2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Highlights:
Massively powerful 1,441cc inline-four engine; strongest motorcycle engine
Kawasaki has ever produced.
New ABS brake option is available for 2013, increases rider confidence and
helps provide additional security in slippery situations
KTRC traction-control system
Slipper clutch assembly controls rear-wheel torque.
◾Narrow Aluminum monocoque frame
◾Aluminum swingarm assembly is longer than traditional designs and
features strengthening gussets to cope with the engine’s substantial torque
◾Supersport bodywork package builds upon the slick aesthetic image of the
previous machine, includes a rear seat cowl and adds better air
management to the mix for improved rider and passenger comfort
◾All-new 10-spoke wheels are more than 3 pounds lighter in total than the
previous machine’s units; this reduces unsprung weight, which aids
handling and maneuverability
◾New disc material and pads improve the 14R’s radial-mount braking system
◾Revised suspension settings front and rear add wheel control and
compliance to an already plush ride
◾Higher overall finish quality than before, including hidden bodywork
2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS Specs:
◾Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-
◾Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 65.0mm
◾Compression ratio: 12.3:1
◾Fuel injection: DFI with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies
◾Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
◾Final drive: X-Ring chain
◾Rake / trail: 23 degrees / 3.7 in.
◾Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
◾Rear tire: 190/50 ZR17
◾Wheelbase: 58.3 in.
◾Front suspension / wheel travel: 43mm inverted cartridge fork with
adjustable preload, 18-way compression and 15-way rebound damping
adjustment / 4.6 in.
◾Rear suspension / wheel travel: Bottom-link Uni-Trak and gas-charged
shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping
adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.9 in.
◾Front brakes: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-
mounted four-piston calipers and ABS
◾Rear brakes: Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper and ABS
◾Overall length: 85.4 in.
◾Overall width: 30.3 in.
◾Overall height: 46.1 in.
◾Ground clearance: 4.9 in.
◾Seat height: 31.5 in.
◾Curb weight: 584.3 lbs.
◾Fuel capacity: 5.8 gal.
You know I could go on and on about why I got another ZX-14.
Other than I wanted some more sport to my touring, I think the
Kawasaki package speaks for itself
If you're tired of reading, just know that this is one kick asteroid motorcycle.
Sport riding, touring, and daily commuting...Yes sir it does all things well.
I think I'm impressed.