As one of Kawasaki's top-of-the-line motorcycle models, the Ninja ZX-14R provides high a balance of Extreme Excitement & Everyday Versatility.
Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line four
Fuel SystemFuel Injection
Max Power197.4 HP @ 10,000 rpm
Max Torque158.2 N.m (161 kgf.m) @ 7500 rpm
The Ninja ZX-14R offers high levels of riding excitement as one of Kawasaki’s top-of-line motorcycle models. The Ninja ZX-14R’s engine and chassis tuning, both contribute to a package that delivers high performance while being easy to ride. So while it delivers a high level of power and the agility to hustle through a series of curves, the Ninja ZX-14R is also comfortable enough to accommodate long distance touring for days on end. This balance of Extreme Excitement and Everyday Versatility – something it holds in common with other legendary models in its lineage combined with a number of new prestige features that elevate both its performance and its presence, is what makes this model almighty, and why it will continue to be called the King of All Sport Bikes.
Displacing at 1,441 cc, the Ninja ZX-14R power plant is one of Kawasaki’s most powerful naturally aspirated engine. Delivering heady levels of power and strong torque across the rev-range, it can propel the Ninja ZX-14R to its lofty top speed at a very high rate of acceleration. Revisions to the exhaust for ensure that strict Euro 3 emissions regulations are cleared – all without sacrificing engine performance.
Optimized chassis rigidity and idealized suspension settings allow the Ninja ZX-14R to deliver a blend of nimble handling and superb stability. Its extremely well balanced chassis package enables the Ninja ZX-14R to shed its weight as soon as it gets underway. A relaxed, sport riding position makes it easy to become one with the bike. Light, neutral handling is complemented by good chassis feedback, which facilitates sport riding. And, along with the Kawasaki-original aluminium monocoque frame, the suspension’s road holding performance and firm bottoming resistance contribute to sporty handling while ensuring rock steady high-speed stability.
To bring the braking performance of the Ninja ZX-14R to the next level, the same type of brake system as that of the Ninja H2R was implemented. The Brembo system includes the best components available for a mass-production model. Special tuning at the Brembo factory ensures that all play has been removed from the system, so that when the brakes are called for, they respond immediately.
Jointly developed with Öhlins, the high-performance TTX rear shock was created especially for the Ninja ZX-14R. The Öhlins shock, with its highly acclaimed TTX technology, offers numerous rider benefits such as superb feedback from the road, stability during high-speeds, and supple suspensions that absorbs all bumps on the road with ease.