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Kawasaki Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX [2020] | First Ride Impressions

The Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX gets a tune up for 2020 with refreshed looks, greater comfort and more kit - is it still one of the best sports tourers available?

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Sports Tourers
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The Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX is the latest model from the Japanese manufacturer to undergo a timely refresh for 2020 as it looks to keep rivals in a very competitive sports tourer segment firmly behind it.

First and foremost, the machine – one of the flagships in the Kawasaki range – has undergone a change of identity with the Z1000SX nameplate is replaced with Ninja 1000SX to bring it more into nomenclature line with the rest of the fared models in the line-up.

It’s also been given some cosmetic tweaks to freshen it up with the latest Kawasaki design language, but for the most part the firm has focused its attentions on making the Ninja 1000SX more user-friendly, more comfortable and better equipped.

We’ve spent a day putting in some serious miles on the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX and this is what we thought…

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX First Ride Video

The Ninja 1000SX is upgraded with the latest generation TFT dashboard – arguably the best offered by any manufacturer at the moment – plus premium technology, including cruise control, traction control, a quick shifter and riding modes.

Described as ‘three bikes in one’, the Ninja 1000SX is as happy filtering through traffic as it is covering long distances and being taken on a track day. With this in mind Kawasaki offers it with two packs that can be added to the stock model priced at just under £10,999.

The Performance pack adds a sportier exhaust, while the Tour pack adds features including a taller screen and heated grips. You can get both for £2000.

Check out our first impressions video and hang tight for the FULL VERDICT editorial and video very shortly…

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