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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.
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https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...z900-z650-2020
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Nice updates to an already great platform!

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It well be interesting to see how the insurance companies react to the the renaming. Will our European friends get the shaft, will we see a break?

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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-
https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...z900-z650-2020
About fing time. The single exhaust may make it a bit lighter, but I've always like the dual look. I also think it needs a boost in power too keep up with the competition.
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Very nice. The TFT display looks good and at a glance it appears to have some new features. Glad to see they added cruise control.
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I really like the list of the upgrades they have made on this. I hope they tasked their top engineers to work on the seat.
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Thats a good list of upgrades. Lots of things you cant do, yourself like that tft dash and cruise control. Im still blown away by one thing.

When it was released, in late 2010, I never dreamed it would be the same basic bike 10 years from then.

Avintage, lol on insurance rates, is my guess. Why would they want less money than suckers...i mean, us owners, have paid since 2010!
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Nice updates, about what I expected. Evolution not revolution. It's not enough to compel me to upgrade, but just enough to annoy me that they didn't already offer all this in 2018 when I bought my bike.

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About fing time. The single exhaust may make it a bit lighter, but I've always like the dual look. I also think it needs a boost in power too keep up with the competition.
Looks like the power and weight numbers remain the same as earlier...
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The up/down shifter would be cool to have, rest of them don't really appeal that much to me personally.

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