In 2018, Kawasaki launched the Ninja ZX-14R ABS SE, a motorcycle that continued its reign as the King of Ninja's motorcycle series with its powerful 1,441cc engine that delivered massive amounts of power and torque and smooth power delivery.
The bike's engine performance was intended to be experienced in a raw condition, but Kawasaki installed at the rider’s disposal a series of electronic aids for personal preferences and riding conditions.
The Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) system offered three riding modes where mode one and two calculated when traction conditions were about to become unfavorable and acted before any wheel slippage, while mode three featured higher sensitivity and controlled ignition timing, fuel, and air for ultra-smooth operation.
Also, the Power Mode selector allowed the rider to set power characteristics for personal preferences or riding conditions by choosing low power for 70 percent thrust and full power that unleashed the full potential of the massive, powerful engine.
The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS SE model had its heartbeat set by a 1,441cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 200 hp with a peak at 10,500 rpm, 210 hp with the ram air working at full potential, and 154 Nm (114 lb-ft) of torque at 7,500 rpm.
As for braking performance, the bike featured two 310 mm discs with four-piston calipers on the front wheel and a 250 mm disc with a two-piston caliper on the rear wheel.
|engine specs||Type:||Four stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled||Displacement:||1441 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||3.3x2.6 in OR 84 mm||Compression Ratio:||12.3:1||Horsepower:||200/10500 KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||114/7500 lb-ft/RPM OR 155/7500 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||DFI with 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies (4)|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||6-Speed||Clutch:||Wet multi discs||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Chain|
|chassis specs||Frame:||Aluminum monocoque||Front Suspension:||43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 18-way compression and 15-way rebound damping adjustment||Rear Suspension:||Bottom-link Uni-Trak and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height||Front Brake:||Brembo dual floating 310mm discs with dual radial-mounted monobloc 4-piston calipers and ABS||Rear Brake:||Single 250mm petal disc with opposed twin-piston caliper and ABS|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||85.4 in OR 2169 mm||Overall Width:||30.3 in OR 770 mm||Seat Height:||31.5 in OR 800 mm||Weelbase:||58.3 in OR 1481 mm||Ground Clearance:||4.9 in OR 124 mm||Weight:||593 lbs OR 269 kg||Fuel Capacity:||5.8 gallons OR 22.0 L|
|power system specs||Power pack:||-||Nominal Capacity:||-||Maximum Capacity:||-||Charger type:||-||Charging time (normal):||-||Charging time (quick):||-||Range:||-|