Tech Spec Evolution The R-version of Kawasaki’s ZX-14 gets even more power and traction control. Rivals BMW K1300S, Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa Price $14,699 Engine type l-c inline-four Valve train DOHC, 16v Displacement 1441cc Bore x stroke 84.0 x 65.0mm Compression 12.3:1 Fuel system EFI Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper Transmission 6-speed Claimed horsepower na Claimed torque na Frame Aluminum monocoque Front suspension Kayaba 46mm fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Rear suspension Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Front brake Dual Nissin four-piston calipers, 310mm discs Rear brake Nissin two-piston caliper, 250mm disc Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Metzeler Sportec M5 Rear tire 190/50ZR-17 Metzeler Sportec M5 Rake/trail 23.0º/3.7 in. Seat height 31.5 in. Wheelbase 58.3 in. Fuel capacity 5.8 gal. Claimed curb weight 584 lbs. Color Metallic Spark Black, Candy Surf Blue, Golden Blazed Green Available Now Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi. Contact Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA9950 Jeronimo Rd.Irvine, CA 92618949.770.0400www.kawasaki.com Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars. Luxurious, refined and ridiculously fast. Special-edition Golden Blazed Green paint adds $200, along with color-matched side fins and dash, plus machined wheels and upper triple clamp. Special-edition Golden Blazed Green paint adds $200, along with color-matched side fins an The full-feature LCD trip computer is flanked by an easy-to-read analog speedometer and tach. A thumb switch permits hands-on-the-bars toggling. The full-feature LCD trip computer is flanked by an easy-to-read analog speedometer and ta ABS is available overseas, but not here. “There’s no consumer demand,” Kawasaki says, citing weak sales of ABS-equipped ZX-10Rs. Petal discs are standard. ABS is available overseas, but not here. “There’s no consumer demand,” Kawasaki says, citi « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Aaron Frank Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!