2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX Guide

2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX Guide

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2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

Introducing the 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX…

The Ninja 1000SX has character without compromise. Infused with the Ninja spirit craved by discerning solo sportsbike riders, the Ninja 1000SX takes the concept further with SX sport touring versatility to share with a fellow traveler. From traction control to cruise control, the Ninja 1000SX has the tech for the ride.

The 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX is back with its refined sport-touring capabilities, combining the power of a supersport motorcycle with the feel of a
comfortable upright sport motorcycle and the sporty styling that the Ninja line of motorcycles are known for.

Rider aides like Electronic Cruise Control and Integrated Riding Modes that combine KTRC and Power Modes are a plus, and compatibility with the Kawasaki RIDEOLOGY THE APP make it a must-have for any devoted touring rider. The Ninja 1000SX features a powerful 1,043 cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke in-line four-cylinder engine, Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) and Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Braking System (KIBS), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), 4.3” all-digital TFT color instrumentation and electronic cruise control. This year’s model will be offered in Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray



2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Clean-Mount Pannier System
The mounting system for the accessory panniers allows the panniers to be attached and removed very simply, contributing to increased convenience. Seamlessly integrating the panniers with the rear of the bike, the clean-mount system positions the panniers close to the bike centreline, its clean clutter-free design ensuring the rear of the bike still looks good with the panniers removed.

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)

Complementing the Ninja 1000SX’s exhilarating engine character, the quick shifter enables clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and quick and easy deceleration.

Smartphone Connectivity

A Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.

Increased Seat Comfort

The thicker, wider rider and passenger seats deliver increased comfort, facilitating longer hours in the saddle. The rear seat cushion is wider than its base, offering a greater surface area. Furthermore, a host of accessory seat options are available to cater to rider and passenger needs and preference.

Single-Sided Muffler

All-new exhaust 1 system has a 4-into-2-into pre-chamberinto- 1 arrangement, contributing to the Ninja 1000SX’s enhanced sporty looks. The singlesided muffler arrangement saves approximately 2 kg in weight.

TFT Colour Instrumentation

The compact new all-digital TFT colour instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, highgrade appearance. The new meter also offers additional features unavailable on the previous model.

Sportier, More Dynamic Styling

Revisions to the fairings, and an all-new single-sided muffler give the Ninja 1000SX sportier, more dynamic styling that reflects its sport riding potential and contributes to a stronger Ninja family image. All-LED lighting adds a highclass touch.

Bridgestone’s Latest Sport Tyres

Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres contribute to lighter handling, while offering enhanced grip in both dry and wet conditions, which translates to greater rider confidence and enjoyment.

Excellent Wind Protection

Wind protection afforded by the full-fairing bodywork is complemented by a new windshield with four available positions. As before, the windshield is adjustable by hand (without tools).

Exhilarating In-line Four Engine

The powerful 1,043 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four engine pulls strongly from all rpm and does not let up before the redline. The engine delivers superb response, a strong mid-range hit and an intoxicating intake howl – every twist of the throttle rewards the rider with a physically and aurally exhilarating sensation. In addition to cleaner emissions for 2020, a change to Electronic Throttle Valves enables the addition of Electronic Cruise Control, while also contributing to smooth power delivery.

Electronic Cruise Control

Kawasaki’s cruise control system allows a desired speed to be maintained with the simple press of a button. Once activated, the rider does not have to constantly apply the throttle. This reduces stress on the right hand when traveling long distances, enabling relaxed cruising and contributing to a high level of riding comfort.

Composed, Sporty Handling

The Ninja 1000SX’s highly rigid aluminium frame offers a high degree of mass centralisation, offering a balance of agility and firm handling. The bike responds quickly to rider input, while offering an excellent ability to soak up bumps and ruts. Highly composed, the Ninja 1000SX’s superb straight-line stability and its planted feeling in corners make it easy to spend long hours in the saddle.





2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, offering highly efficient braking while maintaining natural feel.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralisation.

