2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R Breaks Cover

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2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R Cover

10/10/2011 @ 7:52 am, by Beeler 33 COMMENTS

True to its campaign. the 2012 Kawasaki (2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400 to our abroad) finally got revealed Tweaking its hyperbike offering, has confirmed that the ZX-14R the added R to the name) will get a bump to 1,441cc, along a cosmetic overhaul and other features. Most notably to the Kawasaki ZX-14R is the addition control, and ride-by-wire throttle system.

Kawasaki hasn’t spilled all the about the new ZX-14R, but power is to be over 200hp at the crank ram-air.

Kawasaki is already the ZX-14R against Suzuki’s perhaps in an attempt to re-ignite the wars of the 1990′s. While no top has been touted, the Japanese is quoting the Kawasaki ZX-14R as world’s fastest accelerating motorcycle.” A lengthy superlative, but it be interesting to see if Suzuki responds an update to the aging Hayabusa, hasn’t had a meaningful upgrade its 1999 market introduction.

Perhaps the biggest improvement to the ZZ-14R is in its motor. Notably out by 4mm, the ZX-14R’s cylinders also been milled, the cylinder heads have ported and polished. Cylinder has also been increased, cam timing has been modified, all of results in more power and throughout the Kawasaki ZX-14R’s rev (again, Kawasaki isn’t by how much).

Kawasaki ZX 7 R
Kawasaki ZX 7 R

Mated with ride-by-wire system, a rider can select different engine maps toggle between full and 50% for different riding conditions.

No bike would be complete traction control, and the 2012 ZX-14R is no different. Getting KTRC system, a rider can at the handlebar from three traction control settings medium, low); and for bonus Kawasaki has put the selected TC level up in the to help notify the rider. helping mate the power to the is a new slipper clutch for the ZX-14R, should be popular with the and dump” crowd.

While you wouldn’t know it looking at it, Kawasaki has also refinements to the ZX-14R’s frame, different rigidity and flex to the chassis. Other chassis include a 10mm longer and lighter 10-spoke wheels. the measures designed to lighten the Kawasaki’s hyperbike gains 17 lbs for lbs claimed curb weight.

Lastly, the bike’s overall have been subtly and see a minor re-working that the model fresh with the though doesn’t stray the past Kawasaki ZX-14 US pricing is set at $14,699.

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