The ZZR1400 matches Kawasaki’s passion for engineering with your desire for ultimate
performance. Satisfy the thrill seeker within you with dominating acceleration mated to
sophisticated rider aids including traction control, ABS braking and power mode selection.
4 mm longer stroke increases displacement of the powerful In-Line Four engine to 1,441 cm³. Bore and Stroke are now 84 x 65 mm. Compared to its predecessor, this engine offers more torque at all rpm, and substantially more power in the mid-high range. Acceleration from 4,000 rpm and up is notably stronger.
“Look out I am here!” says the puposeful headlamp design, ignore at your peril.
Fuel tank details
The capacious tank marries with the distance ability of the mighty ZZR1400, and a protective tank-pad comes as standard.
Attention to Details
Sculpted design of the upper triple clamp complements the high-quality image of the cockpit area. On the special graphics edition, the upper triple clamp features contrasting sections: painted finish vs. hairline finish with a clear coat.
Thematic quadruple fins of the side fairings are maintained, although their design is more 3-dimensional, contributing to a more dynamic image of the side of the bike.
Brushed aluminium bezels and a multi-function display ooze quality from every pore.
All-new wheels offer significant weight savings over those of the predecessor. The front wheel is 360 g lighter and the rear wheel saves 1030 g, for a total reduction of 1.39 kg.
Stiffer springs for both the front fork and rear suspension deliver a firmer, sportier feel. Along with the new springs, damping settings were also revised to suit the significantly greater output.
Sculpted by the wind, the ZZR1400’s bodywork offers high aerodynamic performance that reduces drag, and contributes to stability and wind protection at highway speeds.
Stronger, Longer Swingarm
Gusseting on the swingarm increases rigidity to match the greater output. Swingarm is 10 mm longer to suit the new final gear ratio. (This also contributes to the slightly longer wheelbase.)
Increased Carrying Convenience
The ZZR features retractable luggage hooks that tuck in neatly at the rear of the front seat. These are complemented by two hooks on the passenger tail grip. Idealised hook placement (not too close together) enables large-sized items to be securely attached to the rear seat.
More aggressive, larger-volume tail maintains the LED taillight and integrated rear turn signals of the predecessor.
Plush, broad and supportive, the ZZR1400 seat is a lesson in riding comfort for both pilot and passenger.
Series-first Back-torque Limiter
Easily adjustable back-torque limiting clutch facilitates smooth downshifts and helps prevent rear wheel hop, which becomes more likely with the increased back-torque.
Stronger, Shorter-geared Transmission
While the increased engine performance already delivers significantly increased torque, shorter gearing care of a larger rear sprocket (41T >> 42T) further accentuates the stronger acceleration.
Strongest production motorcycle
Designed to settle the issue of supremacy in the flagship class once and for all, the ZZR1400’s new engine boasts an increased displacement and thorough engine tuning to deliver heady levels of power and unrivalled acceleration. The step up in performance over its predecessor is apparent, with more available torque across the rev range and substantially higher upper-end power.