2017 Kawasaki NINJA 1000 ABS



?Modern aggressive styling with sharp and edgy lines makes it unmistakably Ninja®. The ultimate sport tourer infused with superbike technology makes it the Ninja 1000 ABS motorcycle. From the daily urban commute to back roads and 2-up touring, the Ninja 1000 ABS offers open-class thrills, everyday comfort and enhanced touring performance.

Comfort & Convenience

  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: New 5-position clutch lever can be adjusted to suit the size of the rider's hands based on rider preference. New wider seat for the rider provides greater support and comfort while the longer, more thickly padded passenger seta helps prevent the passenger from sliding forward, providing enhanced comfort. New ergonomically sculpted passenger grips are easy to hold and naturally positioned. Adaptable, relaxed upright riding position is comfortable and optimized to accommodate a full range of riding situations.
  • EVERY-DAY CONVENIENCE: New mirrors are positioned 20 mm farther outward and have a greater range of movement, offering easier adjustability. New digital display meter adds a gear position indicator, shift up indicator lamp and needle, LCD screen negative display, air temperature gauge as well as indicators for the IMU and KIBS. New clean-mount side case system allows KQR side cases* to be attached and removed easily for added convenience. *Sold separately as Kawasaki Genuine Accessory.


  • POWER & HANDLING: Take on the streets with legendary Ninja performance.


  • New front and side fairings with harder, sharper and edgier lines provide modern styling and improved wind protection
  • New chin spoilers similar to those on the Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX -10R models strengthen the resemblance
  • New front and rear turn signals are more integrated, contributing to the modern updated sportbike image
  • New dual LED headlights are lower profile and feature low and high beams that offer excellent brightness


  • NEXT LEVEL TECHNOLOGY: ​Key enhancements bring Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) WorldSBK championship-proven electronics management technology to the 2017 Ninja® 1000 ABS sportbike. This results in precise chassis orientation awareness that helps the rider adapt to a range of typical riding conditions and scenarios.​​

General Information

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model Year 2017
Model NINJA 1000 ABS
Model Code ZX1000WHFL
Color Candy Lime Green / Metallic Carbon Gray



Front - Dual 300 mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount 4-piston monobloc calipers and ABS

Rear - Single 250 mm petal-type rotor with 1-piston caliper and ABS


Front - 120/70 ZR17

Rear - 190/50 ZR17


Length Overall - 82.7 in.
Height Overall - 46.7 / 48.6 in.
Width Overall - 31.1 in.

Curb - 516 lb.

Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 56.7 in.
Seat Height 32.1 in.


Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain


Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve
Displacement 1,043 cc
Bore x Stroke 77 x 56 mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Fuel System DFI® with (4) 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Fuel Capacity 5 gal.
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Cooling Liquid


Frame Aluminum backbone

Front - 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload

Wheel Travel - 4.7 in.

Rear - Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload

Wheel Travel - 5.4 in.

Rake 24.5°
Trail 4 in.


Additional Colors

Metallic Spark Black

Metallic Graphite Gray

Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty