Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R review, test ride — Hindustan Times

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R test ride


The is a purpose-built machine, a sports-tourer aims to give the rider a sportsbike feel, without much of a compromise on comfort, as is for sustained long-distance riding. from this, the ZX-14R has a reputation, being ranked the fastest production motorcycles on the and having earned itself a of accolades while tearing up the at drag strips.

The Ninja is a massive, macho looking its nose housing a set of aggressively twin headlights, placed on side of a V-shaped ram-air The big Ninja provides riders an speedometer and tachometer, along a digital display with twin trip meters, engine and outside temperature, more. You can also select power mode and traction level from here.

There’s a bulbous 22 litre tank that offers inner thigh support. The comes with a single-piece, riding saddle that us comfortable even when the big bike long distances. The sports an exposed drive

Its tail comprises a V-shaped LED and clear lens turn indicators.

At the heart of the big Ninja its four-…, 1441cc, liquid-cooled, four-cylinder engine, which on Kawasaki’s ram-air system for power at high speeds. The generates a massive dose of at 10,000rpm, with equally peak torque output, at 7500rpm, driving its beefy wheel. The ZX-14R runs a sedate, very normal going motorcycle if you ride it a light, sensible hand on the

It’s smooth and vibe and feels deceptively docile for a that packs acceleration to literally blow away rival superbikes. The rider has the of selecting a pair of power namely Full and Low, restricts power by upto 25 high in the rev band.

Kawasaki have also the option of a 3-level traction system, 1 and 2 doing a good job riding in the dry, with control, while level 3 is left for wet riding conditions. we didn’t have the opportunity to how well the system works on a wet we experienced the big Ninja’s electronics in to cut power even under throttle input when at low speeds in the dry, under with the traction control set to 3. 1 and 2 offer a more involving the rider having to put in a lot more to keep the big Ninja from down large darkies, are easily achieved in second and leave aside first

The fuel-injected engine is allied to a gearbox which shifts with good feel via its toe lever. Likewise, clutch is fine, with the slipper working unobtrusively when down hard through the and using engine braking. As the 14R offers manic performance, the seldom feeling anywhere to its limits, even though it have most riders theirs, with blistering at any point in the powerband.

You don’t to rev the 14R hard to come to terms the business end of its powerband. There’s than ample power from low-down, just idle in every gear, with a massive surge, its brutal mid-range all the way up to redline.

Hook the gearbox into with power mode set to and open the gas from even as low as shifting up the box quickly and before you it, the big Kawasaki will have past 200kph, blurring the around you as it hurtles along at speeds. A top speed in the region of makes this a faster than most roads in can handle.

The Ninja ZX-14R is together by an alloy, monocoque as is now a long standing tradition for Kawasaki flagship bike. It upside-down telescopic forks and a monoshock with strengthened swingarm for rear suspension. The big leans its rider into the but not quite as aggressively as its track sibling, the ZX-10R, which this an easier bike to with on Indian roads.

The 14R is actually quite a comfortable to pilot over long The ZX-14R’s front (120/70) and (190/50) tyres offered traction, as they strained our test ride to keep up the immense power the bike down through its rear The long wheelbase provided stability, whether riding at speeds or negotiating corners on the big Kawasaki.

Don’t however sharp point and shoot from the 14R, which more a heavy, stable but steering bike when through corners. The ZX-14R equipped with twin petal discs upfront and a 250mm unit at the rear, ABS offered as standard in India.

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The ZX-14R comes into via the CBU import route. Kawasaki has this flagship motorcycle at Rs. lakh (ex-showroom, Pune) and currently only sells a single dealership, in Pune.

More detailed ride coming soon.


Price Range (in lakhs)*

price Rs. 16.9 lakh Pune)

Type 1441cc, liquid-cooled, four-…

Power at 10000rpm

Torque 16.57kgm at


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