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I actually got it home last Friday but wanted to wait to take pictures. I got the luggage installed but the dealer forgot about the painted panels. I just got those today. These pictures are taken with the bike sitting next to my other favorite vehicle, 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. :D

I've already got a list of farkles I want to install that's totaling over $1100. :eek:




 

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Good for you. It's like bringing home a baby from the hospital...almost.

It's hard to believe the stock exhaust doesn't interfere/heat the bags.

Black is worth the cost to get 2015.

What's on the mod wish list?
 

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Good for you. It's like bringing home a baby from the hospital...almost.

It's hard to believe the stock exhaust doesn't interfere/heat the bags.

Black is worth the cost to get 2015.

What's on the mod wish list?
Tank protector from Geelong Carboncraft. It's expensive but well worth the money as far as I'm concerned. That part is already on the way.
Topcase rack - I'll probably get the SWMOTECH from TwistedThrottle
Dark tint windscreen - I'm torn between the Vstream and the Puig racing screen.
Quick release rack for the side bags. I can't take the bags off because the Kawasaki racks look so terrible without them
Foot peg lowering blocks
GPS mount

We'll see about the seat. So far, it's been ok but I've only logged about 120 miles on the bike. Weather here has really sucked.

That's it so far.
 

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Sweet looking black on black, congrats on your new Baby. (nice car too, I have a Infiniti G37 hardtop convertible next to mine in the garage) I just brought home a '14 cascade blue a month ago, approaching 800 miles already and loving every minute. just ordered a Vstream Sport Touring windhsield. Already have an MRA Xcreen on the stock windshield and it's not bad at all. Want to try the Vstream to see if I can get some wind off my shouders.
enjoy and be safe
 

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Love the lime green accents..man, thats the best looking black colored Ninja I've seen.

The lime green touch really sets it apart.
 

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Black & Green

I was in a showroom the other day and a 2015 Ninja 1000 was there....the green looks great. The H2 has a more green on it....gorgeous.
 

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I've had a 2015 model since early November. The black-on-black color scheme is very good. But I'm wondering why you didn't go with the factory saddlebags instead of GIVI?

I ordered the OEM 28-liter panniers the day I took delivery of the bike and I'm still waiting on Kawasaki to ship the color-matched version for this bike. They're supposed to arrive the first week in January.
 

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I've had a 2015 model since early November. The black-on-black color scheme is very good. But I'm wondering why you didn't go with the factory saddlebags instead of GIVI?

I ordered the OEM 28-liter panniers the day I took delivery of the bike and I'm still waiting on Kawasaki to ship the color-matched version for this bike. They're supposed to arrive the first week in January.
I ordered the luggage with this bike from the dealer and this is the kit they gave me. Until now, I thought this was the OEM luggage being provided with the 2015 bike. :mad:
 

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From the photo you posted, I can see the Kawasaki label on the bags. They are made by GIVI for Kawasaki. There is a lot to like about these bags. I have a riding buddy with a 2011 N1K that has these same bags and the work great. Look good, too.

For 2014 and later, there is a different bag available. The down side is that it's smaller (only 28 liters) and you can't put a top case on the bike with the new bags. With yours, there is a GIVI top case that matches the design of your bags ...if you're into that much storage. I have a GIVI top case on my ST1300, but that bike is for loooonnnnngggg distance, multi-week rides. I don't see me getting a top case for the N1K.
 

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Now powder-coat those mufflers black and you'll be in full stealth mode. Love the black.
Nah, I'd say stick a set of Yoshi carbon fiber R-77 mufflers on the wish list, they would look way better! I've got a set kind of on order and can't wait to bolt them on!

I have to agree the black on black with green accents looks really good.

Oh BTW, on the subject of screens - I've fitted a V-Nation smoked sport screen and has been great on mine!
 

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Nah, I'd say stick a set of Yoshi carbon fiber R-77 mufflers on the wish list, they would look way better! I've got a set kind of on order and can't wait to bolt them on!

I have to agree the black on black with green accents looks really good.

Oh BTW, on the subject of screens - I've fitted a V-Nation smoked sport screen and has been great on mine!
The R-77's would be really nice but I like the way the stock mufflers look and sound and the powder coat would be a LOT cheaper than slip-ons.
 

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From the photo you posted, I can see the Kawasaki label on the bags. They are made by GIVI for Kawasaki. There is a lot to like about these bags. I have a riding buddy with a 2011 N1K that has these same bags and the work great. Look good, too.

For 2014 and later, there is a different bag available. The down side is that it's smaller (only 28 liters) and you can't put a top case on the bike with the new bags. With yours, there is a GIVI top case that matches the design of your bags ...if you're into that much storage. I have a GIVI top case on my ST1300, but that bike is for loooonnnnngggg distance, multi-week rides. I don't see me getting a top case for the N1K.
The more I look at these bags compared to the "OEM" bags, the more I like these better. They just fit the bike better IMO. The OEM bags seem a little too big but I must admit that I like the option of being able to fit my helmet in the luggage (which I cannot do with the bags I have now).

Right now, I'm trying to find the exact model of my bags so I can get a set to quick-release racks to replace the ones I got with the bike.
 

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I've been waiting for almost 2 months for the OEM 28-liter quick release saddlebags in the black-on-black color scheme. It's interesting to note that any photos of these bags online DO NOT show the new color -- only green and blue from the 2014 models. Yet, the Versys 1000, which is also black-on-black have these bags. I imagine the mounting hardware is different for the Versys compared to the Ninja, but that's a non-issue for shipping these bags for the 2015 Ninja. Come-on, Kawasaki, stop stalling!
 

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The more I look at these bags compared to the "OEM" bags, the more I like these better. They just fit the bike better IMO. The OEM bags seem a little too big but I must admit that I like the option of being able to fit my helmet in the luggage (which I cannot do with the bags I have now).

Right now, I'm trying to find the exact model of my bags so I can get a set to quick-release racks to replace the ones I got with the bike.
They are Givi V35 bags.
You have 2 options for quick release racks:
Givi or SW-Motech racks.
Both can be found at Twisted Throttle.

It is weird that your dealer sold you these rather than the newer OEM, integrated bags...

Cheers,

Rob
 
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