Building on the success of its Z1000 semi-naked sportster, and series of mid-size street-going Ninjas, Kawasaki has announced a 2011 big-bore amalgamation called the Ninja 1000.
The fully-faired machine is essentially a Z1000 with Ninja bodywork. It will share the Z's counterbalanced engine, six-speed transmission, nearly identical chassis geometry, and upright riding position.
As the latest iteration of a bike first coined with this name in 1986, it will displace 45cc more than the fire-exhaling 998cc ZX-10R, albeit with 11.8:1 compression ratio, instead of 12.9:1. Its bore and stroke is 77.0mm X 56.0mm, compared to the supersport's 76.0mm X 55.0mm.
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Sweet looking ride... Thinking of trading in my ZZR600 for something more passinger friendly and something with more power... Just wondering how comfortable the passinger will be on this thing... looks like a dealership test fit is in order when they are available...