2013 Kawasaki ZZR1400

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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.


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.

Dominant Performance

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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.

LED taillight

Kawasaki ZZR1400

More aggressive, larger-volume tail maintains the LED taillight and integrated rear turn signals of the predecessor.

Power Mode Selection

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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.)


Kawasaki ZZR1400

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

Kawasaki ZZR1400

Revised ECU programming based on test rider and customer feedback results in improved ABS braking performance on bumpy road conditions.

Lightweight Wheels

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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.

Sportier Suspension

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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.

3-Mode KTRC

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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.

Sculpted styling

Kawasaki ZZR1400

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

Kawasaki ZZR1400

The capacious tank marries with the distance ability of the mighty ZZR1400, and a protective tank-pad comes as standard.

New seat

Kawasaki ZZR1400

Plush, broad and supportive, the ZZR1400 seat is a lesson in riding comfort for both pilot and passenger.

Multi-function Instrumentation

Kawasaki ZZR1400

Brushed aluminium bezels and a multi-function display ooze quality from every pore.

New headlamp

Kawasaki ZZR1400

"Look out I am here!" says the puposeful headlamp design, ignore at your peril.


Kawasaki ZZR1400
Fuel systemFuel injection: ø44 mm x 4 (Mikuni)
LubricationForced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement1,441 cm³
Bore x stroke84.0 x 65.0 mm
Compression ratio12.3:1
Valve/Induction systemDOHC, 16 valves
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
Primary reduction ratio1.556 (84/54)
Gear ratios: 1st2.611(47/18)
Gear ratios: 2nd1.947 (37/19)
Gear ratios: 3rd1.545 (34/22)
Gear ratios: 4th1.333 (32/24)
Gear ratios: 5th1.154 (30/26)
Gear ratios: 6th1.036 (29/28)
Final reduction ratio2.471 (42/17)
Transmission6-speed, return
Final DriveSealed chain
Frame type Monocoque, aluminium
Rake/Trail23°/ 93 mm
Wheel travel, front117 mm
Wheel travel, rear124 mm
Tyre, front120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Steering angle, left / right31°/ 31°
Suspension, front Type43 mm inverted fork with top-out springs Compression damping: 18-way Rebound damping: 15-way Spring preload: Fully adjustable
Suspension, rear TypeBottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock Compression damping: Stepless Rebound damping: Stepless Spring preload: Fully adjustable
Brakes, front TypeDual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Caliper: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad
Brakes, rear TypeSingle 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 Clearance125 mm
Wheelbase1,480 mm
Seat height800 mm
Fuel capacity22 litres
Curb Mass268 kg
Maximum power147.2 kW 200 PS / 10,000 rpm
Maximum power with RAM Air154.5 kW 210 PS / 10,000 rpm
MSRP£ 11,699

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