Kawasaki revamped its lineup of high-performance motorcycles for 2013, releasing the all-new Ninja 300 and the ZX-6R, which is up from 599cc to 636cc.Though not as drastic, Kawasaki also revised its hypersport machine, the ZX-14R. For 2013, the ZX-14R received ABS.The ZX-14 arrived on the market in 2006, replacing the ZX-12R. But the bike remained relatively unchanged until 2012, when the “R” was added due to the increased performance.The 2012 ZX-14R received an increase in engine displacement from 1352cc to 1441 cc, and also Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), a slipper clutch, revamped suspension and brakes, and more aggressive body styling. This formula equaled over 200 horsepower and a top speed to the legally-limited 186mph, but with the comfort usually found on a sport-touring motorcycle.Attached above are studio shots of the 2013 ZX-14R, which makes for great wallpaper. For a preview of the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-14R, click here.Click motorcycle thumbnail to expand. Right click motorcycle wallpaper to download.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.