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3 user reviews of Kawasaki ZZR1400 (2012 - present) See all
Received my new 2012 ZZR1400 a couple of weeks ago. I owned two ZZR100's and a 2006 ZZR1400 which I rode for four years.
I'm a member of the 200MPH Club and my very lightly modified 2006 ZZR (just a pipe, a Power Commander and a Speedo Healer to give 190BHP) was trapped at 205mph on the Woodbridge runway and went into the nines through a standing quarter.
The 2012 bike produces the same power in standard trim as my 2006 bike did when modified. Brock Davidson in America already has a bike approaching 230BHP with a stock engine, using one of his exhausts and a Power Commander. The only complication for us LSR riders is that the 2012 model needs an ECU reflash to defeat the speed-limiter. Even so Kawasaki have produced a great bike once more.
Ok Mr Suzuki, what have you got up your sleeve then?
Posted: 19/04/2012 at 13:49
Well it's official, the Kawasaki ZZR1400 is now the world's fastest production motorcycle.
At the National Records Meeting, Elvington on 14th May a Kawasaki employee took one of these bikes down the runway: at the 1 mile marker he was trapped at 197.6 mph and by the 1.4 mile marker he was trapped at 203.72 mph.
This was a showroom stock bike from the Kawasaki demo fleet and the only change was a small modification to defeat the speed-limiter.
With the mirrors off and a rear sprocket change the bike hit 207 mph. The Hayabusa has lost it's crown - no argument.
Posted: 21/05/2012 at 08:59
I heard a while ago that the 1400 had engine problems, is that correct & if so have they sorted the problem. I used to have an 1100 & was very happy with it, now I'm thinking of getting a 1400, is the 2009 model good or is there any reason to get a different one. hope someone can help, thanks
Posted: 16/11/2012 at 16:59
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