The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 (ZZR1400 in Europe and Japan) is a hyper sport motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and is currently their most powerful sport bike. It was introduced at the Tokyo 2005 show and released for the 2006 model year as a replacement for the ZX-12R. Its direct competitor in the hyper sport segment is the Suzuki Hayabusa.
The Ninja ZX-14 is capable of accelerating from 0–60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to . This limit has been in effect on both Kawasaki and Suzuki sport motorcycles since 2001 when both companies realized that the speed war between them would only serve to bring about government regulation.
The motorcycle was featured in season 10 of Fifth Gear on October 30, 2006.
Motorcycle USA road tested the bike in its October 10, 2006, issue and posted the following stock results:
The manufacturer’s MSRP for the 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 in the U. S. market is $11,699–11,999.