Kawasaki 2012 ZX-14R Teaser Videos Continue

Bryan Harley | September 21, 2011

The teaser videos for the 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R continue to pile up. The latest one, the sixth in a series of short, 30-second or less promos, at least shows more than a green blur blowing by. The most significant bit of info is the numbers 84 X 65mm that flash quickly on screen. Most believe this is the new bore/stroke dimensions of Kawasaki’s popular hyperbike which would bump up displacement to 1440cc from the 2011 version’s 1352cc. If this is true, it would be achieved through a 4mm-longer stroke.

What else do you see in the video? Fins of the fairing which appear to be a bit more rounded, sketches of the front, the numbers mentioned above, the flow of the tank, a peek at the headlights which appear to be updated while the large air intake located above them looks to be intact, the date 10/10/2011 where we’ll get our first look at Kawi’s new uberbike at Kawasaki’s Dealer Show in Orlando, and the bike’s new name, the 2012 ZX-14R.

Many believe the new ZX-14R will get a variation of the K-ACT ABS (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-Braking Technology) and the KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) introduced on the Concours. These will come in handy for a bike claimed to push out around 200 bhp!

Will Kawasaki tease us further? Probably. But check back on 10/10/2011 when “Mad Dog” Madson will separate fact from fiction at the Kawasaki Dealer Show.

Bryan Harley

Cruiser Editor |Articles | Our resident road warrior has earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, from riding the Black Hills of Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. Whether it’s chopped, bobbed, or bored, metric to ‘Merican, he rides ‘em all.