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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
Just had my 2013 ZZR on a fuchs dyno.
Akro slips ons and nothing else figures 216 crank,199back wheel.
Getting full system and blanking butterflies should produce considerably more.
Having owned 2 busas (that I loved) I can confirm the new 1400 a massive improvement.
Iv changed shocks and fork internals,corsas for grip and had it on the track,no problems at most it is seriously fast compared to most other bikes andrecommend certainly recommend one if that's your bag.Truely awesome bike.
Posted: 21/10/2013 at 12:52
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