Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R | First Ride

A Vulgar Display of Power

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Adam Campbell, Kevin Wing

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. USA
9950 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618
949.770.0400
www.kawasaki.com

Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Luxurious, refined and ridiculously fast.

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