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.
|Type||4-stroke, In-Line Four|
|Bore and stroke||84.0 x 65.0 mm|
|Valve system||DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)|
|Fuel system||DFI with 44 mm Mikuni Throttle Bodies (4)|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication (wet sump with cooler)|
|Front: type||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs|
|Front: calipers||Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad|
|Rear: type||Single 250 mm petal disc|
|Rear: calipers||Opposed, twin-piston|
|Overall length||2,170 mm (85.4 in.)|
|Overall width||770 mm (30.3 in.)|
|Overall height||1,170 mm (46.1 in.)|
|Wheelbase||1,480 mm (58.3 in.)|
|Ground clearance||125 mm (4.9 in.)|
|Seat height||800 mm (31.5 in.)|
|Curb mass**||265 kg (584.2 lbs.)|
|Fuel capacity||22 litres (4.8 gal.)|
|Transmission||6-speed, return, positive neutral finder|
|Final drive||Sealed chain|
|Primary reduction ratio||1.556 (84/54)|
|Gear ratio: 1st||2.611(47/18)|
|Gear ratio: 2nd||1.947 (37/19)|
|Gear ratio: 3rd||1.545 (34/22)|
|Gear ratio: 4th||1.333 (32/24)|
|Gear ratio: 5th||1.154 (30/26)|
|Gear ratio: 6th||1.036 (29/28)|
|Final reduction ratio||2.471 (42/17)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Wheel travel: front||117 mm (4.6 in.)|
|Tire: front||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Wheel travel: rear||124 mm (4.9 in.)|
|Tire: rear||190/50ZR17M/C (73W)|
|Trail||93 mm (3.7 in.)|
|Steering angle (left/right)||31º / 31º|
Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide
This model comes with 12 months factory limited warranty.
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Economical Riding Indicator
Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced.
While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimise negative impact on the environment.
Fuel Economy Assistance Mode
By pushing the handle switch, riders are able to activate the Fuel Economy Assistance Mode, switching the ECU to a leaner fuel map in which ignition timing and fuel injection prioritise fuel economy. Rather than engine response or power, this mode favours reduced fuel consumption, aiming to increase fuel economy when riding at a constant speed. When riding in areas where gasoline stands are scarce, or when cruising across the continent, being able to make the same amount of fuel last longer is a considerable benefit.
Maximising the effectiveness of the Fuel Economy Assistance Mode requires a gentle use of the throttle. In the case of the 1400GTR / Concours 14, this means keeping engine rpm under 6,000 rpm, throttle under 30%, and speed under 160 km/h. Nevertheless, especially when used in conjunction with the Economical Riding Indicator, this mode can contribute to significant savings in fuel costs over long distances.
When accelerating on a slippery surface, it is easy for rear wheel spin (i.e. when the rear wheel turns faster than the front wheel) to occur. KTRC was designed to prevent wheel spin that could otherwise cause the loss of control of the bike. Like ABS prevents wheels from locking up when braking, this Kawasaki-original traction control system prevents the rear tyre from slipping. Knowing that the system will intervene to prevent sudden wheel spin when, for example, the pavement comes to an abrupt end when touring, is a great source of reassurance for riders.
KTRC uses wheel speed sensors to monitor front and rear wheel speed. When it detects wheel spin, engine power is reduced to allow rear wheel grip to be regained. KTRC also enables helps the rear wheel regain traction in situations where grip is lost temporarily, like when riding over a wet manhole cover.
KTRC uses 3-way control, governing ignition timing, fuel volume and (via the sub-throttle valves) intake air volume. This 3-way control is what enables the system to be so smooth, resulting in a very natural feeling.
It is technologically possible for traction control systems to recover from loss of grip due to wheel spin without the rider ever realising that they had slipped. However, KTRC lets riders know when road conditions are slippery by purposely delaying intervention for an instant. Firstly, communicating an accurate picture of current road conditions and what the bike is doing, and secondly, ensuring that systems provide support for riders – this is the philosophy that drives development of Kawasaki technology.
* 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.