Kawasaki has always been defined as the high-power motorcycle manufacturer, and its Ninja ZX-14 only reinforces that image.
Producing over 200 horsepower (claimed, with ram-air) and around 113 ft/lbs of torque, the monster 1352cc inline-four cylinder engine feels unburstable with its six-speed transmission.
Dual gear-driven counterbalancers keep it smooth.The unique aluminum monocoque chassis is light and strong.
The ZX-14’s adjustable 43mm forks and adjustable shock provide surprisingly good handling and a comfortable ride.
Radial front brakes bite on petal rotors, give the ZX-14 strong braking power with excellent feel. New 2011 colors include Ebony and Green/Black.
2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Quick Stats
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
- BORE x STROKE: 84mm x 61mm
- COMP. RATIO: 12.0:1
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEELBASE: 57.5 inches
- RAKE: 23 degrees
- CURB WEIGHT: 567 pounds
- PRICE: $13,599
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