Image Gallery: 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Road Test Review - Overdrive
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Image gallery: 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R road test review

11 Apr 2016 / 0

 

 

 

 

 

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is one of the fastest motorcycles on the planet. For 2016, Kawasaki has given their 1,441cc Hypersport motorcycle a refresh that includes a new paint scheme, upgraded brakes and a new Ohlins rear shock. The motor makes the same 210PS and 158Nm and is superlatively smooth. For more details on the motorcycle and what it feels like to ride such a machine head over to our road test review

 

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (61)

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R has an unmistakable face

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (2)

The side profile is long and dramatic and take a look at the size of those exhausts!

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (1)

 

 

 

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (5)

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (4)

Easy to be fooled into thinking the ZX-14R runs a couple of jet engines. It almost feels that way for the rider too!

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (53)

The Kawasaki ZX-14R feels large but very stable mid corner

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (52)

 

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That’s a terrifying sight to have in your mirrors!

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (48)

The massive fairing provides great wind protection in a full tuck

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (20)

Large and flat tail piece is perhaps the most retrained bit of design on the motorcycle

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (19)

Ohlins rear shock has a remote preload adjuster for ease of use

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (18)

Rear brake reservoir is cleverly tucked away under the seat

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (17)

Tool kit is smartly stowed in its own box

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (16)

Grab rail won’t be of much use under hard acceleration. Useful mounting points for luggage though

 

 

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (13)

Cockpit uses twin analogue meters and a large black and white digital display. The black and white scheme can be reversed for better readability

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (14)

 

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Turning the ignition on brings up an animation of the headlamps on the digital display

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (11)

Fully adjutable front suspension

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (10)

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (9)

190 section Bridgestone Battlax tyres offer great grip

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (7)

 

Kawasaki ZX14r And Suzuki Hayabusa Comparo (8)

 

 



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