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2019 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike Review Specs

The 2019 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike is Kawasaki’s most potent Ninja motorbike, delivering smooth power in a clean and sophisticated way. Additional features like ABS and traction control make the Ninja ZX-14R suitable for many experienced riders and riding preferences.

With its 1,441cc DOHC inline-four engine, the Kawasaki Ninja® ZXTM-14R will continue to rule as the “King” of the Ninja® bikes. Having a high-performance motorbike that is easy to ride is the most critical factor. Here, the Ninja ZX-14R glows like a ray of sunshine. Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) has three modes and two power levels, and it’s easy to turn on or off using switches. With an MSRP of $14,999, the 2019 model is offered in Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Meteor Gray, and Emerald Blazed Green.

2019 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike – Features and Price

2019 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike

Brembo Brakes with ABS

Almost identical to the Ninja H2TM’s mechanism. Front brake calipers, including four pistons and radial mounting. The new 310mm Brembo discs and Brembo M50 cast monoblock calipers with four 30-millimeter pistons provide excellent braking power in the front. As a result, the new edges of the discs have grooves that assist in cooling them. Brembo radial-pump master cylinder and reservoir are adjusted for the crankshaft to generate powerful front braking force with little lever movement. A caliper with two 32mm pistons and a 250mm disc is used for the rear brake.

Brake lines made of stainless steel braid give a more direct sensation. Enhance cockpit look with smoked brake and clutch master cylinders, black anodized reservoir brackets, and other details.

High-Output Engine

An engine like Kawasaki’s is unmatched in its class. In the mid-to the high-rpm range, there’s a noticeable increase in acceleration due to the smooth power delivery. The newest iteration of Kawasaki’s traction control technology, KTRC, aids in converting the tremendous power into forwarding motion with a bit of Tire slide.

With a noticeable increase in acceleration starting at 4,000 rpm, a long-stroke engine provides tremendous torque over the whole rev range, as well as much greater power in the mid-to-high rpm range. Compression is boosted via milling combustion chambers in the cylinder head.

In addition, forged pistons complement the combustion chamber, are lightweight and durable, and their skirt design reduces stress. As a result of the piston cooling jet system, the bottom of the pistons are kept lubricated and more efficient. Hand polished intake ports improve flow and efficiency. Exhaust ports with larger diameters assist improve performance. Bypass holes between the chrome-composite cylinders decrease pumping loss, resulting in improved performance.

Electronic Riding Assists of the Most Recent Generation

A rider may opt to make use of sure of the Ninja ZX-14R’s sophisticated electronic riding aids, which are included as standard equipment, to fit riding circumstances or personal taste.

2019 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike

Kawasaki Traction Control System (KTRC)

Three modes of Kawasaki Traction Control System (KTRC) Sport-KTRC from the Ninja ZX-10R and KTRC from the Concours® 14 combine to assist give optimum traction with some degree of slippage for track riding and rider assurance by permitting smooth riding on slick conditions. Unlike S-KTRC, which employs complicated analysis to predict when traction conditions will deteriorate and take action before wheel slippage exceeds the range for optimum traction, modes 1 and 2 regulate ignition timing like S-KTRC.

Mode 3 has increased sensitivity and regulates the timing of the ignition, fuel, and air, resulting in a silky ride. It differentiates between power front wheel lifts that are gradual and power lifts that are abrupt, enabling smooth lift assuming sufficient acceleration is maintained. The system may be turned off using a switch on the left switch housing.

Power Mode

Allows riders to modify the power characteristics to fit the rider’s needs and style of riding. Riders can choose between full-power and low-power operation, around 75% complete with the less responsive throttle.

Ram Air Induction (KP)

To improve intake efficiency, the central Ram Air duct directs air from the front of the fairing via an air cleaner and directly into the engine, used to create more power.


