2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS Guide

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS


2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS:

As the flagship of Kawasaki’s Ninja motorcycle line-up, the Ninja® ZX™-14R ABS utilizes big horsepower in a polished and refined manner for exceptionally smooth power delivery. With additional technologies like ABS brakes and traction control, the Ninja ZX-14R is sure to please a wide range of experienced riders and riding styles.

The Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R will continue to reign as “King” of the Ninja® motorcycles with its powerful 1,441cc DOHC inline-four engine. The most important aspect of a high-performance motorcycle is the ease with which a rider can ride. That is where the Ninja ZX-14R shines. It is equipped with two power levels and a three-mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) system that can easily be turned on or off with switches. The 2019 model is available in a Metallic Spark Black/Pearl Meteor Gray/Emerald Blazed Green color scheme with an MSRP of $14,999 USD.



The Ninja® ZX™-14R motorcycle’s ultra-powerful 1,441cc inline four-cylinder engine puts it at the top of its class. Advanced electronics, an innovative monocoque frame and stunning bodywork makes the Ninja ZX-14R a sensation you have to see–and feel–to believe.


•Incredibly powerful 1,441cc inline 4-cylinder engine

•2 selectable power modes: Full Power (for peak performance)

and Low Power (for milder response)


Fearless innovation starts with an attitude. Advanced electronics systems like Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) and Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) provide unmatched performance.

KTRC with 3 modes for ideal traction

Back-torque limiting slipper clutch reduces rear-wheel hop during downshifts

DFI delivers the perfect fuel mixture for optimal performance





2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features




Prepare to experience performance in a way that only a Kawasaki can deliver. The ZX-14R is the ultimate blend of extreme excitement and everyday versitility. Feel at home traversing the mountain roads, or feel the ultimate rush hurtling down the dragstrip.




2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Brembo Brakes with ABS
• Similar system to that used on the Ninja H2™.
• Radial mounted 4-piston front brake calipers.
• Front brakes feature Brembo M50 cast monoblock calipers with four opposed 30mm pistons that clamp on 310mm Brembo discs for superb braking force. The outer edges of the discs have grooves down the center of the outer edges to help dissipate heat.
• Brembo radial pump master cylinder and reservoir are calibrated for crankshaft to require very little lever movement to achieve strong front brake force.
• Rear brake features caliper with two 32mm pistons that clamps a 250mm disc.
• Stainless steel braided brake lines contribute to direct feel.
• Smoke-colored brake and clutch master cylinder reservoirs, black anodized reservoir brackets and other added accents enhance cockpit appearance.

High-Output Engine
Kawasaki’s powerful engine puts it at the top of its class. With the ultra-smooth power delivery, there’s a sharp acceleration feel in the mid- to high-rpm range. And to help convert the massive power into forward momentum with minimal wheel slip is the latest version of Kawasaki’s traction control system, KTRC.
• Long stroke engine contributes to massive torque at all rpm and substantially more power in the midhigh rpm range with noticeably strong acceleration from 4,000 rpm.
• Cylinder head has milled combustion chambers to boost compression for increased performance.
• Forged pistons match the combustion chamber, are strong and light, and the skirt design helps alleviate stress. Piston cooling jet system  continuously sprays oil to the underside of the pistons for better cooling and increased performance.
• Intake ports are hand polished for better flow and increased performance.
• Large diameter exhaust ports help increase performance.
• Wide bypass holes between the chrome-composite plated cylinders reduce pumping loss which contributes to increased performance.

Advanced Electronic Riding Aids
While the Ninja ZX-14R’s engine performance is intended to be experienced unfiltered, the operator may choose to take advantage of some of the advanced electronic riding aids provided as standard equipment to suit riding conditions or preference.

Kawasaki Traction Control System (KTRC)
• 3-mode system combines the best features of Sport-KTRC from the Ninja ZX-10R and KTRC from the Concours® 14 to help provide maximum
traction with some degree of slippage for track riding and rider assurance by facilitating smooth riding on slippery surfaces.
• Modes 1 and 2 control ignition timing like S-KTRC, which uses complex analysis to calculate when traction conditions are about to become unfavorable and act before wheel slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction. Mode 3 has higher sensitivity and controls ignition timing, fuel and air for ultra-smooth operation.
• The system distinguishes between smooth, power front wheel lifts and sudden lift, allowing smooth lift if acceptable acceleration is maintained.
• A switch on the left handlebar switch housing gives the rider the option to turn the system off.

Power Mode
• Allows riders to set power characteristics to suit riding conditions and style. Riders can choose between full power operation or low power, which is approximately 75 percent of full with a milder throttle response.

Ram Air Induction(KP)
• Central Ram Air duct produces a straighter path to the airbox for maximum intake efficiency.
• This system takes cooler, high-pressure air from in front of the fairing and guides it through the air cleaner and into the engine for maximum power output.

Digital Fuel Injection (KP)
• Throttle body assembly with remote idle speed control (ISC) valve eliminates need to adjust idle and lowers emissions during deceleration, allowing smaller catalyzers to be used in the exhaust that contributes to better performance.
• 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies are fitted with Dual Throttle Valves(KP) that are controlled by the ECU to provide precise response and make DFI performance smoother.
• Fuel injector nozzles disperse the finely-atomized fuel over a wider area to help boost power.
• 32-bit electronic control unit works with dual throttle valve system to further enhance throttle response and control.
• Economical Riding Indicator (ECO)(KP) appears on instrument display to indicate when the operator is riding in a manner that results in better fuel efficiency.

