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Put a deposit down on a new 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS in Candy Cascade Blue. Will be picking her up in a couple of weeks. Can't wait.
 

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Key Features
Upgraded 1,043 cc inline-4 with DFI® offers even more power and torque for effortless passing and backroads entertainment
New KTRC Traction Control system features 3 different modes for maximum performance and enhanced rider confidence in varying conditions
New Selectable Power Modes offer a choice between full power and approximately 50 percent power output to help suit changing conditions
New 1-piece “monobloc” radial-mount front brake calipers offer superb braking power and control, along with a premium laser-etched Kawasaki logo and black alumite finish
New taller 6th gear provides a more relaxed ride when covering highway miles
New analog and digital instrument cluster includes a large tachometer and a digital display with a wealth of information current bike conditions and settings
New remote rear spring preload adjuster allows quick tuning for passenger and luggage weight
New subframe with built-in compatibility for Kawasaki’s new accessory saddlebag mounts
New optional dealer-installed saddlebags are cleanly integrated with the new subframe and can be removed in seconds and leave a clean, rack-free tail section
Relaxed, upright riding position contributes to all-day comfort and impressive maneuverability
Lightweight aluminum frame is narrow and tuned to transmit optimal feedback to the rider
Fully adjustable inverted fork has settings designed for sporty performance and ride quality
Design of horizontal back-link rear suspension contributes to mass centralization
Radial-mounted front brake calipers combine with the radial-pump front brake master cylinder and ABS to offer superb control and feel
Sleek, supersport styling gives the Ninja® 1000 a distinctive look
Larger fuel capacity offers substantial range
Windscreen is adjustable to 3 positions, allowing for optimum wind and weather protection
DOHC, 16-valve, 1,043 cc Engine
1,043 cc liquid-cooled inline-4 offers true open-class power from idle to redline
New cylinder connecting passageways reduce pumping losses and improve mid-to-high rpm performance
New intake cams provide improved low-to-midrange torque
Easily accessible torque offers instant thrust for maximum rider satisfaction
Bore and stroke dimensions of 77 x 56 mm offer an ideal balance of peak power and low and mid-range flexibility
38 mm Keihin throttle bodies cram the air / fuel mixture directly into combustion chambers via downdraft intakes for maximum power
Oval sub-throttles help keep the engine slim, and a slim midsection allows an ideal bike / rider interface for maximum comfort and control
Engine’s rev limiter comes into play “softly,” providing usable overrev character because power doesn’t drop off suddenly at high rpm
The engine’s relatively low crankshaft position allows a moderately long stroke without adding engine height
A secondary engine balancer, driven off a gear on the sixth web of the crankshaft, eliminates excess vibration and contributes to rider comfort
Upgraded Cool Air System
Intake system routes cool air to the airbox via ducts in the fairing, minimizing performance loss due to heated intake air
Upgraded airbox features additional atmospheric intakes to further enhance the engine’s intoxicating intake howl
New non-woven air filter element provides better flow for enhanced high-rpm performance
Revised velocity stacks are now equal-length and provide improved throttle response and a more exciting engine character
Intake ducts are positioned close to the rider to allow the intake howl to be heard and enjoyed
Exhaust System
The exhaust system features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout to provide ample silencer volume without requiring excess bulk in the rear mufflers
Main and pre-catalyzers ensure cleaner emissions
Exhaust system offers excellent mass centralization and contributes to a low center of gravity
Slim-type Fuel Pump
Slim-type fuel pump features an integral fuel level sensor with enhanced accuracy for 2014
Fuel tank design and slim-type fuel pump minimizes dead volume inside the tank; fuel capacity is 5 gallons
New Monobloc ABS Brakes with Petal-type Rotors
New 1-piece “monobloc” radial-mount front brake calipers offer superb braking power and control, along with a premium quality look from their laser-etched Kawasaki logo and black alumite finish
Small and lightweight ABS unit with a high-spec ECU is capable of detailed calculations for ultra-smooth operation
A low-battery mode maintains ABS function as best as possible when the battery charge is low. In this mode, ABS timing and pressure relief functions are maintained to help preserve brake effectiveness (although riders will notice that ABS operation is less smooth than in normal mode).
Petal-type 300 mm front brake rotors are full-on sportbike hardware
A radial-pump front brake master cylinder contributes to the superb control and feel offered by these high-end monobloc calipers
