2014 Kawasaki ZX-14R (ZZR1400) – estimated RM109k

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KING OF ALL SPORT BIKES LATEST AND GREATEST IN A LONG LINE OF FLAGSHIP MODELS

Directly descended from the original Ninja, Kawasaki’s newest flagship is the ultimate blend of Extreme Excitement and Everyday Versatility. Not only is it the world’s fastest accelerating production motorcycle, but superb handling and balanced performance (care of advanced technology and numerous comfort features) ensure riders are equally at home carving up twisty roads in the hills, heading across the border to meet friends for lunch or deftly weaving through city traffic, as they are hurtling down the dragstrip. Offering customers an even greater premium experience, an Öhlins-equipped special edition model joins the line-up.
The Ninja ZX-14R proudly stands at the head of Kawasaki’s Ninja line-up, but its almighty performance makes it the King of All Sport Bikes.  12_ZX1400EF_G_07

Aluminium monocoque frame

Kawasaki’s unique aluminium monocoque frame enables a slim overall package and offers a superb balance of rigidity and chassis flex. The new frame’s completely revised chassis rigidity was designed to harness the significantly greater output of the new engine.

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Kawasaki’s most powerful mass-production motorcycle engine yet

The Ninja ZX-14R’s new 1,441 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four engine boasts an increased displacement and thorough engine tuning to deliver heady levels of power and unrivalled acceleration.
Bore and Stroke are now 84 x 65 mm thanks to a 4 mm longer stroke.

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The new engine offers more torque at all rpm, and substantially more power in the mid-high rpm range. Acceleration from 4,000 rpm and up is notably stronger.

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Back-torque limiter

A first for this series, the easily adjustable back-torque limiting clutch facilitates smooth downshifts and helps prevent rear wheel hop, which becomes more likely with the engine’s increased torque.

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Slippery aerodynamics

Sculpted by the wind, the Ninja ZX-14R’s sophisticated bodywork offers high aerodynamic performance that reduces drag, and contributes to stability and wind protection at highway speeds.

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Sportier handling

Elegant 10-spoke wheels offer significant weight savings over those of the predecessor. The front wheel is 360 g lighter and the rear wheel saves 1030 g, for a total reduction of 1.39 kg. The reduced rotational inertia and lower unsprung weight increase the bike’s flickability, contributing to sportier handling.
Stiffer springs for both the front fork and rear suspension deliver a firmer, sportier feel. Along with the new springs, damping settings were also revised to suit the significantly greater output. The result is improved absorption and road holding performance, contributing to both the bike’s sportier character as well as high-speed stability.
Rubber dampers added to the front fork contribute to firmer bottoming resistance.

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Triple petal disc brakes

310 mm petal disc brakes, radial-mount front brake calipers and a radial-pump front brake master cylinder deliver impressive braking performance with superb feel.
Aluminium front disc inner rotors (200 mm) reduce unsprung weight while ensuring ideal rigidity.

Technical Specs:

  • Liquid-cooled
  • 4-stroke In-Line Four
  • DOHC 16-valve
  • Digital Fuel Injection
  • 1,441 cm3
  • 6-speed
  • KTRC
  • 265 kg / 268 kg (ABS model)

via: www.kawasaki-cp.khi.co.jp/mcy/street/14_zx1400ef_e.html

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