posted September 16, 2005 03:27 AM
Edited By: Editor on 16 Sep 2005 11:35
ZX14 Euro-Press Release... Complete with the photo that's "not the bike"
The new flagship.
From legendary machines like the Z1 and GPZ900R to modern hyper-bikes like the ZZ-R1100, Kawasaki's flagship machines have set the performance standards that others have followed. This tradition continues with the incredible new ZZR1400, a machine which delivers as yet unheard of levels of performance and excitement.
The Aura of Power.
Powered by an all-new engine force-fed with Ram Air and fuel injection, the ZZR1400. churns out unheard of levels of thrust. Yet in spite of the incredible performance of Kawasaki's most powerful power plant ever, careful engine tuning allows almost anyone to enjoy the bike's softer, more rider-friendly side.
Next Generation Aluminium Monocoque Frame.
Impressive as the ZZR's engine performance is, it is the lightweight handling qualities. Never has a "big bike" offered such responsive handling. The secret? Kawasaki's next generation aluminium monocoque frame, that gives the bike both responsive handling qualities and incredible highway stability.
As befits its flagship status, the ZZR offers an advanced aerodynamics package and an avant-garde design, including quadruple projector beam headlights . The central Ram Air duct like that of the Ninja supersport bikes gives the ZZR a consistent Kawasaki face.
Despite its long and low appearance, the ZZR offers a very relaxed sport riding position. Compact without being cramped, the bars are positioned so that riders do not have to stretch to reach them. Low-set footpegs give ample legroom.
The ZZR1400.'s large-diameter petal brake discs, radial-mount front calipers and a radial-mount brake master cylinder offer impressive braking performance and superb feel. The ABS option ensures an added degree of braking reassurance.
posted September 16, 2005 09:05 AM
That's an ugly fucking bike! to kawasaki!
I won't be buying one. Looks kinda like Ninjaman in the face!
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways- Body thoroughly used up, totally worn out...Screaming "WOO HOO, What a Ride !!!"
posted September 16, 2005 09:53 AM
Edited By: trenace on 16 Sep 2005 17:55
Actually it's a pretty good increase considering that the piston area is increasing only 2 point something percent. You don't get proportional power increases from stroking. (Stroke a motor 10 percent, you generally do not gain anything like 10% peak power.)
That also, btw, is a big part of why the Busa's extra 100-or-so cc over the 12 doesn't give it more power, but rather actually less (piston area is a touch less despite the greater displacement.)
posted September 16, 2005 11:01 AM
The busa's HP issue was the cam and valve size vs zx12 cam and valve size. Let the busa breath and it jumps up VERY fast. Suzuki sent the bike choked down.
All must bow to the "Ra Supremecy"...
posted September 16, 2005 01:27 PM
So is it a ZZR in Europe and a ZX-14 in North America? I guess by dropping the "R" in the name and didn't call it the ZX-14R kind of dropped it into the sport-touring category, like the ZX-11 and possibly the ZX-10 before it.