The rear brake is a single-piston, pin-slide caliper gripping a 250 mm petal-type disc. The caliper is mounted below the swingarm, and located by a torque rod.
Stylish Bodywork
Supersport-style full-fairing bodywork gives the Ninja 1000 a distinctive, head-turning look, and also offers plenty of wind and weather protection for short-tour ability
The fairing’s slat-style leading edges direct wind around the bike, allowing the fairing to be narrower at the middle
The fairing flares at the rear, keeping hot engine air off the rider’s legs
Front turn signals are integrated into the fairing and are attached to the inside of the fairing with rubber mounts that minimize damage if the bike falls over
Front fender design contributes to excellent aerodynamics and racy looks
Slim and compact tail cowl moves mass physically and visually toward the front of the bike
LED taillight features red bulbs and a red transparent lens
Slim rear fender gives the bike a light-looking rear end
Windscreen is manually adjustable for optimum wind / weather protection
Windscreen has 3 available positions spanning approximately 20 degrees and ranging from sporty to maximum wind protection. Adjustment can be done by hand (no tools required) by depressing the release button below the instrument panel. Windscreen adjustment should always be done with the bike stopped.
Aluminum Backbone Frame
Aluminum backbone frame is similar in concept to the Ninja ZX-10R’s, and helps make the bike narrow and easy to grip with the knees for maximum rider comfort and feedback
The frame is lightweight and highly rigid, and uses the engine as a stressed member for solid handling and optimum stability
Frame elements are tuned to transmit optimal engine feedback to the rider
The frame uses 4 engine mounts, 3 of which are rigid, 1 of which (the upper rear crankcase mount) is rubber
New subframe features built-in compatibility for Kawasaki’s new accessory saddlebag mounts
The subframe is an example of form and function combined, negating the need for side covers and allowing underseat narrowness for a shorter reach to the ground
Upgraded Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension
Rear suspension design positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm where it’s less exposed to exhaust heat and contributes to mass centralization
New remote rear spring preload adjuster allows quick tuning for passenger and luggage weight
Stepless rebound damping adjuster allows damping characteristics to be tuned to suit spring preload and passenger / luggage weights
Fully Adjustable 41 mm Fork
The Ninja 1000’s inverted fork is adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload – and is protected from harm by a cool-looking shroud
Settings are designed for both sporty performance and ride quality
Rider / Passenger Interface
Separate, raised handlebars contribute to the sporty, comfortable riding position; bar stays are mounted to the fork tube tops, which extend above the top clamp
A thick urethane seat provides a high level of rider and passenger comfort
Tapered grips, like those used on supersport models, offer a more direct feel than traditional designs
Ninja supersport footpegs with knurled surfaces offer secure grip, direct feel and control, and no-nonsense looks
New grab-bars are redesigned to provide a more comfortable hand-hold for the passenger
The passenger footpeg brackets incorporate convenient luggage hooks
Left handlebar features switches for KTRC Traction Control, power mode selector, high / low beam and headlight flasher
Instrumentation
New LCD functions include KTRC, Power Mode, ABS and Economical Riding (ECO) indicators
Additional LCD functions include a digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, clock, instant and average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, and low-fuel warning lamps
Large-volume Fuel Tank
5 gal. (19 l) fuel tank offers substantial range
Steel construction facilitates use of magnetic tank bag
Tank shape (flared edges and a trim shape at the back) allows riders to easily grip tank with their knees
New Selectable 2-mode Digital Ignition
Rider selectable full and low maps offer a choice between full power and approximately 70 percent power output to help suit changing conditions
Digital Timing Advance enhances low- and mid-range power
Individual spark plug-mounted ignition coils fire each of the 4 spark plugs independently to achieve the optimum timing for that cylinder
ECU includes an idle speed control system for easier starting and warm-up
New KTRC Traction Control
KTRC traction-control system features 3 different modes for varying conditions
System can also be switched-off by the rider to disable traction control
Modes are controlled by a handy switch assembly on the left handlebar
Modes are indicated on the LCD cockpit display
A low-battery mode helps preserve ABS effectiveness when the battery charge is low. (although riders may notice that ABS operation is less smooth than in normal mode)
 

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Looks good. Much prefer the blue over the Ninja Green. I see too many of the green. Mind posting your impressions of the KTRC when you get your hands on her?

