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Factory Turbo ZZR1400 on the way?

Just what you need on a 180bhp - 180mph motorcycle

RUMOURS FROM Japan right now are that the next generation of Kawasaki big bikes are coming straight from the factory with a turbocharger fitted as standard.

Apparently, an industry newspaper in Japan has carried reports of the ZZR1400 with the power-boosting addition being added to the range for next year.

Much as we'd like to see a turbocharged ZZR ripping up British roads, we can't help thinking it could just be a little too OTT, especially considering the recent jail sentences handed out to speeding bikers. After all, isn't the ZZR fast enough already? But a small capacity turbocharged naked - like the ER-6n - now that would be something worth seeing.