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Renowned for its dominance at the drag strip, the mighty 2020 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R motorcycle is King of the Quarter Mile. An enormous 1,441cc engine and an innovative monocoque frame give the Ninja ZX-14R the ability to take on the track or the backroads with sophisticated ease. Premium electronics include dual power modes and 3-mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC).

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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anythin

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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elemen

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Monocoque Frame

The Kawasaki-original monocoque aluminum frame is a hollow box-style structure that travels over the engine to achieve a slim chassis design, and uses the engine as a fixed member to ensure the ideal rigidity balance.

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Power Modes

Power modes offer riders an easily selectable choice between Full and Low Power. While Full Power is unrestricted, in Low Power mode maximum power is limited to approximately 75-80% of Full. Response is also milder in L

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KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)

KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), Kawasaki's advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a wide range of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

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  • Engine


    4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled



    Bore x Stroke

    84.0 x 65.0mm

    Compression Ratio


    Fuel System

    DFI® w/44mm Mikuni throttle bodies (4)


    TCBI, battery powered & electronic advance


    6-speed return shift

  • Suspension

    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, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height/4.9 in

    Front Tire

    120/70 ZR17

    Rear Tire

    190/50 ZR17


    23.0°/3.7 in

    Ground Clearance

    4.9 in


    58.3 in

  • Totals

    Overall Length

    85.4 in

    Overall Width

    30.3 in

    Overall Height

    46.1 in

    Seat Height

    31.5 in

    Curb Weight

    593.1 lb**

    Fuel Capacity

    5.8 gal

  • General

    Final Drive

    Sealed chain

    Electronic Rider Aids

    Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) 3-Mode, Power Mode, ABS

    Frame Type

    Aluminum monocoque

    Color Choices

    Metallic Diablo Black / Golden Blazed Green

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

    Special Features


  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Brembo dual floating 310mm discs with dual radial-mounted monobloc 4-piston calipers and ABS

    Rear Brakes

    Single 250mm petal disc with opposed twin-piston caliper and ABS

  • Guarantee


    12 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2020 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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