2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R With ABS- Features, Price, Pictures And Details

If there is one mean machine that gives Suzuki Hayabusa a run for its money, it has to be the Kawasaki ZX-14R. Launched in 2006 in the hypersport class, the motorcycle created a unique place for itself and is still one of the favorites of experienced motorcyclists. Evidently the 2012 ZX-14R was a huge improvement over its previous iterations as it not only featured a marginally bigger engine, but important features like Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), slipper clutch, revamped suspension and brakes as well.

All in all it was a complete motorcycle but there was something missing. It was the ABS which was absent but gladly Kawasaki has unveiled the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R and has added the missing ingredient. The 2013 model of ZX-14R returns with a compact, lightweight ABS that will increase the confidence of every prospective buyer and will help provide additional security in slippery conditions.

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Key Features

  • Massively powerful 1,441cc inline-four engine is the strongest motorcycle engine Kawasaki has ever produced and delivers the most power of any current production sportbike in the world
  • New ABS brake option is available for 2013. This compact and lightweight system helps increase rider confidence and helps provide additional security in slippery situations
  • KTRC traction-control system features three different modes for varying conditions and is controlled by a handy switch assembly on the left handlebar
  • Slipper clutch assembly controls rear-wheel torque effects while braking and downshifting
  • Exhaust system features tapered head pipes, a catalyzer and an efficient muffler assembly for low noise and emissions
  • Aluminum monocoque frame is narrow, strong and rigid for impressive sport riding performance
  • Aluminum swingarm assembly is longer than traditional designs and features strengthening gussets to cope with the engine’s substantial torque
  • Supersport bodywork package builds upon the slick aesthetic image of the previous machine, includes a rear seat cowl and adds better air management to the mix for improved rider and passenger comfort
  • All-new 10-spoke wheels are more than 3 pounds lighter in total than the previous machine’s units; this reduces unsprung weight, which aids handling and maneuverability
  • New disc material and pads improve the 14R’s radial-mount braking system
  • Revised suspension settings front and rear add wheel control and compliance to an already plush ride
  • Higher overall finish quality than before, including hidden bodywork fasteners

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS right

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS Technical Specifications

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS Specs:

  • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
  • Displacement: 1,441cc
  • Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 65.0mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.3:1
  • Fuel injection: DFI with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final drive: X-Ring chain
  • Rake / trail: 23 degrees / 3.7 in.
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear tire: 190/50 ZR17
  • Wheelbase: 58.3 in.
  • 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 brakes: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers and ABS
  • Rear brakes: Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper and ABS
  • Overall length: 85.4 in.
  • Overall width: 30.3 in.
  • Overall height: 46.1 in.
  • Ground clearance: 4.9 in.
  • Seat height: 31.5 in.
  • Curb weight: 584.3 lbs.
  • Fuel capacity: 5.8 gal.

Price & Color Options Of 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS

  • Passion Red / $15,999
  • Pearl Stardust White / $15,999
  • Metallic Spark Black/Golden Blazed Green (SE) / $16,299

The Non-ABS version is priced between $14,999 and $15,299.

Official Pictures Of 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS

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2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R track 2

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R track

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R track 3

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  1 comment for “2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R With ABS- Features, Price, Pictures And Details

  1. Ron
    February 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Great information and fantastic photos. I just picked up a 2013 in the Metallic Spark Black/Golden Blazed Green color, with ABS. I’m looking forward to exploring the potential of this awesome machine.

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