2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Specifications, Features and Pricing Revealed

Suzuki Hayabusa is a well known bike as it used to be fastest production motorcycle on road but then came the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R which thrashed Hayabusa’s hopes of retaining the title. In fact the Ninja ZX-14R beat the Hayabusa a couple of times on the track and Kawaski is extremely proud of that.

For the model year 2014, Kawasaki has revealed the revised version of the world’s fastest production motorcycle and without wasting anymore time let us start discussing the improvements. The most important update that has been made to the 2014 Ninja ZX-14R is to its monocoque aluminium frame which has been tweaked for a narrowed profile improving mass centralization, while being roomy enough to fit in the engine, airbox and filter. Kawasaki has also been able to squeeze in the battery in the same area and still it is easily accessible.

At the heart of the motorcycle is a liquid cooled, 1441 cc, four valve per cylinder, in-line 4, DOHC, engine that puts out a massive 200 bhp of max power. The engine comes mated to a 6 speed gearbox which features dual balancers for minimal vibrations, while the chain cover is coated in urethane for minimal mechanical noise.

Kawasaki has taken care of all sorts of riding conditions and that is evident with ZX-14R’s traction control system featuring three riding modes which the rider can switch to using a handlebar mounted switch. Other highlights of the ZX-14R include the modern slipper clutch, ABS brakes, adjustable suspensions and dual mode digital ignition.


  • The base model is priced at $15,299 (€11,530) and is available in Flat Ebony/Ebony.
  • The ABS versions is priced at $15,699 (€11,830) and is available in Golden Blazed Green/Metallic Spark Black, Candy Burnt Orange/Metallic Spark Black and Flat Ebony/Ebony paint schemes.
(Technical Specifications at the bottom of the post)

2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Key Features

  • One-of-a-kind 1,441cc inline-four engine is the most massively powerful motorcycle engine Kawasaki has ever produced, delivering the most power of any current production sportbike in the world
  • KTRC traction-control system addresses varying riding conditions via three different modes controlled by a handy switch assembly on the left handlebar
  • Slipper clutch assembly helps control chassis upset from rear-wheel torque effects while braking and downshifting
  • High performance exhaust system features large-diameter tapered head pipes, a catalyzer and an efficient muffler assembly for low noise and emissions
  • Aluminum monocoque frame is narrow, strong and rigid for impressive sport riding performance that complements the engine’s power
  • Aluminum swingarm assembly is longer than traditional designs and incorporates strengthening gussets to withstand the engine’s substantial torque
  • Supersport bodywork package embraces the visual cues of Kawasaki siblings, includes a rear seat cowl and adds better air management for improved rider and passenger comfort
  • All-new 10-spoke wheels are more than 3 pounds lighter in total than the previous generation’s, reducing unsprung weight for better handling and maneuverability
  • Balanced suspension settings front and rear for a comfortable ride without sacrificing performance
  • Flagship-worthy finish quality with hidden bodywork fasteners 1,441cc Four-cylinder Liquid-Cooled DOHC Engine
  • Long-stroke design, ported cylinder heads, lightweight forged pistons, and aggressive camshaft profiles provide more torque and power throughout the rev range than any other production sportbike
  • Piston jet system sprays a continuous stream of cooling lubrication to the underside of each piston for cooler running temperatures, more consistent power output and excellent long-term durability
  • Strong cam chain and tensioning system offers excellent high-rpm durability
  • Thick 40mm crankshaft main journals contribute to long-term engine durability
  • Surface and heat treatments allow the transmission gears to better harness the engine’s prodigious power output
  • Chrome composite-plated aluminum cylinder bores are lightweight, durable, and effectively transfer heat away from the combustion chamber and piston for maximum durability at high power outputs
  • Mechanical noise is kept to a minimum via special piston profiles and a urethane insulation sheet on the inside of the magnesium chain cover.
  • 2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Official Pictures

    2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Technical Specifications

    • Engine: Four-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, Four Valve Per Cylinder, Inline-Four
    • Displacement: 1,441 Cc
    • Bore X Stroke: 84.0 X 65.0 Mm
    • Compression Ratio: 12.3:1
    • Fuel System: DFI® With Four 44mm Mikuni Throttle Bodies
    • Ignition: TCBI With Digital Advance
    • Transmission: Six-Speed
    • Final Drive: X-Ring Chain
    • Rake/Trail: 23 Degrees / 3.7 In.
    • Front Tire Size: 120/70 ZR17
    • Rear Tire Size: 190/50 ZR17
    • Wheelbase: 58.3 In.
    • 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
    • Rear Brakes: Single 250mm Petal Disc With Twin-Piston Caliper
    • Overall Length: 85.4 In.
    • Overall Width: 30.3 In.
    • Overall Height: 46.1 In.
    • Ground Clearance: 4.9 In.
    • Seat Height: 31.5 In.
    • Curb Weight: 584.3 Lbs.
    • Fuel Capacity: 5.8 Gal
    • Color(S): Flat Ebony / Ebony
    • Warranty: 12 Months
    • Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 Or 48 Months
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