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|11-11-2019 06:44 PM|
Finally! Cruise control!!!
OK, so get Bug paid off, and save up enough cash to get a leftover (fill in the blank, whichever year it comes in green) model. That'll give the aftermarket enough time to come up with a GPS mount, a touring windscreen, and a way to add a top case along with the sidebags; I really like my GIVI on my 300, and I had some green added to it, so I would probably use that. That'll also give you guys a chance to hammer out what needs modded. Finally, I'll have plenty of time to somehow resize my frame to fit the extra 1.4 inches of seat height and the extra 3.4 inches of bike width over my 300...
|11-05-2019 01:29 PM|
|Warprints||US version is now on Kawasaki's web page. We get black. Maybe for 2021 they'll do Kawi green again and I can consider upgrading.|
|11-05-2019 06:23 AM|
Kawasaki’s ever-popular Z1000SX gets a raft of updates for 2020 along with a new name. After years as the odd-man-out in the ‘Z’ range as the only Z-model to wear a fairing, it’s finally falling into line with Kawasaki’s normal naming protocol by becoming the Ninja 1000SX for next year. The model already bears that title in the USA, and now falls into line with other Z-based faired models like the Ninja 650, Ninja 400 and Ninja 125.
The name brings with it a selection of worthwhile improvements. While the 2020 Ninja 1000SX looks much like its predecessor, it’s switched the old four-barrelled exhaust – two each side – for a single large end can on the right hand side. It’s a cleaner, lighter look, particularly when the bike’s seen from the now exhaust-free left.
Look closer and you’ll see that the bodywork and front mudguard are redesigned for 2020, with larger air outlets and a more enveloping bellypan. Harder to spot are the new LED lights – headlights, tail light, indicators and even the licence plate lamp are all LED now – and the reshaped, more comfortable seats for both rider and pillion.
On board, 2020 Ninja 1000SX owners will find improvements including an up/down quick-shifter, cruise control, and new riding modes and traction control settings, all operated via a modern (but somewhat small) 4.3in full-colour TFT screen. As with so many other 2020 bikes, Bluetooth phone integration is also included.
Underneath, the engine’s throttles are new and the cam profiles are tweaked, but power and torque are virtually unchanged at 142PS (140bhp) at 10,000rpm and 111Nm (82lbft) at 8000rpm.
At an anticipated £11,300 the 2020 Ninja 1000SX is going to be about £1000 more than the current Z1000SX but the improvements should make the bike worth the extra outlay.
link to article below.
|11-05-2019 01:35 AM|
Originally Posted by Rock View Post
|11-04-2019 11:50 PM|
Unicorns don't fart they fluff
ten hours away from that stupid reveal. I thought it was supposed to be the 4th.
Since California has impacted air quailty worse than chernobyl and Mount St. Helens combined they should not have any decision making ability regarding emissions. I do find it odd losing millions of trees to fire is preferable over cutting a few down near power lines. Tree hugging must cut off the blood flow to your brain or something.
|11-04-2019 10:33 AM|
|Rickifumi||Now that CARB bureaucrats have tailpipe emissions approaching the levels of a thrice-filtered unicorn fart, maybe it's time to divert some of those resources towards a semblance of effective forestry management? The amount of CO2 and particulates being belched into the atmosphere daily from ongoing catastrophic forest fires presents a health hazard to residents of the western states and beyond.|
|11-04-2019 10:22 AM|
Damn, you guys amaze me. Yes, thats how a zx14 and a z650 could be so similar. Thank you.
With that in mind, that guy is correct. There is 10kg missing from something. I was not able to find paperwork for the 2011 ninja 1000, or the 2010 z 1000. It would have been interesting to see what the numbers were on the older bike.
|11-04-2019 10:19 AM|
|Rickifumi||I suspect that changes to rotating mass might also alter the EMI figure: as an example, if the rims and tires were lightened by a total of 10 pounds and then 10 pounds were added to the bike's sprung mass you would end up with an identical vehicle total mass, but the bike would accelerate quicker. Most likely, a lower EIM would result.|
|11-04-2019 10:11 AM|
|Rickifumi||That EMI mass figure is Equivalent Inertia Mass, and it's an input to emissions testing on the dynamometer. Consider it to be a standardized measure of a vehicle's total mass while underway, including rider.|
|11-04-2019 10:03 AM|
2020 z900 abs is listed at 340kg, too? Someone has to figure this out. Its driving me nuts.
2007 z1000 says 350kg. 2007 ninja 650 is 330kg. 2010 Ninja 650/versys 650 and their cruiser 660 are all listed as 330kg. 2009 zx14 is 360kg.
How could the number be so similar when the bikes, and emissions regulations, were and are so different?
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