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2006 Kawasaki ZZR1400

2006 Kawasaki ZZR1400

A manufacturer is defined by the motorcycles it makes, and the defining characteristic of Kawasaki motorcycles has always been power, lots of power. This, combined with their excellent handling qualities and overall balanced performance has made Kawasaki superbikes the most feared and respected machines in motorcycling. From legendary machines like the Z1 and GPZ900R to modern hyper-bikes like the ZZ-R1100 and Ninja ZX-12R, Kawasaki's flagship machines have set the performance standards that others have followed.

This tradition continues with the incredible new ZZR1400, a machine which delivers as yet unheard of levels of performance and excitement. Whether accelerating like a jet on afterburner or slicing effortlessly up a curvy mountain road, gobbling up the miles on the way to lunch across the border or moving deftly through traffic on the way to work, the ZZR1400 leaves all other big-bore road burners far behind.

Powered by an all-new engine force-fed with Ram Air and fuel injection, the ZZR1400 churns out unheard of levels of thrust. This is Kawasaki's most powerful engine ever. Every twist of the wrist brings a shot of adrenaline straight to the rider's cerebral cortex.

The chassis is equally impressive. The ZZR1400 runs an advanced version of Kawasaki's unique aluminium monocoque frame. Lightweight and very stiff, this sophisticated frame gives the bike both responsive handling qualities and incredible highway stability.

The ZZR's aerodynamics are what one would expect from a manufacturer of high-performance aircraft. Shaped by the wind, the bike's sophisticated aerodynamics package was designed to help maximise the sport riding experience.

The ZZR1400 is a supremely balanced supersport machine in the mould of such flagship models as the Z1 and the ZZ-R1100. Part Ninja, part legend and all excitement, the new ZZR1400 makes the other contenders for hyper-bike honours seem bland by comparison.

  • Engine Type - Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
  • Displacement - 1,352 cm3
  • Bore and Stroke - 84 x 61 mm
  • Valve system - DOHC, 16 valves
  • Fuel system - Fuel injection
  • Ignition - Digital
  • Starting - Electric
  • Lubrication - Forced lubrication, wet sump
  • Transmission - 6-speed, return
  • Final drive - Sealed chain
  • Clutch - Wet multi-disc, manual
  • Frame Type - Monocoque, aluminium
  • Tyre - front: 120/70ZR17M/C, rear: 190/50ZR17M/C
  • Brakes - Front: Type, Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Caliper Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad, Rear: Type Single 250 mm petal disc Caliper Opposed 2-piston
  • The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.