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Cycle News 2011 Issue 23 Jul 19

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JOY RIDE P72 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Story and Photos by Kit Palmer M y fantasy garage probably isn't much different from yours: it would feature at least one of every kind of motorcycle you could think of – maybe more. But the chances of my fantasy garage coming true are… well, I won't even bother using the word slim and just go straight to none. I'll settle for the few bikes I have and be happy. But I'd be a lot happier if one of those bikes residing there was the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000. Since I'll never have one of each in my garage, I do like the idea of having one bike that does a lot of each, kind of like what the Ninja 1000 does. You can get away calling the Ninja 1000 a sportbike, a standard, a commuter, and even a tourer, because it does all of these things quite well, and some of them especially well. And you can also call it gorgeous - because it's a head turner. But this didn't happen by accident. Kawasaki designed its do-it-all sportbike to be this way – an all-around fun and practi- Putting The Wraps On The Ninja The fully clothed Ninja 1000 offers sport performance in comfort. 72-74 JOY RIDE.indd 72 The Ninja 1000 is basically a faired version of the naked Z1000 but with a larger fuel tank. 7/15/11 4:25 PM

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