High-Flow Exhaust System
• Exhaust system features large-diameter tapered header pipes, collector and large muffler volume.
• Internal construction of the mufflers is designed for maximum exhaust flow.

6-Speed Transmission
• Heat and surface treatment on all gears for greater durability and wear resistance.
• Final gearing further accentuates the strong acceleration.
• Back-torque limiting (slipper) clutch prevent rear wheel hop and helps protect drivetrain. Monocoque Aluminum Frame(KP)
• The frame is a hollow aluminum box that arches over the engine from the steering head to the swing arm pivot. It is narrow, strong, rigid, and light.
• Engine is rigidly mounted to increase the monocoque’s torsional rigidity. Plus using the engine as a stressed frame member decreases
the frame’s weight by approximately four pounds.
• Engine positioned forward in the frame, wheelbase and front/rear weight balance were carefully designed to achieve both high-speed stability and responsive handling.
• The monocoque section houses the air box and air filter in a space-saving design that actually simplifies air cleaner maintenance. Two screws hold a plate on the left side of the frame that allows air cleaner access.

Inverted 43mm Cartridge Type Front Fork(KP)
• Firm damping rates offer stiff initial action to resist front-end dive when braking.
• Rubber damper helps resist harsh bottoming.
• Stepless damping adjustment allows riders to tune suspension performance.

Bottom-Link Uni-Trak® Rear Suspension(KP)
• Gusseted swingarm for increased rigidity.
• Firm damping rates match front suspension.
• Linkage rates provide linear suspension action.
• The bottom-link design concentrates the weight lower in the chassis for a lower center of gravity, which makes the bike more flickable.

Wind Tunnel-Designed Bodywork
• Imposing front cowl has a aggressive appearance and features the ZX-14R’s unique four-headlight design.
• Standard single seat cover and aggressive tail section.
• Fairing not only has a more dynamic appearance but improves radiator airflow that, combined with a heat guard on the exhaust pipe, helps to significantly reduce heat reaching the rider.

Full Instrumentation
• Instruments enhanced with metal rings around speedometer and tachometer, with “Flying K” logo in center.
• Multi-function button on left handlebar switch housing so that the rider can scroll through the meter functions without removing hand from handlebar.
• Ambient temperature gauge for added convenience.
• Fuel range readout.
• Instrument dials have a dot pattern background for a stylish, high-quality appearance.
• LCD screen can be set with either a black or white background.





2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $14,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $17,999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU

Engine Type 4-Stroke, 4-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4 Valve Cylinder Head

Displacement 1441 cc

Bore & Stroke 84.0 x 65.0 mm

Maximum Torque 120 lb-ft @ 7,500 rpm

Compression Ratio 12.3:1

Fuel Injection DFI® with Mikuni 44mm Throttle Bodies (4)

Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance

Transmission 6-Speed with Positive Neutral Finder

Final Drive X-Ring Chain

Rake/Trail 23°/3.7 in.

Front Wheel Travel 4.6 in.

Rear Wheel Travel 4.9 in.

Front Tire Size 120/70-17

Rear Tire Size 190/50-17

Wheelbase 58.3 in.

Front Suspension 43mm Inverted Cartridge Fork with Adjustable

Preload, 15-Way Rebound and 18-Way Compression Damping Adjustment

Rear Suspension Uni-Trak® with Adjustable Preload, Stepless

Rebound and Compression Damping, Adjustment

Front Brake Type Brembo Dual Floating 310mm Discs with M50 monobock calipers

(JHF, Special Edition); Dual Floating 310mm Petal Discs with 4-Piston Calipers

Rear Brake Type Single 250mm Disc

Fuel Tank Capacity 5.8 gal.

Seat Height 31.5 in.

Curb Weight= 591 lbs.

Warranty 12 months

Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

(Specifications subject to change without notice.)

= Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

(KP) = See Kaw-Pedia section for more details.* = Changes from previous model year.





2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details


Type4-stroke, In-Line Four
Bore and stroke84.0 x 65.0 mm
Compression ratio12.3:1
Valve systemDOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel systemDFI with 44 mm Mikuni Throttle Bodies (4)
LubricationForced lubrication (wet sump with cooler)


Front: typeDual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs
Front: calipersDual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad
Rear: typeSingle 250 mm petal disc
Rear: calipersOpposed, twin-piston


Overall length2,170 mm (85.4 in.)
Overall width770 mm (30.3 in.)
Overall height1,170 mm (46.1 in.)
Wheelbase1,480 mm (58.3 in.)
Ground clearance125 mm (4.9 in.)
Seat height800 mm (31.5 in.)
Curb mass**265 kg (584.2 lbs.)
Fuel capacity22 litres (4.8 gal.)


Transmission6-speed, return, positive neutral finder
Final driveSealed chain
Primary reduction ratio1.556 (84/54)
Gear ratio: 1st2.611(47/18)
Gear ratio: 2nd1.947 (37/19)
Gear ratio: 3rd1.545 (34/22)
Gear ratio: 4th1.333 (32/24)
Gear ratio: 5th1.154 (30/26)
Gear ratio: 6th1.036 (29/28)
Final reduction ratio2.471 (42/17)
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual


TypeMonocoque, aluminium
Wheel travel: front117 mm (4.6 in.)
Tire: front120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Wheel travel: rear124 mm (4.9 in.)
Tire: rear190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake)23º
Trail93 mm (3.7 in.)
Steering angle (left/right)31º / 31º


Suspension, front43 mm inverted cartridge fork. with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments
Suspension, rearBottom-Link Uni-Trak and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments


Warranty12 months warranty


* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as “Your price” may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

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.




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