable mid-cycle updates, much of the motorcycle would appear the same to the untrained eye.
2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX
For 2020, the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX retains the same powerplant pushing out 140 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and 82 lb-ft of torque at 8000 rpm even though the engine receives some mechanical updates including new cam profiles, redesigned intakes, and shorter funnels for cylinders one and four.
To increase overall comfort, Kawasaki engineers designed a more friendly passenger pillion with thicker foam and better ergonomics, more vertical adjustability from the windscreen to offer riders more wind protection, and all lighting on the bike has been replaced with more visible LEDs.
Walk around the 2020 Ninja 1000SX and you will notice Kawasaki has done away with the 4-1-4 exhaust pipe with cans on each side, instead opting for a single-sided exhaust on the right. The result is a cleaner line on the bike and a weight savings of 4.5 pounds.
Over the past decade, motorcycles have increasingly adopted internal electronics to benefit riders in both safety and experience. The 2020 Ninja 1000 SX includes a suite of rider aids including four ride modes: Sport, Rain, Road, and Custom, allowing the rider to change the traction control and power settings. Also added for 2020 is cruise control and an up/down quickshifter.
Kawasaki’s Rideology app connects the rider’s phone via Bluetooth and provides specific bike information onto your phone including GPS riding data, fuel level, mileage, and a servicing schedule. Information that is displayed on your phone can also be routed to the bike, like incoming calls.
The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX is available in one color combo—Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Diablo Black and will cost you $12,399.