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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R: Ride

We spend a day aboard flagship to see whether the ZX-14R has the thrill of speed on offer or it have any surprise stored its monstrous soul

Since the of combustion engines, one aspect has remained vital in the advancement of and motorcycles on the whole and that is top Year after year have strived hard to their motorcycles go faster ever before and when it to the crown of the fastest production the stakes get raised considerably.

The of the Kawasaki ZX-14R can be traced to the era between mid 1990 and early when the Japanese trio of Kawasaki and Suzuki were in a dogfight for the tag of the fastest production manufacturer. Kawasaki was ruling the till mid 1990’s with its before Honda clinched the from its grasp with the Blackbird. The boffins at Kawasaki take it too kindly and fought with the ZX-12R to regain its

When most motorcycle thought that the fight for the would be restricted between and Honda but that wasn’t to be as out of the blue Suzuki entered the with its Hayabusa in 1999 and was crowned the fastest production in the world.

Also around time there was a growing in both Europe and America to import limitations or ban open-class due to their ever expanding ceiling. Fearing backlash, the motorcycle manufacturers and their counterparts penned down an to limit their bikes to 300km/h and it was labeled as the “gentleman’s But Kawasaki didn’t take the of the Hayabusa munificently and came out its latest flagship, the ZX-14R to the Busa from the top in 2006.

Suzuki was quick to counter and the updated Hayabusa in 2008 and it the bird would rule the in the near future. It seemed wanted to end this skirmish and for all with the 2012 ZX-14R.

Ninja ZX-14R: First Pics!

We spend a day aboard flagship to see whether the ZX-14R has the thrill of speed on offer or it has any stored in its monstrous soul

The of the Kawasaki ZX-14R can be traced to the era between mid 1990 and early when the Japanese trio of Kawasaki and Suzuki were in a dogfight for the tag of the fastest production manufacturer

The ZX-14R was given an up-date to its reign at the top by embracing excess in by hiking its displacement and endowing it more power

we got an opportunity to a day with the beast and to judge whether it really stands up to its of a machine which was built only one principle and that was

The first visual that your mind as your scrutinize the bike is that big and it has no qualms about its size and

The most striking feature of the is the front of the bike with its of projector beam headlamps, a large, gulping air-intake, the word menace

Behind the one finds the side-by-side tachometer and gauges along with a LCD center

The four ribs along the fairings are finished in a contrast of which apart from to the bikes visual appeal are instrumental in channeling the hot air away the bikes motor

The rear of the is tapered down from the and houses a V-shaped LED taillight the grab rail

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The Kawasaki is an attention-grabber wherever we went and it hard to notice among the too with its shade of sparkling

The 1,441cc, in-line four-cylinder along with ram-air to life pumping out 213PS @ and an astounding torque rating of @7,500

If you want to go berserk and that you have the control of Ricky Gadson, well you can off the traction control completely and try to this bull by its horns

The 14R isn’t one of those breed of which makes you feel at the moment you sit on the saddle as one has to slowly to the firepower on tap and it requests you judicious use of the to stay out of trouble

Hooks been provided to clamp the to the rear seat using chords for touring

The ergonomics of are an apt compromise between strict on the quarter-mile, and long distance and the bike really comes in its while smooth and fast it gobbles up miles after effortlessly

To keep all the firepower in Kawasaki has provided with mounted Nissin calipers to on twin semi-floating 310mm at front

Kawasaki has endowed the 14R a three-mode S-KRTC (Sport Traction Control), which can be on the move via thumb control

The massive 22-litre tank with the ECO mode means one can ride for close to 300km on a tank

If acceleration, top speed, looks and comfortable touring are what you are looking for in your big bike then look no as the ZX-14R is the bike for you

Kawasaki Ninja 500 R
Kawasaki Ninja 500 R
Kawasaki Ninja 500 R


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