Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS, For models equipped with KIBS)

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KIBS regulates anti-lock braking performance with more precision during sports riding compared to a conventional ABS system.

KIBS is designed to help prevent the wheels from locking up when the brakes are applied hard while riding straight. KIBS automatically regulates brake force using engine data in addition to front and rear wheel speed to help prevent wheel lock-up and allows more stable steering control while stopping.

KIBS helps provide stability while stopping by preventing wheel lock-up, but you should be aware of the following:

WARNING

KIBS cannot protect the rider from all possible hazards and is not a substitute for safe riding practices. Be aware of how the KIBS system operates and its limitations. It is the rider’s responsibility to ride at appropriate speeds and manner for weather, road surface and traffic conditions.

WARNING

Use of non-recommended tires can cause the KIBS to malfunction and lead to extended braking distance, resulting in a crash causing serious injury or death.

Always use the recommended standard tires for this motorcycle.

NOTE

Braking
Close the throttle completely, leaving the clutch engaged (except when shifting gears) so that the engine will help slow down the motorcycle. Shift down one gear at a time so that you are ...

Stopping the engine
Close the throttle completely. Shift the transmission into neutral Turn the ignition key to “OFF”. Support the motorcycle on a firm, level surface with the side stand. Lock the steeri ...

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Gear Position Switch Installation
Securely place the springs [A] and pins [B] into the holes [C] of the shift drum. Apply grease to the new O-ring [D]. Install the gear position switch [E]. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the gear position switch screws [F]. Tighten: Torque - Gear Position Swit ...

Race Mode Display
This mode gives priority to reading the gear position rather than the speedometer reading. The gear position indicator can be displayed at the position of the speedometer on the normal mode. Also the speedometer is displayed instead of the clock on the normal mode. This mode can be used ...

Headlight Aiming Adjustment
NOTE Do not turn the bolts [A] because the reflector in the headlight comes off. (In the photo, the headlight unit has been removed for clarity.) NOTE The left adjuster [A] and right adjuster [B] can move the direction of the headlight beam to up, down, left and right by turning each a ...