When it comes to super sport motorcycles Kawasaki is one of the most important manufacturers in the segment. Its products usually offer first class performances and are fitted with the latest technologies in the business.
The Kawasaki ZZR1400 makes no exception and rewards you with a great steering, a sporty ride and breathtaking speeds.
The motorcycle is built on a rigid aluminium monocoque frame that was completely revised compared to the previous generation, to suit the stronger engine. Talking about the engine, the ZZR1400 is propelled by a modern liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-line four engine with a displacement of 1,441 cm³. The engine sends its power to the rear wheel through a six speed transmission.
The motorcycle also comes with a choice of Full Power or Low Power modes which help you find the perfect match for a wide range of road conditions.
Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki ZZR1400.
ZZR re-engineered and reborn. The new ZZR1400 matches Kawasaki’s passion for engineering with your desire for ultimate performance. Satisfy the thrill seeker within you with dominating acceleration mated to sophisticated rider aids. Power never felt so good.
4 mm longer stroke increases displacement of the powerful In-Line Four engine to 1,441 cm³. Bore and Stroke are now 84 x 65 mm.
Compared to its predecessor, the new engine offers more torque at all rpm, and substantially more power in the mid-high range. Acceleration from 4,000 rpm and up is notably stronger.
Strongest production motorcycle
Designed to settle the issue of supremacy in the flagship class once and for all, the ZZR1400’s new engine boasts an increased displacement and thorough engine tuning to deliver heady levels of power and unrivalled acceleration. The step up in performance over its predecessor is apparent, with more available torque across the rev range and substantially higher upper-end power.
Aluminium Monocoque Frame
While basic geometry is inherited from its predecessor, rigidity of the aluminium monocoque frame was completely revised to suit the new engine’s greater output. Deceptively, the frame looks unchanged, but more than half of its components are new.
Attention to Details
Sculpted design of the upper triple clamp complements the high-quality image of the cockpit area. On the special graphics edition, the upper triple clamp features contrasting sections: painted finish vs. hairline finish with a clear coat.
Increased Carrying Convenience
The ZZR features retractable luggage hooks that tuck in neatly at the rear of the front seat. These are complemented by two hooks on the passenger tail grip. Idealised hook placement (not too close together) enables large-sized items to be securely attached to the rear seat.
More aggressive, larger-volume tail maintains the LED taillight and integrated rear turn signals of the predecessor.
Power Mode Selection
A choice of Full Power or Low Power modes allows riders to set power delivery to suit preference and conditions. Low Power mode limits output to approximately 75% of Full Power and uses a milder throttle response. (Reduction of both power and throttle response varies according to engine speed (rpm), throttle position and gear position.)
Sculpted by the wind, the ZZR1400’s bodywork offers high aerodynamic performance that reduces drag, and contributes to stability and wind protection at highway speeds.
Improved ABS Performance
Revised ECU programming based on test rider and customer feedback results in improved ABS braking performance on bumpy road conditions.
All-new wheels offer significant weight savings over those of the predecessor. The front wheel is 360 g lighter and the rear wheel saves 1030 g, for a total reduction of 1.39 kg.
Stiffer springs for both the front fork and rear suspension deliver a firmer, sportier feel. Along with the new springs, damping settings were also revised to suit the significantly greater output.
Stronger, Longer Swingarm
Gusseting on the swingarm increases rigidity to match the greater output. Swingarm is 10 mm longer to suit the new final gear ratio. (This also contributes to the slightly longer wheelbase.)
Series-first Back-torque Limiter
Easily adjustable back-torque limiting clutch facilitates smooth downshifts and helps prevent rear wheel hop, which becomes more likely with the increased back-torque.
Stronger, Shorter-geared Transmission
While the increased engine performance already delivers significantly increased torque, shorter gearing care of a larger rear sprocket (41T >> 42T) further accentuates the stronger acceleration.
The KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control) system offered on the ZZR1400 combines the best elements of Kawasaki’s two traction control systems, S-KTRC and KTRC. Three modes cover a range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Riders can choose from three modes.
Thematic quadruple fins of the side fairings are maintained, although their design is more 3-dimensional, contributing to a more dynamic image of the side of the bike.
Fuel tank details
The capacious tank marries with the distance ability of the mighty ZZR1400, and a protective tank-pad comes as standard.
Plush, broad and supportive, the ZZR1400 seat is a lesson in riding comfort for both pilot and passenger.
Brushed aluminium bezels and a multi-function display ooze quality from every pore.
"Look out I am here!" says the puposeful headlamp design, ignore at your peril.
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: ø44 mm x 4 (Mikuni)|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler|
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four|
|Bore x stroke||84.0 x 65.0 mm|
|Valve/Induction system||DOHC, 16 valves|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Primary reduction ratio||1.556 (84/54)|
|Gear ratios: 1st||2.611(47/18)|
|Gear ratios: 2nd||1.947 (37/19)|
|Gear ratios: 3rd||1.545 (34/22)|
|Gear ratios: 4th||1.333 (32/24)|
|Gear ratios: 5th||1.154 (30/26)|
|Gear ratios: 6th||1.036 (29/28)|
|Final reduction ratio||2.471 (42/17)|
|Final Drive||Sealed chain|
|Frame type M||onocoque, aluminium|
|Rake/Trail||23°/ 93 mm|
|Wheel travel, front||117 mm|
|Wheel travel, rear||124 mm|
|Tyre, front||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Tyre, rear||190/50ZR17M/C (73W)|
|Steering angle, left / right||31°/ 31°|
|Suspension, front Type||43 mm inverted fork with top-out springs Compression damping: 18-way Rebound damping: 15-way Spring preload: Fully adjustable|
|Suspension, rear Type||Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock Compression damping: Stepless Rebound damping: Stepless Spring preload: Fully adjustable|
|Brakes, front Type||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Caliper: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad|
|Brakes, rear Type||Single 250 mm petal disc Caliper: Opposed, twin-piston|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||2,170 mm x 770 mm x 1,170 mm|
|Ground Clearance||125 mm|
|Seat height||800 mm|
|Fuel capacity||22 litres|
|Curb Mass||268 kg|
|Maximum power||147.2 kW 200 PS / 10,000 rpm|
|Maximum power with RAM Air||154.5 kW 210 PS / 10,000 rpm|