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2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14R

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R is a rage since its launch in the year 2006. This is the biggest displacement offering in the Ninja range of super sports motorcycles from Kawasaki. It’s also the most powerful Ninja ever built by the company. The 2012 model is one of the fastest production bikes on sale in the market.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14R

Kawasaki has turned the 2012 Ninja ZX14R into a sheer powerhouse by increasing the displacement to 1441cc. It now comes with an updated fuel injection system and advanced catalyzer for lower emission. It has now reshaped combustion chambers and reinforced cam chain in the camshafts.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R Digital Console and Speedometer

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R Digital Console and Speedometer

A major change in the 2012 Ninja ZX14R  is an all new oil jet cooling system and an improved engine compression ratio of 12.3:1 along with the 2mm thicker crankshaft main journals. These changes offer the Ninja more power in the entire rev range and make it most powerful motorcycle on the track. Apart from it, the 2012 model has a 10mm longer swingarm, 43mm inverted fork and adjustable single shock and slipper clutch and a KTRC traction control and ignition system.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

It comes with three riding options the full power, medium power and a third option for low traction conditions which can be operated through the toggle switch mounted on the handle bar easily. Apart from the technical changes there are noticeable changes in the design of the 2012 model. The headlight and front stance is now more aggressive but the side paring styling is been retained which is a good move by the engineers and the designers.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R Technical Specifications

Engine:                                         Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per

cylinder, inline-four

Displacement:                          1,441 cc

Bore x Stroke:                          84.0 x 65.0 mm

Compression Ratio:                 12.3:1

Fuel System:                            DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies

Ignition:                                   TCBI with Digital Advance

Transmission:                          Six-Speed

Final Drive:                              X-Ring Chain

Rake/Trail:                               23 degrees / 3.7 in.

Front Tire Size:                       120/70 ZR17

Rear Tire Size:                         190/50 ZR17

Wheelbase:                              58.3 in.

Overall length:                         85.4 in.

Overall width:                          30.3 in.

Overall height:                         46.1 in.

Ground clearance:                   4.9 in.

Seat Height:                             31.5 in.

Curb Weight:                           584.3 lbs.

Fuel Capacity:                          5.8 gal

Color:                                      Metallic Spark Black, Candy Surf Blue,

Golden Blazed Green with special graphics (SE)

Front Suspension / wheel travel:

43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 18-way compression and 15-way rebound damping adjustment / 4.6 in.

Rear Suspension / wheel travel:

Bottom-link Uni-Trak® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.9 in.

Front Brakes:                           Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted

four-piston calipers

Rear Brakes:                            Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kawasaki Ninja H2
    Sep 06, 2014 @ 12:42:43

    It’s one great motorcycle of all time. However, don’t know what the upcoming H2 will bring in to be positioned above it.

    Reply

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