The 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX sports tourer is powered by a 1043cc engine
The 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX sports tourer is powered by a 1043cc engine|Kawasaki
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2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX launched, prices start at Rs 11.40 lakh

For the model year 2022, the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX gets a new colour scheme

Kamesh Chauhan

The Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX is the brand’s litre-class sports tourer. A bike that is suitable for all-day touring but doesn’t shy away from corners. To keep things fresh for the new model year, Kawasaki India has given it a subtle upgrade. Since the upgrades are only cosmetic, let’s have a look at them first.

2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX design

The 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX in Emerald Blazed Green

The 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX in Emerald Blazed Green

The design of the Ninja 1000SX remains unchanged barring the colour scheme. The new 1000SX is available in two new colours — Emerald Blazed Green and Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray. The new colour schemes have subtle changes in the colour-specific streaks and are almost identical to the colour on the outgoing model.

2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX engine and chassis

The Ninja 1000SX has 140bhp available on taps
The Ninja 1000SX has 140bhp available on tapsKawasaki

Underneath the newly styled skin, the Ninja 1000SX remains unchanged. Meaning, it retains the same 1043cc, in-line four, liquid-cooled engine which produces 140bhp at 10,000 rpm and 111Nm at 8000rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and comes equipped with Kawasaki’s bi-directional quick shifter.

Since the Ninja 1000SX is based on the Ninja ZX-10R, it handles really well and can also provide cornering thrills
Since the Ninja 1000SX is based on the Ninja ZX-10R, it handles really well and can also provide cornering thrillsKawasaki

Similarly, other chassis components are also retained. The aluminium frame is suspended on 41mm USDs with compression and rebound damping along with spring preload adjustability upfront while at the back it uses a horizontal back-link adjustable mono-shock. The suspension setup put the 17-inch wheels 1440mm apart, which is 10mm lesser than the ZX-10R. The seat height at 835mm, however, is identical to the ZX-10R. Braking duties are handled by dual 300mm discs brakes with four-piston callipers at the front and a single 250mm disc with a single-piston calliper at the rear with Kawasaki’s host of electronic suites including cornering management function and intelligent anti-lock brake system.

2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX features

In terms of features, the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX has a 4.3-inch fully-digital colour display that can be paired to a smartphone via Bluetooth. It has four riding modes — Sport, Road, Rain and Rider, which is a custom mode that can save rider-specific settings. Furthermore, given the bike’s touring intentions, it also gets electronic cruise control.

The side panniers and a top box is available as an optional accessory
The side panniers and a top box is available as an optional accessoryKawasaki

2022 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX price

The Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX comes with a starting price of Rs 11.40 lakh. Kawasaki also offers you to spec up the bike with touring friendly accessories like GPS brackets, a larger windshield, a low seat, panniers and many more. Want one? Currently, only the prices are out and you have to wait until December before you can get your hands on one.

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