2017 NINJA ZX-14R Special Edition (Brembo Öhlins)

Ninja ZX-14R - King of All Sports Bikes

The Ninja ZX-14R’s ultra-powerful 1441cm³ inline four-cylinder engine puts it in a class all its own. Add in our most advanced electronics system,  including traction control, ABS and power mode selection and with an innovative monocoque frame, and stunning bodywork, and the ZX-14R is a phenomenon that you must experience to believe.

The 2017 Ninja ZX-14R Special Edition (Brembo Öhlins) is the flagship model with many extra features; Brembo Radial Pump Front Brake Master Cylinder, Radial Mount Brembo M50 Calipers and 310 mm Brembo Discs with a Öhlins TTX39 Rear Shock Absorber, Golden Blazed Green & Metallic Spark Black paint, drilled green fork caps, drilled billet grey alumite steering nut and stainless steel rings on the dash meters which feature new dot pattern meter faces and two available background colours for the LCD Screen (black or white) can be selected according to rider preference.


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King of All Sports Bikes

The Ninja H2, Ninja ZX-14R and Ninja ZX-10R – Kawasaki’s top-of-the-line flagship supersport models – all offer high levels of riding excitement. But where the Ninja ZX-14R stands apart is for its great flexibility.

Compared to the very focused concepts of the Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX-10R, the Ninja ZX-14R’s engine and chassis tuning both contribute to a package that delivers high performance while being easy to ride.

So while it has the power to throw down blistering 1/4-mile times, and the agility to hustle through a series of curves in the hills, the Ninja ZX-14R is also comfortable enough to accommodate long distance touring, and mild-mannered enough that you wouldn’t think twice about jumping on and riding it down to the corner store.

This balance of Extreme Excitement and Everyday Versatility – something it holds in common with other legendary models in its lineage (like the GPz900R and ZZR1100) – combined with a number of new prestige features that elevate both its performance and its presence, is what makes this model almighty, and why it will continue to be called the King of All Sport Bikes.

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 Ram Air Induction

A central Ram Air duct feeds cool, high-pressure air from the front of the fairing in a direct path through the air cleaner and into the engine for maximum power output - as speed increases, so does the air pressure, effectively force-feeding the engine.

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Sculpted by the wind, the Ninja ZX-14R's bodywork offers high aerodynamic performance that reduces drag, and contributes to stability and wind protection at highway speeds.

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Sport Suspension

Spring rates for the front fork and rear suspension where chosen to deliver a firm, sporty feel. Settings are such that the majority of the suspension action takes place higher in the stroke (rather than closer to the bottom of the stroke with the suspension almost fully compressed). The result is that absorption and road holding performance are both excellent,
contributing to both a sporty handing character and high speed stability. 

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Aggressive, larger-volume tail features an LED taillight and integrated rear turn signals.

When viewed from the rear, the tail cowl, rear tyre and twin silencers have good visual and spatial balance. Large-volume silencers contribute to the dramatic impact of the rear. Their pentagonal design enables the requisite silencer volume while enabling a deep bank angle.

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Lightweight wheels reduce rotational inertia and unsprung weight, increasing the bike’s flickability, and contributing to the sporty handling.
Elegant 10-spoke design features machined spoke edges, giving the wheels a lightweight, high-quality appearance.

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The Ninja ZX-14R exudes an aura of power and assurance found only in the world’s most powerful machines. Unlike the recent trend in supersport and super-naked design towards mass-forward designs with minimalist tails, a voluminous tail design and more balanced approach to front rear impact ensure that Kawasaki’s latest Ninja flagship cuts an imposing figure from any angle.

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Easily adjustable back-torque limiting clutch facilitates smooth downshifts and helps prevent rear wheel hop, which becomes more likely with the increased back-torque. In addition to assisting with control, the back-torque limiter also helps protect the drivetrain.

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Brembo M50 Monobloc Calipers

Dual radial-mounted M50 Bembo cast aluminium monbloc calipers grip the front disc. A a pair of massive ø310 mm Brembo semi-floating discs with a thickness of t5.5 mm deliver superb braking force. The stainless steel rotors offer high rigidity and contribute to excellent brake feel. Grooves running down the centre of the outer edge of the discs increase their surface area for greater heat dissipation.

17ZX1400J front brake master cylinder 280x150Brembo Radial Pump Master Cylinder

Brembo radial-pump master cylinder and reservoir receive extra attention before being shipped to Kawasaki. Each part is examined and adjusted to eliminate any ineffective (idle) stroke. Completing the front brake system, stainless-steel braided lines are used to ensure more direct transfer of hydraulic fluid.

17ZX1400J Detail steering 280x150High Quality Details

Specially designed, drilled billet steering stem nut adds another quality touch. The miniature work of art, representative of this model’s high attention to the smallest detail, serves as a visual reminder of the Ninja ZX-14R’s regal status. Finished in Grey Alumite­¹ 

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Fit and Finish

Machined finish on the fuel tank cap contributes to the high-quality image.
High-quality sculpted rubber tank pad protector, provided standard, protects the finish of the lustrous paint on the fuel tank.

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The gunfighter-style seat contributes to both design impact and ergonomics. Its sculpted shape provides hip support during strong acceleration. Slimmer at the front, it also facilitates the reach to the ground when stopped at lights.

17ZX1400J Hook 280x150Increased Carrying Convenience

The Ninja ZX-14R 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.

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Features on the multi-function display include analogue-style speedometer, external air temperature, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, odometer, clock & trip meters. Numerous modes including current and average fuel consumption, range, battery voltage are controlled using a multi-function button located at the left handle.

