India Kawasaki Motors has launched the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 with new colour combinations in the country.
The sporty tourer now gets a new shade of emerald blazed green / metallic carbon grey and metallic spark black/metallic carbon grey. Apart from the colour, there are no changes on the technical and design front. Commenting on the new colour offer, Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said:
Ninja 1000 ABS is doing exceptionally well in the global premium sports-tourer market. And when we say global market, India also becomes a part of it. That’s why Ninja 1000 is our SKD model in the new IKM factory of India. Every product and its variant has a specific product life cycle. I anticipate that our Ninja 1000 ABS with redefined colour combination will attract new customers.
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The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is available in the country at an ex-showroom Delhi price of INR 9.98 lakhs. The Ninja 1000 employs a 1,043cc in-line four DOHC engine with liquid cooling. The powerplant generates 142 PS at 10,000 rpm and 111 Nm of torque at 7,300 rpm. Notable electronic features include 3-mode Kawasaki Traction Control; Full and Low Power Mode; Bosch IMU, and Kawasaki Cornering Management Function.
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For suspension, the motorcycle uses adjustable 41 mm inverted front fork, and adjustable gas-charged rear monoshock. The bike comes to a halt using dual 300 mm front discs and a single 250 mm rear disc, both with ABS. The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 locks horns with the recently launched Ducati SuperSport, and the Suzuki GSX-S1000F.