The Kawasaki Ninja lineup has always been one of the most popular sport motorbikes amongst the different types of riders out there. Kawasaki first began production of the Ninja sport and racing series back in 1984. Since then, Kawasaki has released several different types of Ninja bikes for sport or racing that range from single-cylinder to four-cylinder engines. The MSRP for the 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250R is around $3,000, the ZX-6R is around $8,700 and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is around $11,500.
All of the motorbikes have electric starters and a manual transmission as well. Other than those features, these bikes vary quite a bit regarding engine size and performance on the street. The 250R is the motorbike with the smallest engine in the lineup while the ZX-14 is the flagship model for the 2006 Ninja lineup. The displacement in the ZX-14 engine is over five times larger than for the 250R version. The engine in the ZX-14 has a peak output of around 187 horsepower.
Many riders are impressed with the comfort and smooth ride the ZX-14 provides for such a powerful and speed oriented motorbike. Riders love the comfortable two-piece vinyl set that holds two people and makes it easy to ride for extended periods of time. This motorbike comes equipped with standard hand grips and foot pegs for the driver and passenger also. The frame of this high-end motorbike is made of aluminum and the body is made of steel. Riders love the torque in the ZX-14 and the agility and responsiveness of the bike that makes it easier to handle any type of road at high speeds.