Prepare to experience performance in a way that only a Kawasaki can deliver. The ZX-14 is the ultimate blend of extreme excitement and everyday versitility. Feel at home traversing the mountain roads, or feel the ultimate rush hurtling down the dragstrip.
|Bore and stroke||84.0 x 65.0 mm|
|Fuel system||DFI with 44 mm Mikuni Throttle Bodies (4)|
|Type||4-stroke, In-Line Four|
|Valve system||DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication (wet sump with cooler)|
|Rear: type||Single 250 mm petal disc|
|Front: calipers||Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad|
|Front: type||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs|
|Rear: calipers||Opposed, twin-piston|
|Wheelbase||1,480 mm (58.3 in.)|
|Overall height||1,170 mm (46.1 in.)|
|Fuel capacity||22 litres (4.8 gal.)|
|Overall width||770 mm (30.3 in.)|
|Curb mass**||265 kg (584.2 lbs.)|
|Overall length||2,170 mm (85.4 in.)|
|Seat height||800 mm (31.5 in.)|
|Ground clearance||125 mm (4.9 in.)|
|Transmission||6-speed, return, positive neutral finder|
|Gear ratio: 3rd||1.545 (34/22)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Gear ratio: 4th||1.333 (32/24)|
|Final drive||Sealed chain|
|Gear ratio: 5th||1.154 (30/26)|
|Primary reduction ratio||1.556 (84/54)|
|Gear ratio: 6th||1.036 (29/28)|
|Gear ratio: 1st||2.611(47/18)|
|Final reduction ratio||2.471 (42/17)|
|Gear ratio: 2nd||1.947 (37/19)|
|Tire: rear||190/50ZR17M/C (73W)|
|Wheel travel: rear||124 mm (4.9 in.)|
|Tire: front||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Steering angle (left/right)||31º / 31º|
|Wheel travel: front||117 mm (4.6 in.)|
|Trail||93 mm (3.7 in.)|
|Suspension, rear||Bottom-Link Uni-Trak and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments|
|Suspension, front||43 mm inverted cartridge fork. with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments|
Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide
This model comes with 12 months factory limited warranty.
Kawasaki keeps the good times rolling with unlimited kilometers/hours of usage. We have you covered with our nationwide, Kawasaki dealer network. Visit any authorized Kawasaki dealer (for this product line) throughout Canada and continental USA for factory warranty coverage.
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Dual Throttle Valves
Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance.
On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased.
Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider's intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.
Kawasaki's monocoque frame is a hollow composite of aluminium parts. Originally conceived by Kawasaki engineers, it uses the engine as a fixed member so that chassis rigidity is formed not only by the frame, but the combination of the frame and engine together. Joining the engine and front and rear suspension units, the hollow box-style frame envelops the engine from above. In addition to being made from lightweight materials, its main section also acts as the air cleaner box and battery box, enabling parts to be reduced for even greater weight savings. Further, because the frame does not run beneath or alongside the engine, the chassis can be made very compact. Especially on large-displacement models, the slim chassis design of the aluminium monocoque frame contributes to ease of riding.
The aluminium monocoque frame was originally developed by Kawasaki in the 1980s for their World Grand Prix works racer. In an era where steel pipe frames were the norm, the aluminium monocoque frame that debuted on the KR500 took the world by surprise. First featured on a mass-production model on the 2000 Ninja ZX-12R, this original Kawasaki technology has evolved and can be found on our large-displacement flagship models.
3-mode KTRC combines the traction control technology of both 1-mode KTRC, which provides enhanced stability in slippery situations by preventing wheel slip, and S-KTRC, which helps maintain optimum traction in sport riding situations by predicting the rear wheel slip ratio during acceleration, into a single system.
The convenient handle switch allows the type of traction control to be changed instantly by selecting one of the three modes, even while riding. Modes 1 and 2 maintain optimum traction during cornering, like S-KTRC. Designed with sport riding in mind, they enable sharp acceleration out of corners by maximising forward drive from the rear wheel. Modes 1 and 2 differ in the amount that they intervene. Mode 1, set for dry, good-grip road conditions, maintains the ideal slip ratio to ensure optimum traction.
Mode 3 operates like 1-mode KTRC, reducing power to allow grip to be regained when rear wheel spin is detected. It is ideal when riding in slippery conditions or in the wet. Enabling riders to easily change traction control character, 3-mode KTRC is Kawasaki's most advanced engine management system.
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* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)
‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.