2015 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R ABSTHE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL MASS PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLE
The Ninja® ZX™-14R’s ultra-powerful 1441cc inline four-cylinder engine puts it in a class all its own. Add in our most advanced electronics systems, an innovative monocoque frame, and stunning bodywork, and the ZX-14R is a phenomenon that you must experience to believeOwner of The Throne
Dubbed the “King of the Drag Strip,” the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R motorcycle has more than earned its name. The 14R is pure phenomenon with a distinctive style and an immensely powerful engine. There is nothing else that compares to the 10x AMA drag champion. It’s phenomenal off the strip, as well, thanks to a lightweight yet strong monocoque aluminum frame, standard ABS, selectable power modes, and smooth-triggering Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC). The ZX-14R has awe-worthy power that’s controllable for the streets.Features may include:
The 2015 Ninja ZX-14R continues to set the bar with its high-performance 1441cc in-line four-cylinder engine. Massive torque can be felt as early as 2000 rpm as key engine components have been specifically engineered to minimize pumping power loss. This—along with large bore and stroke measurements of 84mm x 65mm—contributes to the ZX-14R’s power to pull past the competition and set record times in the quarter mile.
Kawasaki engineers focused heavily on developing a unique frame and suspension combination to control the immense power of the ZX-14R engine. The steering head of the aluminum monocoque frame is exceptionally rigid, and the engine is used as a stressed member to enhance chassis strength without adding extra weight. The 43mm inverted forks have firm settings that complement chassis characteristics, contributing to sporty handling and rock-solid high-speed performance. Further enhancing the handling characteristics of the ZX-14R are the fully adjustable bottom-link Uni-Trak® rear suspension and gusseted swingarm, which work together as a system for ideal performance.
- Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) has three modes that can be easily engaged by a switch on the left handlebar. Modes 1 and 2 allow a degree of wheel slip to maximize acceleration by monitoring data every 5 milliseconds, adjusting ignition timing accordingly. Mode 3 is more intrusive and minimizes wheel slip across stretches of bad roads and wet surfaces. Whatever your preference, the advanced electronics of KTRC, ABS, and power modes combine for a wide range of riding assistance.
A thumb switch allows riders to adjust power delivery to the rear wheel via two power modes. Use “low power” to limit power output to about 75 percent of normal, for a milder throttle response. This low power mode can be enhanced with KTRC for a well-rounded riding experience.
It takes some serious hardware to stop one of the world’s most powerful motorcycles. That’s why Kawasaki engineers opted to equip the Ninja ZX-14R with impressive dual front 310mm petal discs on aluminum inner rotors squeezed by radial-mount 4-piston calipers. A lightweight standard ABS system also greatly helps to boost rider confidence while braking.