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) enables clutchless shifting.

Electronic Throttle Valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine.

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner.

Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, input from the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronics to the next level.

Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki’s most advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a variety of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

Power Mode selection allows engine power delivery to be changed to suit the riding situation.

Power Mode selection allows engine power delivery to be changed to suit the riding situation.

Electronic Cruise Control allows vehicle speed to be fixed. Rider support technology that helps reduce rider fatigue on long trips and contributes to increased touring comfort.

The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

Smartphone connectivity contributes to an enhanced motorcycling experience by enabling riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly.




2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $15099 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC,4 Valve Cylinder Head, Transverse In-Line 4-Cylinder
Displacement 1,043 cc
Bore & Stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Maximum Torque 81.7 lb-ft @ 7,800 rpm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Fuel Injection DFI® with 38mm ETV Throttle Bodies (4)
Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission 6-Speed
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Rake/Trail 24.0°/3.9 in.
Front Wheel Travel 4.7 in.
Rear Wheel Travel 5.4 in.
Front Tire Size 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size 190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase 56.7 in.
Front Suspension 41mm Inverted Cartridge Fork with Spring Preload Adjuster, Stepless
Adjustable Compression and Rebound Damping
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-Link with Stepless Remote Preload Adjuster,
Stepless Adjustable Rebound Damping
Front Brake Type Dual 300mm Semi Floating Discs with
Radial Mounted, Monobloc Opposed 4-Piston Calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Type Single 250mm Petal Disc, ABS
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 gal.
Seat Height 32.3 in.
Curb Weight= 516.0 lb.
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
(Specifications subject to change without notice.)
= Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).
Ask about the Riders of Kawasaki (ROK) Club and the Good Times™ Credit Plan.
(KP) = See Kaw-Pedia section for more details.
* = Changes from previous model year.




2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details

Engine 1,043cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 16-valve in-line four
Bore x Stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain

Frame Twin-tube, aluminum
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel ø41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability / 120 mm (4.7 in)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged shock with rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability / 144 mm (5.7 in)
Rake / Trail 24.0° / 98 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 31° / 31°
Front Tire 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tire 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Front Brakes Dual semi-floating ø300 mm discs with radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake ø250 mm disc with single-piston caliper

Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,100 x 825 x 1,225/1,190 mm (high/low) (82.7 x 32.5 x 48.2/46.9 in (high/low))
Wheelbase 1,440 mm (56.7 in)
Road Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
Seat Height 820 mm (32.3 in)
Curb Mass** 233 kg (514 lb)
Fuel Capacity 19 litres
Instrumentation Full-colour TFT screen with digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, shift lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder, and Economical Riding Indicator
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months




2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Displacement 1,043 cm³
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø38 mm
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Gear Performance & Transmission
Maximum torque 111 N•m {11.3 kgf•m} / 8,000 rpm
Maximum power 104.5 kW {142 PS} / 10,000 rpm
Fuel consumption 5.8 l/100 km
Power down kit 85 kW Available
CO2 emission 135 g/km
Fuel consumption 85 kW kit 6 l/100 km
CO2 emission 85 kW kit 138 g/km
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear Ratios 2nd 1.950 (39/20)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.600 (24/15)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.389 (25/18)
Gear Ratios 5th 1.238 (26/21)
Gear Ratios 6th 1.107 (31/28)
Final drive Sealed chain
Suspensions Brakes & Suspension
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single ø250 mm disc. Caliper: single-piston
Suspension, front ø41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged rear shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Dimensions Frame & Dimensions
Frame type Twin-tube, aluminium
Trail 98 mm
Wheel travel front 120 mm
Wheel travel rear 144 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
L x W x H 2,100 x 825 x 1,190 (1,225 mm high position screen) mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground clearance 135 mm
Fuel capacity 19 litres
Seat height 835 mm
Seat height 835 mm
Curb mass 235 kg



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