Thursday, October 09, 2014

Kawasaki ZX-14R Ninja gets new colour schemes for 2015

2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R
200bhp in a motorcycle is truly liberating. It opens up your mind and broadens your horizons. Yes, we LOVE the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R!

Until the new, supercharged Kawasaki H2 takes away the Ninja ZX-14R’s crown later in the year, the latter is still the world’s fastest production streetbike. With a 1441cc inline-four and about 200bhp raging inside its admittedly bulbous bodywork, the 14R is the bike to have if you like hitting 300km/h on your daily commute. And for 2015, Kawasaki have two new colour schemes for the ZX-14R – green, with black highlights, and matt carbon gray, with green highlights. There’s also ABS, 3-mode traction control, two power modes, a monocoque chassis and high-spec fully adjustable suspension.

Here’s a riding impression of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

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ZX-14R, simply the best motorcycle we've ever ridden!

2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R: Tech specs

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 1441cc inline-four, with four-valves-per-cylinder
Compression ratio: 12.3:1
Fuel injection: DFI, with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: Six-speed with positive neutral finder and Slipper Clutch
Final drive: Sealed chain
Rake / trail: 23-degree / 3.7 inches
Wheels and Tyres: 17-inch alloy wheels, 120/70 ZR17 (front), 190/50 ZR17 (rear)
Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
Front suspension: 43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 18-way compression and 15-way rebound damping adjustment, 4.6 inches of travel
Rear suspension: Bottom-link Uni-Trak and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height, 4.9 inches of travel
Front brakes: Dual floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers, ABS
Rear brakes: Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS
Kerb weight: 268 kilos
MSRP: US$14,999
Warranty: 12 months

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