2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
MSRP $13,399

The mission of Kawasaki’s flagship Ninja ZX-14 is not unlike that of an exotic supercar — to project the awesome power and technology of its parent company in rapid fashion, every time the throttle is twisted. It may not cost a million dollars or have a V-12 engine, but the ZX-14’s 1352cc fuel-injected inline-four is the closest thing on two wheels. Its monocoque chassis and wind-tunnel developed body represent the cutting edge of sportbike design. The ZX-14’s systems are designed to allow riders to exploit the full potential of man and machine, while effortlessly dispatching all challengers.

ModelNinja ZX-14
Engine TypeFour-stroke, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
Engine Displacement1352 cc
Bore Stroke84.0mm x 61.0mm
Compression Ratio12.0:1
Fuel SystemDFI with Mikuni 44mm Mikuni Throttle Bodies
IgnitionTCBI with Digital Advance
Starting SystemNA
Final DriveX-Ring Chain
Rake Trail23 degrees / 3.7 in.
Seat Height31.5 in.
Wheelbase57.5 in.
Front Suspension43mm inverted cartridge fork w/adjustable preload, stepless rebound-compression damping adjustments
Rear SuspensionBottom-Link Uni-Trak® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload
Front BrakeDual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers
Rear BrakeSingle 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper
Front Tire120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire190/50ZR-17
Fuel Capacity5.8 gal.
Dry Weight566.7 lbs.