I've only experienced DTC and rarely rip her hard enough to activate it. I find in 1st gear it's like suddenly missing a cylinder sometimes it's that intrusive. But beyond that it's almost invisible (unless doing something insane like WOT over a pothole)
 

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Looks good. Much prefer the blue over the Ninja Green. I see too many of the green. Mind posting your impressions of the KTRC when you get your hands on her?

I've only experienced DTC and rarely rip her hard enough to activate it. I find in 1st gear it's like suddenly missing a cylinder sometimes it's that intrusive. But beyond that it's almost invisible (unless doing something insane like WOT over a pothole)
Will do my friend:sunny
 

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Looks good. Much prefer the blue over the Ninja Green. I see too many of the green. Mind posting your impressions of the KTRC when you get your hands on her?

I've only experienced DTC and rarely rip her hard enough to activate it. I find in 1st gear it's like suddenly missing a cylinder sometimes it's that intrusive. But beyond that it's almost invisible (unless doing something insane like WOT over a pothole)
BMW's traction control on the GS and parallel twins is overly intrusive and too eager to kick in.
 

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Key Features
Upgraded 1,043 cc inline-4 with DFI® offers even more power and torque for effortless passing and backroads entertainment
New KTRC Traction Control system features 3 different modes for maximum performance and enhanced rider confidence in varying conditions
New Selectable Power Modes offer a choice between full power and approximately 50 percent power output to help suit changing conditions
New 1-piece “monobloc” radial-mount front brake calipers offer superb braking power and control, along with a premium laser-etched Kawasaki logo and black alumite finish
New taller 6th gear provides a more relaxed ride when covering highway miles
New analog and digital instrument cluster includes a large tachometer and a digital display with a wealth of information current bike conditions and settings
New remote rear spring preload adjuster allows quick tuning for passenger and luggage weight
New subframe with built-in compatibility for Kawasaki’s new accessory saddlebag mounts
New optional dealer-installed saddlebags are cleanly integrated with the new subframe and can be removed in seconds and leave a clean, rack-free tail section
Relaxed, upright riding position contributes to all-day comfort and impressive maneuverability
Lightweight aluminum frame is narrow and tuned to transmit optimal feedback to the rider
Fully adjustable inverted fork has settings designed for sporty performance and ride quality
Design of horizontal back-link rear suspension contributes to mass centralization
Radial-mounted front brake calipers combine with the radial-pump front brake master cylinder and ABS to offer superb control and feel
Sleek, supersport styling gives the Ninja® 1000 a distinctive look
Larger fuel capacity offers substantial range
Windscreen is adjustable to 3 positions, allowing for optimum wind and weather protection
DOHC, 16-valve, 1,043 cc Engine
1,043 cc liquid-cooled inline-4 offers true open-class power from idle to redline
New cylinder connecting passageways reduce pumping losses and improve mid-to-high rpm performance
New intake cams provide improved low-to-midrange torque
Easily accessible torque offers instant thrust for maximum rider satisfaction
Bore and stroke dimensions of 77 x 56 mm offer an ideal balance of peak power and low and mid-range flexibility
38 mm Keihin throttle bodies cram the air / fuel mixture directly into combustion chambers via downdraft intakes for maximum power
Oval sub-throttles help keep the engine slim, and a slim midsection allows an ideal bike / rider interface for maximum comfort and control
Engine’s rev limiter comes into play “softly,” providing usable overrev character because power doesn’t drop off suddenly at high rpm
The engine’s relatively low crankshaft position allows a moderately long stroke without adding engine height
A secondary engine balancer, driven off a gear on the sixth web of the crankshaft, eliminates excess vibration and contributes to rider comfort
Upgraded Cool Air System
Intake system routes cool air to the airbox via ducts in the fairing, minimizing performance loss due to heated intake air
Upgraded airbox features additional atmospheric intakes to further enhance the engine’s intoxicating intake howl
New non-woven air filter element provides better flow for enhanced high-rpm performance
Revised velocity stacks are now equal-length and provide improved throttle response and a more exciting engine character
Intake ducts are positioned close to the rider to allow the intake howl to be heard and enjoyed
Exhaust System
The exhaust system features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout to provide ample silencer volume without requiring excess bulk in the rear mufflers
Main and pre-catalyzers ensure cleaner emissions
Exhaust system offers excellent mass centralization and contributes to a low center of gravity
Slim-type Fuel Pump
Slim-type fuel pump features an integral fuel level sensor with enhanced accuracy for 2014
Fuel tank design and slim-type fuel pump minimizes dead volume inside the tank; fuel capacity is 5 gallons
New Monobloc ABS Brakes with Petal-type Rotors
New 1-piece “monobloc” radial-mount front brake calipers offer superb braking power and control, along with a premium quality look from their laser-etched Kawasaki logo and black alumite finish
