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Kawasaki ZX-14

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14, or ZZR1400 outside North America, is a motorcycle made by Kawasaki that was their most powerful sport bike as of 2007.[1] It was introduced at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show[2] and released for the 2006 model year as a replacement for the ZX-12R. The ZZR1400 is capable of accelerating from 0–60 mph in 2.5 seconds.[3] The top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph (299 km/h) as a result of an agreement between the major Japanese and European motorcycle manufacturers.

The motorcycle was featured in season 10 of Fifth Gear on October 30, 2006.

Motorcycle USA road tested the bike in its October 10, 2006, issue and posted the following stock results:[4]

  • 60 ft.: 1.713 seconds
  • 330 ft.: 4.349 seconds
  • 1/8 mile: 6.447 seconds, achieving 117.39 mph
  • 1/4 mile: 9.783 seconds, achieving 147.04 mph

2012 ZX-14r engine power output specs: 168.4 rwhp, 91 ft/lb tq.

Motorrad magazine in Germany achieved the following test results:[5]

  • Top speed 299 km/h (186 mph) (Electronically Restricted)
  • 0–100 km/h 2.9 seconds / 40 m (130 ft)
  • 0–200 km/h 7.6 seconds / 241 m (791 ft)
  • 0–250 km/h 12.5 seconds / 548 m (1,798 ft)
  • 0–280 km/h 18.5 seconds / 991 m (3,251 ft)


External links

  • Official Web site for the 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14.
  • Manufacturer’s specifications for the 2008 Ninja ZX-14.
  • ZX-6R, and ZX-14.
Preceded by
Kawasaki ZX-12R
Fastest production motorcycle
Succeeded by
MV Agusta F4 R 312
Notes and references
1. Fastest in production during its lifetime, but not record holder
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