2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R review, test ride

    We’ve just ridden Kawasaki’s flagship Ninja ZX-14R in India to learn what makes this sports-tourer the holy-grail for so many worldwide.

    Published on Nov 19, 2013 08:55:00 PM

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    Make : Kawasaki
    Model : Ninja

    Kawasaki launched its Ninja ZX-14R at the Tokyo motor show in 2005, replacing the outgoing ZX-12R at the time. Ever since, the big Ninja has won many hearts, going on to become a hot favourite with biking enthusiasts the world over. The ZX-14R is a purpose-built machine, a sports-tourer that aims to give the rider a powerful sportsbike feel, without making much of a compromise on comfort, as is required for sustained long-distance riding. Apart from this, the ZX-14R has a fierce reputation, being ranked amongst the fastest production motorcycles on the planet, and having earned itself a number of accolades while tearing up the tarmac at drag strips. 

    The Ninja ZX-14R is a massive, macho looking motorcycle, its nose housing a set of aggressively styled twin headlights, placed on either side of a V-shaped ram-air duct. The big Ninja provides riders an analogue speedometer and tachometer, along with a digital display with odometer, twin trip meters, range, engine and outside temperature, plus more. You can also select your power mode and traction control level from here. There’s a bulbous 22 litre fuel tank that offers adequate inner thigh support. The ZX-14R comes with a single-piece, broad riding saddle that kept us comfortable even when riding the big bike long distances. The ZX-14R sports an exposed drive chain. Its tail comprises a V-shaped LED taillight and clear lens turn signal indicators. 

     

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