oooh, it’s so nice….

You might recall, back when I was shopping for bikes to replace the Daytona there were a couple of things I really wanted to get. Of course, then I got the Ninja, which had a few of them.

I wanted: longer range (tick), more upright (tick), ability to mount top box (tick), ABS (tick), LED headlights (nope). So not bad actually.

At the time I was offered the Ninja I was concerned as I had tested the 2017(?) and found it excellent, but uncomfortable. Happily that was not the case on the 2012 that I ended up with.

And now, there is this.

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX (I like this green version, more than the black/grey)

So take the engine and the rest of the stuff from the previous generations and refine it. From my perspective add the following (some of which was in earlier versions, between my 2012 and this 2020) traction control; LED headlights (in fact all lights); better economy. Good so far.

Now add electronic throttle, so they can add cruise control. Full TFT dash, and bluetooth (not sure this is a plus, lol). Refine the ride and suspension further and make everything super smooth, light and easy.

Some will say get rid of those dual “shark tooth” exhausts, but to be honest, I kinda like them, certainly compared to this can.

I may have test ridden it now as well.

Ok, so it’s still not “pretty” but it’s so nice to ride….

And someone is interested in my bike.

I just need to come up with the difference, which is a measly $7k. Well it’s kinda tight, money wise, at the moment… but we’ll see. If you wish to donate, feel free to contact me 😉

Best thing is that I have a bike I’d like to get, where as before, there kind of wasn’t.

Kawasaki, I really appreciate that you are continuing with the sport tourer, even if all of your competitors are not. Still have no interest in those semi adventure tourer things.

Author: Mabaho

I'm a married dad who likes to ride my motorbike and if I ever find the time, to play computer games. This blog started out as just WoW, but has moved onto a whole lot of different things.

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