News 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R: 10:18 ET (Video)

2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R: 10:18 ET (Video)

2012 ZX-14R quarter-mile video

Want a point-of-view look at what it’s like to pilot a bone-stock 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R to a 10:18 ET in the quarter mile?

Watch the POV video above as recorded on a Go Pro camera by Ultimate MotorCycling’s President, Arthur Coldwells.

Last week, Coldwells was at the 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R press launch, which took place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After some quick lessons from AMA Drag Racing Champion Rickey Gadson, Coldwells was let loose on the quarter-mile drag strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Launching the hypersport at 3500 rpm, Coldwells was able to achieve a quarter-mile time of 10:18 on the Kawasaki, which was totally revamped for 2012.

For additional information on Coldwells’ experience in Vegas on the all-new ZX-14R, click here.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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