Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
Kawasaki-ZZR1400 2007TMCS.jpg
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Also called ZZR1400 (Europe and Japan)
Predecessor Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
Class Sport bike
Engine 1,352 cc (82.5 cu in) four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
Bore / stroke 84.0 x 61.0 mm
Power 142 kW, 149,5 kW with RamAir
Transmission 6-speed, X-ring chain
Suspension Front: 43 mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments / 4.6 in travel
Rear: Uni-Trak with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.8 in travel
Brakes Front: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers
Rear: Single 250 mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper
Rake, trail 23 degrees / 94 mm (3.7 in)
Wheelbase 57.5 in (1,460 mm)
Dimensions L: 85.4 in (2,169 mm)
W: 29.9 in (759 mm)
H: 46.1 in (1,171 mm)
Seat height 31.5 in (800 mm)
Weight 474 lb, 215 kg (2007) / 485 lb, 220 kg (2008) (dry)
555 lb, 251.7 kg (2007) (wet)
Fuel capacity 22 L (4.8 imp gal; 5.8 US gal)
Related 1400GTR (Concours 14)

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14, or ZZR1400 outside North America, is a motorcycle made by Kawasaki that was their most powerful sport bike as of 2007.[1] It was introduced at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show[2] and released for the 2006 model year as a replacement for the ZX-12R. The ZZR1400 is capable of accelerating from 0–60 mph in 2.5 seconds.[3] The top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph (299 km/h) as a result of an agreement between the major Japanese and European motorcycle manufacturers.

The motorcycle was featured in season 10 of Fifth Gear on October 30, 2006.

Motorcycle USA road tested the bike in its October 10, 2006, issue and posted the following stock results:[4]

  • 60 ft.: 1.713 seconds
  • 330 ft.: 4.349 seconds
  • 1/8 mile: 6.447 seconds, achieving 117.39 mph
  • 1/4 mile: 9.783 seconds, achieving 147.04 mph

2012 ZX-14r engine power output specs: 168.4 rwhp, 91 ft/lb tq.

Motorrad magazine in Germany achieved the following test results:[5]

  • Top speed 299 km/h (186 mph) (Electronically Restricted)
  • 0–100 km/h 2.9 seconds / 40 m (130 ft)
  • 0–200 km/h 7.6 seconds / 241 m (791 ft)
  • 0–250 km/h 12.5 seconds / 548 m (1,798 ft)
  • 0–280 km/h 18.5 seconds / 991 m (3,251 ft)

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Records
Preceded by
Kawasaki ZX-12R
Fastest production motorcycle
20061
Succeeded by
MV Agusta F4 R 312
Notes and references
1. Fastest in production during its lifetime, but not record holder