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 Ninja ZX-12R
Class Sport bike
Engine (2006-2011) 1,352 cc (82.5 cu in)
(2012-present) 1,441 cc (87.9 cu in)[1] four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
Bore / stroke 84.0 mm × 65.0 mm (3.31 in × 2.56 in)
Power (2006-2011)
190 hp (140 kW) (claimed)[2]
170.2 hp (126.9 kW) (rear wheel)[3]
(2012-present)
207.9 hp (155.0 kW)[4]
191.7 hp (143.0 kW) (rear wheel)[5]
Torque (2006-2011)
103.8 lb·ft (140.7 N·m) (rear wheel)[3]
(2012-present)
113.2 lb·ft (153.5 N·m) (rear wheel)[5]
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 / 4.9 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
Tyres Front: 120/70 ZR17
Rear:190/50 ZR17
Rake, trail 23 degrees / 94 mm (3.7 in)
Wheelbase 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Dimensions L: 2,170 mm (85.4 in)
W: 760 mm (29.9 in)
H: 1,170 mm (46.1 in)
Seat height 800 mm (31.5 in)
Weight 269 kg (593 lb) [6] (wet)
Fuel capacity 22 L (4.8 imp gal; 5.8 US gal)
Related 1400GTR (Concours 14)

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 (ZZR1400 in some markets), is a motorcycle made by Kawasaki that was their most powerful sport bike as of 2007.[7] It was introduced at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show[8] 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.[9] 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 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:[2]

  • 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

2008 saw a minor update. The launch of the 2012 ZX-14R saw a second-generation revision along with getting the R designation. A displacement increase witch produced more horsepower, along with three variable power modes and KTRC. Kawasaki traction control and ignition-management system that was lifted from the ZX-10R. Also with cosmetic updates and incremental chassis upgrades and suspension revised internals. There was also a slipper clutch added for the first time.

Motorcyclist recorded Rickey Gadson’s quarter-mile time of 9.64 seconds at 149.83 mph—remarkable numbers for a bone-stock bike, on a 50-degree morning, at an altitude of 2100 feet.[10] Cycle world recorded a quarter-mile time that produced a record 9.47-second (corrected) at 152.83 mph, and also hit 60 mph in just 2.6 sec.[11]

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