Small and lightweight ABS unit with a high-spec ECU is capable of detailed calculations for ultra-smooth operation
A low-battery mode maintains ABS function as best as possible when the battery charge is low. In this mode, ABS timing and pressure relief functions are maintained to help preserve brake effectiveness (although riders will notice that ABS operation is less smooth than in normal mode).
Petal-type 300 mm front brake rotors are full-on sportbike hardware
A radial-pump front brake master cylinder contributes to the superb control and feel offered by these high-end monobloc calipers
The rear brake is a single-piston, pin-slide caliper gripping a 250 mm petal-type disc. The caliper is mounted below the swingarm, and located by a torque rod.
Stylish Bodywork
Supersport-style full-fairing bodywork gives the Ninja 1000 a distinctive, head-turning look, and also offers plenty of wind and weather protection for short-tour ability
The fairing’s slat-style leading edges direct wind around the bike, allowing the fairing to be narrower at the middle
The fairing flares at the rear, keeping hot engine air off the rider’s legs
Front turn signals are integrated into the fairing and are attached to the inside of the fairing with rubber mounts that minimize damage if the bike falls over
Front fender design contributes to excellent aerodynamics and racy looks
Slim and compact tail cowl moves mass physically and visually toward the front of the bike
LED taillight features red bulbs and a red transparent lens
Slim rear fender gives the bike a light-looking rear end
Windscreen is manually adjustable for optimum wind / weather protection
Windscreen has 3 available positions spanning approximately 20 degrees and ranging from sporty to maximum wind protection. Adjustment can be done by hand (no tools required) by depressing the release button below the instrument panel. Windscreen adjustment should always be done with the bike stopped.
Aluminum Backbone Frame
Aluminum backbone frame is similar in concept to the Ninja ZX-10R’s, and helps make the bike narrow and easy to grip with the knees for maximum rider comfort and feedback
The frame is lightweight and highly rigid, and uses the engine as a stressed member for solid handling and optimum stability
Frame elements are tuned to transmit optimal engine feedback to the rider
The frame uses 4 engine mounts, 3 of which are rigid, 1 of which (the upper rear crankcase mount) is rubber
New subframe features built-in compatibility for Kawasaki’s new accessory saddlebag mounts
The subframe is an example of form and function combined, negating the need for side covers and allowing underseat narrowness for a shorter reach to the ground
Upgraded Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension
Rear suspension design positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm where it’s less exposed to exhaust heat and contributes to mass centralization
New remote rear spring preload adjuster allows quick tuning for passenger and luggage weight
Stepless rebound damping adjuster allows damping characteristics to be tuned to suit spring preload and passenger / luggage weights
Fully Adjustable 41 mm Fork
The Ninja 1000’s inverted fork is adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload – and is protected from harm by a cool-looking shroud
Settings are designed for both sporty performance and ride quality
Rider / Passenger Interface
Separate, raised handlebars contribute to the sporty, comfortable riding position; bar stays are mounted to the fork tube tops, which extend above the top clamp
A thick urethane seat provides a high level of rider and passenger comfort
Tapered grips, like those used on supersport models, offer a more direct feel than traditional designs
Ninja supersport footpegs with knurled surfaces offer secure grip, direct feel and control, and no-nonsense looks
New grab-bars are redesigned to provide a more comfortable hand-hold for the passenger
The passenger footpeg brackets incorporate convenient luggage hooks
Left handlebar features switches for KTRC Traction Control, power mode selector, high / low beam and headlight flasher
Instrumentation
New LCD functions include KTRC, Power Mode, ABS and Economical Riding (ECO) indicators
Additional LCD functions include a digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, clock, instant and average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, and low-fuel warning lamps
Large-volume Fuel Tank
5 gal. (19 l) fuel tank offers substantial range
Steel construction facilitates use of magnetic tank bag
Tank shape (flared edges and a trim shape at the back) allows riders to easily grip tank with their knees
New Selectable 2-mode Digital Ignition
Rider selectable full and low maps offer a choice between full power and approximately 70 percent power output to help suit changing conditions
Digital Timing Advance enhances low- and mid-range power
Individual spark plug-mounted ignition coils fire each of the 4 spark plugs independently to achieve the optimum timing for that cylinder
ECU includes an idle speed control system for easier starting and warm-up
New KTRC Traction Control
KTRC traction-control system features 3 different modes for varying conditions
System can also be switched-off by the rider to disable traction control
Modes are controlled by a handy switch assembly on the left handlebar
Modes are indicated on the LCD cockpit display
A low-battery mode helps preserve ABS effectiveness when the battery charge is low. (although riders may notice that ABS operation is less smooth than in normal mode)
Damm Jay did you type all of that??? :laugh
Nice bike, can't wait to see it.
 

