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Kawasaki ZX14R

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is currently Kawasaki’s most powerful sportbike motorcycle. Released as a 2006 model, the ZX-14 replaced the Ninja ZX-12R and was designed to directly challenge the Suzuki Hayabusa. Since its original release the big Ninja ZX-14 received mechanical updates in 2008, which included an updated engine cylinder head, revised fuel-injection tuning and a new lighter frame. The changes were designed to make the motorcycle easier to ride.

Kawasaki ZX-14
While the ZX-14's huge horsepower motor will no doubt drive sales, the real feather in the Ninja’s cap is its comfort.
Powering the ZX-14 is a liquid-cooled 1352cc Inline-Four engine that is fitted in a unique aluminum monocoque frame that wraps up and over the ZX-14 engine as opposed to around it. This helps make the motorcycle feel narrower between the rider’s legs. Other motorcycle highlights include the ZX-14’s slippery wind-tunnel derived bodywork.

Of all the Ninja motorcycles in Kawasaki’s line-up, this is the most comfortable ZX motorcycle to ride for extended distances—able to deliver its pilot to its destination quickly and comfortably. Another plus is that with its smooth powerband and rider-friendly handling manners the Kawasaki ZX-14 is deceptively easy to operate.

Kawasaki ZX14R Motorcycle Reviews
ZX-14 Quarter Mile Times: The Quest For 9
Monday, November 29, 2010
Legend has it that the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is capable of a 9-second quarter mile right off the showroom floor but that doesn’t mean just any old Joe can climb on and make it happen. This is the story of how one guy finally got it done.
2008 Ninja ZX-14 vs Suzuki Hayabusa
Friday, January 18, 2008
The open-class sportbike heavyweights return for a rematch, with the new Hayabusa aiming to retake its crown from the ZX-14.
2008 Kawasaki ZX-14 First Ride
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
To keep the ZX-14 at the top of the world of 200 horsepower superbikes, Kawasaki has transformed its flagship Ninja.
2006 ZX-14 vs. Hayabusa
Saturday, July 15, 2006
The mighty Hayabusa has gone unchallenged, but now there is a new challenger in the form of the Kawasaki ZX-14.
2006 Kawasaki ZX-14 First Ride
Friday, March 31, 2006
Evolution of the Ninja has hit a new high with the release of the biggest motorcycle Kawasaki has ever created, the ZX-14.
2006 Kawasaki ZX-14 - Dragstrip Test
Friday, March 10, 2006
In a world where 9s are better than 10s, we take Kawasaki's new ZX-14 to the strip to find out if it's the new quarter-mile king among streetbikes.
Kawasaki ZX14R First Looks
2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R First Look
Monday, October 10, 2011
Kawasaki adds more power to its name in 2012 by overhauling its flagship open-class sportbike model, the Ninja ZX-14R.
2008 Ninja 250R and ZX-14 Unveiled
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The ZX-10R may get all the attention, but Kawasaki has also released info on mods to its two-year-old ZX-14 and the venerable Ninja 250R.