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Question Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

Anyone know anything more about this bike than what little info is on their website? I'm trying to find out the weight.

I know it's going to be a pig, but how much of a pig is the question. It would be a fun project to shed 50 or so punds from it to see how she would be with some choice aftermarket parts.

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Re: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

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Anyone know anything more about this bike than what little info is on their website? I'm trying to find out the weight.
Have you seen this ?

Or this ?

Or this ?

I found a comment on another forum that says it's the same weight as the current 12R, but that's just hearsay.




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Thanks much for those links. I had not seen those.

What does everyone think about this bike?

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I don't like it. It looks like it's been rolled. Too flat up top for the amount of bulk down low.




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Yeah, I kind of feel the same way. It's a great concept, but so is the concept of making pigs fly. The ZX-14 sounds great, but it's just a ZX-12 on roids. Roids usually don't make you smaller, so this bike has got to be a porker. I really don't like the fins/slits on the side of the bike, which look to be the frame. That really makes it look shitty, IMO.

Dammit. I really don't want to have to get a liter bike. Wish I could find something that could pull track days as well as long trips.

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...Wish I could find something that could pull track days as well as long trips.
Maybe you should get a 600 and a sport-tourer? 600's seem to be the track bike of choice these days.




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Maybe you should get a 600 and a sport-tourer? 600's seem to be the track bike of choice these days.
Funny you mention that. That's what I've been thinking of getting, save the fact that they have no balls on straights or highway use. Yes, they're fast, but not liter bike fast. On my 9, I flat dusted an R6, and I don't want to be the R6 rider on the track getting fly-bys.

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Okay, so turn your bike into a track bike, then buy a sport-tourer.




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I would except it's time for a new bike. I've got the itch. You know the feeling.

My bike has 14K miles on it, and she's pretty old. In bike years, 2001 is old. Hell, at this rate, 2003 is old with the onset of new models/major revsions almost yearly.

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...I've got the itch. You know the feeling.

My bike has 14K miles on it, and she's pretty old. In bike years, 2001 is old....
Yeah, but I got some cream for it and it went away.

Mine's a '99 with 20k miles on it.




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