Kawasaki has updated its ZZR1400 a.k.a ZX-14R with two revised 2016 models featuring upgrades that help the machine keep its legendary power and character, whilst complying to Euro4 regulations. The new 2016 ZX-14R and ZX-14R Performance Sport receive a host of engine and chassis modifications for better refinement.
The ZX-14R, which dethroned the Suzuki Hayabusa to become the fastest accelerating production motorcycle in the world, is equipped with class leading power and torque characteristics, giving the machine wide versatility, from relaxed everyday riding to hypersport thrills. Utilising new settings in the ECU and a revised evaporative and exhaust system, the bike meets the latest Euro4 emission regulations without any drop in the power figures of this 1,441cc machine – 200PS.
The new 2016 Kawasaki ZX-14R receives a new instrument cluster featuring high-visibility dials and LCD displays using a dot-pattern background, plus black/white interchangeable displays for easy reading in both day and night time.
The ZX-14R Performance Sport model receives further upgrades. Most obvious updates on the Performance Sport model are the new Brembo M50 monobloc brake calipers, which combine with a Brembo radial-pump master cylinder and stainless steel brake lines and supply good stopping power. The model also features an Öhlins TTX39 rear shock absorber with settings unique to the ZX-14R, plus Akrapovic silencers; a partnership forged from Kawasaki’s all-conquering World Superbike effort.
The new ZX-14R models stay loyal to the machine’s substantial fan base, whilst taking the ZZR riding experience a step further.