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An aggressive design for the characteristic quadruple projector beam headlights contributes to the impact of the front cowling.


While the Ninja ZX-14R’s mighty engine performance was intended to be experienced unfiltered, riders may elect to take advantage of the some of the advanced electronic riding aids provided to suit riding conditions or preference.

Standard Equipment on the Ninja ZX-14R:

  • ABS
  • Economical Ride Indicator
  • KTRC (3 mode) - Kawasaki TRaction Control
  • Power Modes


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3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)

Three modes cover a range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.

Riders can choose from three modes. Modes 1 and 2 prioritise maximum forward acceleration. Mode 3 provides rider reassurance by facilitating smooth riding on slippery surfaces. Riders may also elect to turn the system off.

By default, KTRC is always ON when the engine is started. (The mode will be the same as when the engine was turned off, or in Mode 1 if the system had been turned off.) To ride with KTRC off, riders must consciously turn the system OFF (using the mode button on the left grip)


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Power Mode Selection

A choice of Full Power or Low Power modes allows riders to set power delivery to suit preference and conditions. Low Power mode limits output to approximately 75% of Full Power and uses a milder throttle response. (Reduction of both power and throttle response varies according to engine speed (rpm), throttle position and gear position.)
Combining the various KTRC and Power Mode options, riders have eight combinations from which to choose. For example, an experienced rider on dry pavement might choose Full Power and KTRC Mode 1 for sport riding. On a wet and/or slippery road surface, Low Power and KTRC Mode 3 might be selected. Each system can be set independently to best suit rider skill/preference, riding location and road conditions.
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Öhlins Rear Suspension TTX39 Shock Asorber

Enhancing the already mighty performance the Ninja ZX-14R Brembo  Öhlins Special Edition features a TTX39 rear shock. Working together with Öhlins, a top-of-the-line TTX rear suspension unit was developed especially for this model. Renowned for its quality and high performance, the Öhlins shock is an excellent complement to the capabilities of Kawasaki's flagship model. 

  • Supple suspension action provides excellent damping and provides increased riding comfort and sportier handling in the hills.
  • Increased rear stability also contributes to a more planted feel at the front, adding to increased rider confidence when riding on the circuit. Superb feedback from the road.
  • On highway the bike feels even more stable at speed, and lane changes are executed more easily.
  • Around town, the supple suspension absorbs bumps with ease, adding ot the Ninja ZX-14R's sublime ride comfort.
  • Remote preload adjuster makes it easy to adjust without special tools to suit tandem riding or luggage.

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High Quality

In addition to its premium performance features, the Ninja ZX-14R ABS Special Edition (Brembo Öhlins) is visually differentiated from the standard edition models by a number of premium features that add to its higher quality appearance. Golden Blaze Green and Metallic Spark Black highlights the high quality appearance of the Ninja ZX-14R Special Edition (Brembo Ohlins).


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Special Edition (Brembo-Öhlins) features Brembo M50 Radial Mount Calipers and 310 mm Brembo Discs.

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Nestled in the canopy is an instrument cluster with dual analogue-style speedometer and tachometer. New meter faces change from black to a dot pattern, contributing to a high-quality image.

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Dimpled pattern on the seat material adds to the premium image. Like the standard seat, the new material offers excellent grip, which contributes to the Ninja ZX-14R’s sport riding potential.

An optional passenger seat cover is available for a more sporty appearance on this Special Edition (Brembo-Öhlins). The passenger hand grip and luggage hooks must be removed first for fitting.

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Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 1,441 cm³
Bore and Stroke 84 x 65 mm
Compression ratio 12.3:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø44 mm x 4 (Mikuni)
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Sealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.556 (84/54)
Gear ratios 
1st 2.611 (47/18)
2nd 1.947 (37/19)
3rd 1.545 (34/22)
4th 1.333 (32/24)
5th 1.154 (30/26)
6th 1.036 (29/28)
Final reduction ratio 2.471 (42/17)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame Type Monocoque, aluminium

Golden Blazed Green with Metallic Spark Black

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Wheel travel 
front 117 mm
rear 124 mm
front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake) 23°
Trail 93 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 31° / 31 °
Front: ø43 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs
Rear: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, Öhlins TTX39 rear
shock with piggyback reservoir and remote preload adjuster, compression and rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability
Front: Dual semi-floating ø310 mm Brembo discs
Caliper Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc,
opposed 4-piston
Type Single 250 mm disc
Caliper Opposed, twin-piston
Overall length 2,170 mm
Overall width 770 mm
Overall height 1,170 mm
Wheelbase 1,480 mm
Ground clearance 125 mm
Seat height 800 mm
Curb mass 269 kg Includes full fuel tank
Fuel capacity 22 litres
Maximum power 147 kW {200 PS} / 10,000 rpm
Maximum power with Ram Air 155 kW {211 PS} / 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque 158.0 N·m {16.1 kgf·m} / 7,500 rpm

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Top case with 47 litres of storage space. Will fit most full face helmets (two helmets). Exclusive Kawasaki design. Must be combined with topcase BRACKET and baseplate. Colour matched cover to be ordered separately. (Can not be combined with seatcover) System consists of 3 partnumbers: 1- Topcase bracket 999940750EU 2- Top case 47L including Baseplate 3- Matching cover (Color ...)


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Tank knee pads. Top quality gel-resin self-adhesive tank protector. Semi transparent allowing the original tank colour to show through.


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* M10 BOBBIN for use with motorcycle rear wheel stands (Set of 2) On the ZX1000 the bobbin should be removed after each use. To ensure clearance from muffler.


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Scratch resistant screen designed to reduce wind pressure and to improve aerodynamics.