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good job on the purchase jay , i like. i too got a ninja 1000. its a 2011 with 1300 miles on the clock. ive had it for a week so far but only able to ride it for 2 days due to all the rain. i still have the zzr600 plan on selling that next spring when my gf gets her own bike and im going to dabble in super moto. have fun with it i sure hope too with mine. cant wait to see your mods on this one.
 

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Basic accessories and mods so far, just to get me started. I'm sure I will find more.

Pazzo Levers shorty brake, long clutch. installed
HVMP 13.9 oz bar ends. installed
R&G swing arm spools. installed
R&G Racing Stainless Steel Radiator Guard installed
RAM mount for GPS. installed
Powerlet cigarette plugin. installed
SW-MOTECH Quick-Lock Side carrier rack system for Givi V35 PLX cases installed
GIVI V35 Monokey Side Cases. installed
MRA windscreen. installed
PIAA 17155 H7 Xtreme White Plus Bulbs. installed
Kawasaki Gel Seats installed
Tech Spec Tank Pads installed
Twisted Throttle Power Hub installed
 
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Picking the bike up this weekend.
 

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Basic accessories and mods so far, just to get me started. I'm sure I will find more.

Pazzo Levers shorty brake, long clutch. HERE
HVMP 13.9 oz bar ends. HERE
R&G swing arm spools. HERE
LUIMOTO seat covers.
RAM mount for GPS. HERE
Powerlet cigarette plugin. HERE
SW-MOTECH Quick-Lock Side carrier rack system for Givi V35 PLX cases
GIVI V35 Monokey Side Cases.
MRA windscreen.
PIAA 17155 H7 Xtreme White Plus Bulbs.
Linky no workie but good list. I saw a cigarette plug with a USB that goes straight to battery tender terminals...I'll try and remember to post a link once I'm on a computer. It was from another site I think.
 

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Here's few pics of the new bike. Scuffed in the tires yesterday on US129 and NC28.
 

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