Updated 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Set to Debut

  • The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 will debut soon.

  • There aren’t many details about the updates.

  • Kawasaki I set to introduce two bikes at Tokyo Motor Show and three at EICMA.

In all the excitement of the upcoming supercharged Kawasaki Z H2, there’s another bike in Team Green’s stable which has been popular through the years, and there’s an updated version — the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000.

The manufacturer currently has 1000cc sport-tourers in the form of the Ninja H2 SX, Versys 1000 and the Ninja 1000 (previously known as the Z1000SX). The H2 SX was introduced last year while the Versys 1000 has been updated for this year.

So that leaves the Ninja 1000 which was last updated 2017 and compliant to Euro 4 regulations.

The new bike will be Euro 5 compliant.

Kawasaki’s plan to introduce the bike was revealed in their submission to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Manufacturers are required to submit the emissions levels of their bikes for homologation. Another bike which had its planned introduction leaked was the 2020 BMW S 1000 XR.

Only question now is when the bike will be revealed. Kawasaki is set to debut two bikes — one of which is the Z H2 — at the Tokyo Motor Show on 23rd October (that’s just two days away!) and another three at EICMA.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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