The massively more powerful, R-designated, Ninja® ZX™-14R made its debut last year as an almost entirely new motorcycle. It remains on-top for 2013, reigning as the undisputed king of the sportbike world. New optional ABS brakes complement its amazing comfort and usability on the street, and help increase its appeal to a wide range of riders. It has to be tough competing against a machine like the ZX-14R, year after year, and continuous refinements have kept it several steps ahead of the sportbike competition, all while filling enthusiasts’ face shields with wild, ear-to-ear grins.
|Engine||Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four|
|Bore x Stroke||84.0 x 65.0 mm|
|Fuel System||DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies|
|Ignition||TCBI with Digital Advance|
|Final Drive||X-Ring Chain|
|Rake/Trail||23 degrees / 3.7 in.|
|Front Tire Size||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tire Size||190/50 ZR17|
|Front Suspension / wheel travel||43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 18-way compression and 15-way rebound damping adjustment / 4.6 in.|
|Rear Suspension / wheel travel||Bottom-link Uni-Trak® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.9 in.|
|Front Brakes||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers and optional ABS|
|Rear Brakes||Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper and optional ABS|
|Fuel Capacity||5.8 gal|
|Seat Height||31.5 in.|
|Curb Weight||584.3 lbs.|
|Overall Length||85.4 in.|
|Overall Width||30.3 in.|
|Overall Height||46.1 in.|
|Ground clearance||4.9 in.|
Note: Specifications are subject to change.
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki or its affiliates reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colors may vary.
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