Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to read MO’s first ride review of the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS. If not, you should go take a look at our impression of Kawasaki’s gentleman’s sport-touring motorcycle. From its aggressive good looks to its romping engine, the Ninja 1000 has a lot to offer someone who likes their open-class performance wrapped in a highly streetable package.
Although we thought we were pretty familiar with the riders who favor the Ninja 1000, Kawasaki opened its private stock of information at the 1000’s press launch. Drawing from owner surveys, Big Green gave us a clear peek into who loves these bikes and how the company plans to better serve them.
1. Ninja 1000 owners make more than double the national average income
According to the Census Bureau, the median annual household income in the United States is $51,000, and the top 25% of the nation’s earners make more than $85,000 per year. The Motorcycle Industry Council places the median household income of motorcyclists at $64,000.
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