Turning the standard Ninja ZX-14R ABS into a Special Edition was not simply a styling exercise. The 14R SE gets stainless steel braided clutch and brake lines for improved action, and Brembo M50 Monoblock calipers up front with a Brembo radial master cylinder.The dash is updated, and there are anodized bits here and there. Underneath it all, of course, is the incredible motor that will take you up to 300 k/ph, and a chassis to handle that mind-warping power.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!