Tuesday, January 8, 2008

NINJA zx-14


Every champion knows sustained dominance is only possible with constant improvement. Such is the case with Kawasaki’s Ninja® ZX™-14. Since its debut in March of 2006, this motorcycle has ruled the open class sportbike roost with nearly non-stop magazine comparison victories. Even though the 1352cc Ninja ZX-14 won lavish praise for its massive torque, effortless power, agile handling and comfortable ergonomics, Kawasaki engineers were not willing to leave the door open to potential challengers.
The 2008 ZX-14 retains all the great features that made it a legend, plus more bottom, mid and top-end power. Changes to the engine and exhaust system allow it to comply with strict Euro-III emissions and tightening noise regulations. To meet noise standards, the engineers focused on reducing internal mechanical noise instead of muzzling the exhaust system. The result wasn’t a power loss, but an overall improvement of the engine character and an actual increase in the ZX-14’s legendary peak power! Yes, you read that correctly. Emissions and noise levels are lower, peak power is higher, the mid-range hit is stronger and smoother and low-end torque has been increased. A win-win solution for all, in our books.

Engine Type:
Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
1352 cc
Bore x Stroke:
84.0 x 61.0 mm
Maximum Torque:
154 N/m {15.7 kgf/m} 113.5 lb-ft @ 7,500 rpm
Compression Ratio:
Fuel Injection:
DFI with Mikuni 44mm Mikuni Throttle Bodies (4)
TCBI with Digital Advance
Final Drive:
X-Ring Chain
23 degrees / 94 mm.
Full Instrumentation:
- Dual analog speedometer and tachometer with white faces are easy to read
- Multi-function LCD digital display includes an odometer, two trip meters, fuel gauge, gear position indicator and a clock
- Programmable shift indicator lamp illuminates at pre-set rpm to signal rider upshift
-Programmable clutch engagement lamp illuminates at pre-set rpm to signal the rider to engage the clutch
- CAN (Controller Area Network) interface between the gauges uses fewer wires while allowing a greater volume of information, such as estimated fuel mileage, to be exchanged .

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