Adding to the list of super bikes bandwagon bike manufactures Kawasaki has unveiled new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, where R stands for REVOLUTIONARY and is sought as “the world’s fastest accelerating production motorcycle.”
2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R with improved performance, power and engine capacity will deliver over 200 horsepower from its new upgraded 1441 cc engine. It is capable of gaining a top speed to the legally-limited 186 mph.
As for other engine upgrades, Kawasaki says the “connecting rods have beefier small ends, and are made of a stronger material; crankshaft main journals are thicker, from 38 to 40mm; a new air-cleaner element is larger and thicker, with 10% more surface area and 40 percent more airflow capability; and transmission gears have been heat- and surface-treated to be even more durable and shift more smoothly.”
The modifications and some of the key features incorporated include newly shaped and more supportive seat for better ride during high speed. Revised internal settings for the inverted and multi-adjustable 43mm cartridge-type fork at the front allow more wheel control and improved ride compliance. The new ZX-14R’s triple disc brakes are updated, as well, with more rigid disc material and revised pads for powerful, fade-free stops and a progressive feel at the lever.
2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R is available in three colors – Options Metallic Spark Black, Candy Surf Blue and SE Golden Blaed Green with graphics with price tag of $14,699, $14,699 and $14,899 respectively.