The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R with new optional ABS brakes complement its amazing comfort and usability on the street, and help increase its appeal to a wide range of riders. The result of all this refined and high-tech hot rodding is arguably the finest open-class sportbike engine ever built as seen on previous model. The 1,441cc inline-four that produces significantly more power than any other production sportbike on the world. Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) system that offers automatic idle adjustment and helps reduce emissions, while exhaust exits through a high-performance system with large-diameter tapered header pipes and large-volume mufflers, each with an advanced catalyzer to minimize emissions.
The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R provide a sweet-handling character coupled with real sport riding performance, the engineers designed the frame’s aluminum castings and forgings to have unique flex and rigidity characteristics. Front and rear suspension tuning helps maintain the balancing act of wheel control, ride compliance and maneuverability. Both the 43mm fully adjustable inverted fork and multi-adjustable single shock offer excellent response throughout a wide speed range, while the beautifully machined 10-spoke wheels reduce unsprung weight to aid acceleration, handling and suspension action. The fairing package offers functional benefits as well as aesthetic ones, while the seat offers excellent thigh support and helps make it easy for vertically challenged riders to reach the ground. The bodywork’s venting system effectively extracts heated air from the engine bay and away from the rider and passenger. Find more detail specification and features on 2013 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R.
2013 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R Specification
Engine Type – Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement – 1,441 cc
Bore x Stroke – 84.0 x 65.0 mm
Compression Ratio – 12.3:1
Ignition – TCBI with Digital Advance
Fuel System – DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Transmission – 6-Speed
Final Drive – X-Ring Chain
Rake/Trail – 23 degrees/3.7 in.
Chassis and Dimension
Available Colors – Passion Red, Pearl Flat White, Metallic Spark Black/Golden Blazed Green (SE)
Front Suspension/Wheel Travel – 43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 18-way compression and 15-way rebound damping adjustment/4.6 in.
Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel – Bottom-link Uni-Trak® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, step-less rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height/4.9 in.
Front Tire Size – 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size – 190/50 ZR17
Front Brakes – Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers and optional ABS
Rear Brakes – Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper and optional ABS
Dimension (L, W, H) – 85.4 in., 30.3 in., 46.1 in.
Wheelbase – 58.3 in.
Ground Clearance – 4.9 in.
Seat Height – 31.5 in.
Curb Weight – 584.3 lbs.
Fuel Capacity – 5.8 gal.
2013 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R Features
Engine and Transmission – Long-stroke design, ported cylinder heads, lightweight forged pistons, and aggressive camshaft profiles provide more torque and power. Piston jet system sprays a continuous stream of cooling lubrication to the underside of each piston for cooler running temperatures, more consistent power output and excellent long-term durability. Chrome composite-plated aluminum cylinder bores are lightweight, durable, and effectively transfer heat away from the combustion chamber and piston for maximum durability at high power outputs. Mechanical noise is kept to a minimum via special piston profiles and a urethane insulation sheet on the inside of the magnesium chain cover.
Chassis and Suspension – Lightweight monocoque frame is a hollow aluminum box that arches over the engine from the steering head to the swing-arm pivot. Rigidly mounted engine is a stressed frame member, which increases the frame’s torsional rigidity and saves weight than on traditional designs. Engine is positioned forward in the frame, with the long wheelbase and front/rear weight balance carefully designed to achieve high-speed stability and responsive handling. Inverted and multi-adjustable 43mm cartridge-type fork provides excellent wheel control and without sacrificing ride comfort. Fully adjustable bottom-link Uni-Trak® rear suspension is a compact design that offers premium control and feedback. Bottom-link design helps create a lower center of gravity, which makes more nimble on 2013 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R.