ECU-controlled Dual Throttle Valves (KP) on 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies give accurate response while smoothing DFI performance. To assist increase power, fuel injector nozzles spread out the highly atomized fuel across a larger area. For even better throttle control and responsiveness, this 32-bit electronic control unit is combined with a twin throttle valve system.

It is possible to see whether the driver is riding to lead to a higher fuel economy by looking at the ECO indicator (KP) on display. The internal architecture of the mufflers is intended to maximize exhaust flow. Large diameter tapered header pipes, collectors, and a larger volume of mufflers are all part of the exhaust system.

6-Speed Transmission

Increased wear resistance and longevity due to heat and surface treatment on all gears. Final gearing amplifies the vehicle’s powerful acceleration. Rear-wheel hop is prevented by using a back-torque limiting (slipper) clutch. A hollow aluminum box that spans the engine from the steering wheel to the pivot point of the swing arm To improve the torsional stiffness of the monocoque, the engine is firmly placed on a single axis. It saves around four pounds of weight by utilizing the engine as a stressed component.

To provide both high-speed stability and responsive handling, the engine was positioned forward in the chassis, the wheelbase was extended and the front/rear weight distribution was optimized. Air cleaner maintenance is made more accessible by the monocoque portion, which contains the airbox and air filter. The air cleaner may be accessed via a plate held in place by two screws on the left side of the frame.

Inverted 43mm Cartridge Type Front Fork(KP)

Initial stiffness helps prevent the front-end from diving during braking. With a rubber damper, you can avoid unpleasant bottoming out. Riders may fine-tune their suspension’s performance using a stepped damping adjustment.

Unified Rear Suspension (KP)

A gusseted swing arm for added stiffness. To match the front suspension, use firm damping rates.

To have a linear suspension motion, linkage rates are used. The inferior the center of gravity, the more flickable the bike becomes because of the bottom-link design.

Wind Tunnel-Designed Bodywork

The ZX-14R’s distinctive four-headlight design is featured on the imposing front cowl. United with the heat guard on the exhaust pipe, the fairing decreases the amount of heat that reaches the rider while also giving the bike a more dynamic look.

Full Instrumentation

The speedometer and tachometer have metal rings surrounding them, with the “Flying K” symbol in the middle. A rider may scroll through meter functions without removing a hand from the handlebar by utilizing the multi-function button on the left side handlebar switch housing. For increased convenience, an ambient temperature gauge is included. With its dot pattern backdrop and LCD screen that can be changed to either black or white, the instrument dials offer a fashionable, high-quality look.

2019 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike

2019 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike – Price

The new 2019 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike is available at $14,999 only.

2019 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Kawasaki Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Type Four-Stroke, Four-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, Four Valve Cylinder Head
Displacement 1441cc
Bore and Stroke 84mm x 65mm
Maximum Torque 120 lb-ft at 7,500rpm
Compression Ratio 12.3:1
Fuel Injection DFI® with Mikuni 44mm Throttle Bodies (4)
Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance


Gearbox 6-Speed having Positive Neutral Finder
Final Drive X-Ring Chain


Rake/Trail 23-degree/3.7 inches
Front Wheel Travel 4.6 inches
Rear Wheel Travel 4.9 inches
Front Tire Size 120/70-17
Rear Tire Size 190/50-17
Wheelbase 58.3 inches
Front Suspension 43mm Inverted Cartridge Fork having Adjustable Preload, 15-Way Rebound, and 18-Way Compression Damping Adjustment
Rear Suspension Uni-Trak® having Adjustable Preload, Stepless Rebound, and Compression Damping, Adjustment
Front Brake Type Brembo Dual Floating 310mm Discs having M50 monoblock calipers (JHF, Special Edition); Dual Floating 310mm Petal Discs with 4-Piston Calipers
Rear Brake Type Single 250mm Disc


Fuel Tank Capacity 5.8 gals.
Seat Height 31.5 in.
Curb Weight 591 lbs.
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24, 36, or 48 months

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