Its a cost but the results are night and day. (formerly ZX-10R only). Amazing, OEM tyres aren’t good. Jumping off a Yamaha Mt01 sports tourer and not testing ZZR sports tourer before purchasing was a big gamble, I love my Mt01 and can't believe anything could match it, well looks can't!. One guy’s a doctor who uses his to visit loads of different hospitals and the ZZR14 does that pretty well. With DW40 or the aerospace equivalent. Post here! As standard the suspension needs the compression increasing on the front and rear (more so on the rear) and some rebound increase on the front. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. DO NOT buy chinese ones! Brembo M50 brake calipers works well, they offer sufficient stopping power. There might never be another 1441cc normally aspirated brute like this. 8 to 9 is sufficient to enduce the smile and giggles, It’s gone through 4 winters , as with most bikes used all year round, alloy tarnishes., but nothing regular cleaning and a good dose of copper slip to prevent any seized fasteners, Valves need doing at 24000 so bigger bill expected then. All good so far, paint and fasteners still look great. Is there anything better in a motorbike? Power delivery is unbelievable, these bikes pull and pull and pull, they will not stop all the way to the limiter at 186mph, no slowing down as they reach that speed, they just keep pulling. Good Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension and a cracking engine make this bike fun to ride. ABS comes as standard, as do the petal racing discs. Trust me, because it intervenes sooner it actualy helps stop the rear shock being overwhlemed by the power and therfore alows it time to cope with the power and torque better. Top tip, if you want to stop the pogoing/weave when accelerating hard out of bends leant over...leave it on Traction mode "3". So I had To temporarily Paint the area with corrosion inhibitor paint, till I can get it re enabled or replaced. Model ZZR 1400. For such a fast bike the ride quality of very good. Word lid en je kan alle forums en berichten zien en gezellig mee keuvelen over motoren, techniek en toerritten of over andere koetjes en kalfjes. Regional Forum for our friends in the United Kingdom. 2011: Available as Kawasaki ZZR1400 ABS [£10,613] and ZZR1400 ABS Performance (Inc. Akrapovic silencer, tank pads, seat cover, higher screen), 2016: Tweaked to conform to Euro4 including -. "If it made espresso it'd be perfect", says one owner. Absolute beast of a bike. Relazioni fra rider ZZR 1400 / ZX-14R, esperienza di viaggi itinerari, informazioni meccaniche e di ricambi. I have put my money where my mouth is and I am awaiting delivery. My model has the Ohlins rear shock which is quite simply in another league compared to standard shocks. I felt the stock pegs were high enough but about 1-2" too far forward so I swapped for Vortex rearsets, not to raise them but move them back. I haven't tried the other settings yet to see their impact but understand that on the lower settings you can remove the level on control. The paint and panels are fairly good quality but the finish on the frame has quickly worn where boots have rubbed. I have only test ridden a 2012 ZZR but I can safely say it handles like a sports 600 with almost unlimited power delivered in amazing smooth fashion. High-end Kawasakis are usually quality pieces of kit, with few faults worth mentioning - especially when looked after - and that’s certainly true of this ZZR14. A new forum for us to tell Kawasaki what we think! It's all about the engine and the fact that you can use it all, nearly all of the time. Popped a Performance Award on the way home. Best feature is its beauty and power. The level of finish is arguably higher than its closes competition from Suzuki. If you're really bothered by it you can buy a manual adjustable one which cures the rattle. I personally think that a bike like this should have at least one USB charge point, or maybe I'm being a bit optimistic. The slipper clutch is really good. — Motor Cycle News (@MCNnews) March 20, 2018. It also got 100% from my very expert pillion. Make sure you clean everything as this is not the ideal design. It’s also impressively timeless, durable and even reasonably versatile. Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141 "The front brakes take an absolute hammering, going through pads - sometimes discs - with the calipers requiring overhauls as well. Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing, 6 talking about this. Fast as anything out there, it'll corner too and will easily keep up with any sports bike unless it's ridden by a racer. Two power settings, disappointing and full power, and three traction control settings. Fort Benning, Georgia. It is very smooth through out the rev range, and obviously is insanely powerful for two wheels. effortless, planted, FAST. SPARK 2020 Harrison, Arkansas May 28-31 ( Now With Pics! LMAO! Rear suspension has pre-load adjustment and the forks are fully adjustable. Fuel costs are quite heavy as well. This is the ZZR's killer punch, the engine, one of the finest you’ll find on any motorcycle. No doubt all very subjective as with many other "feelings" based view points. Join today to become a member and start receiving the many benefits that this club has to offer. So here is my feeble attempt to add some content. I much prefer the wider spread of gear ratios to those on my 2009 Fireblade. The engine really is the star of the show. Would I recommend it to a friend? Brakes need a good squeeze when pushing on but do the job (just). If this is your first visit, be sure to Not the most practical around town so I use my Honda Silverwing for that. Version: Performance (with akros but standard suspension). I had an MY07 before I bought my MY14 performance sport and have never once been let down. Brakes (when compared to Fireblade and BWM K1200) could be better. If that's a problem to you then buy a moped. Considering the very reasonable price; you are buying the fastest bike on the planet the level of finish and quality is very high. You need to be careful and have a good look underneath the fairing, too. I would recommend anyone looking for a large capacity bike to own one of these before they hand up their boots. Only four out of five because the suspension is a tad hard on the front for my liking but it still hustles along on the roads of Luxembourg and Germany, staying right on the tails of the sportsbike riders quite easily. Tire wearing faster because it's heavier. The Kawasaki ZZR1400 is the new all-round king pin of the motorcycle world, with breath taking speed and enough power to blow you into the next country, this bike certainly packs a punch. Participants can wheel and deal in this forum. Don't recommend it to as friend as you don't want them to keep up. The engine is the stand out feature of this bike. The ZZR has massive performance, great handling, looks and the ability to allow you to enjoy a ride out either solo or two up. My best mpg is high 30's low 40's, however I ride. Posted Over 1 Month. 2017 KAWASAKI ZZR 1400 -TEST RIDE - Duration: 14:42. This bike is known as bullet proof, I’ve owned three and neither ever let me down. 7500 mile service is £300 but that includes a spark plug change. Buying experience: Bought from a dealer and he did haggle but that's between him and me, but I felt I had a good deal. It does all, literally! Well, I can tell you that the bike as standard and the rider being 6'3" and over 60, this bike is agony to ride and downright lethal as it's impossible to check the blind spot due to the riding position. I have done 7500 miles since buying the bike in mid March, I also have a bandit 12 and have done a further 4.5k since May when I got that to save the kawa's mileage, some chance NOT. I think these bikes are actually really underpriced when you look at what you get for your money - build quality is great too. But then they’re so powerful, I guess they don’t get revved that hard! The bike was delivered straight into my garage - brilliant! All stock besides exhaust, frame sliders, integrated undertail, and black windscreen. 9 members and 326 guests. Good overall service. I tour on mine and a great job it does, 2000 miles last week alone without fault, averaging nearly 50MPG. Price was very reasonable and they fitted a number of accessories I wanted for free and have sorted too the fairing issue. The ZZR was slightly sportier after 2012 thanks to revised suspension and chassis which means it handles far better than its size suggests. Acceleration on this bike is, for a lighter word, ridiculous and will pull the socks out of your shoes; it is limited to an incredible 186mph and will get you there in a blink of an eye with plenty of gusto left over. All times are GMT-6. But I didn't buy it for any of that stuff, and I am not in the least bothered. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Long warranty, understressed, what's not to like. "Overall, it’s a solid bike, but it’s also one you need to take a close look at. H Bauer Publishing are authorised and regulated for credit broking by the FCA (Ref No. The only reason thus far for not giving the bike 5 out of 5, is the fairing issue reported elsewhere. Kawasaki was quoting 200bhp, 210bhp with ram air, backed up by a whopping 119ftlb of torque. Bought it from CMC and while they are very friendly, helpful and polite, I have had some issues that I suspect were caused by the previous owner that are slowly getting sorted. Best feature is the 1441 power plant worst feature, I have not yet found anything I don't like about it. 8 en parlent. It would be better to have a magnetic sensor mechanism. Category - Engine 1,352 cc . Avon storms also last well and a cost a lot less. A listed Kawasaki dealer should offer great customer service and a knowledgable technical staff. Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. My 2008 version of the bike had a much better quality fairing. Well, what I need of this big boy is a small place to put my raincoat, that's all. I have fitted bar risers to everyone of the ZZRs I have owned as personally I like the extra 10mm rise for comfort. Gamble paid off and hope that this stay's a rare bike-I don't think. Hard to disagree. Review your KAWASAKI ZZR1400 (2012 - 2020).