What The Press Say: Kawasaki ZZR1400 reviews

All the reviews of the 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400 in one place

Here's what the British motorcycling press said in their 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400 reviews:

“There’s a new king to the hypersports class. It’s always been close between the ‘Busa and ZZR, but the new Kawasaki has taken a noticeable step forward…What really makes the difference is the ZZR is now more accessible, a bike anyone can ride and ride damn fast.” Adam Child, Motorcycle News – January 2012

“The ZZR1400 fuses Kawasaki’s traditional values of power and speed with modern technology; a 21st-century interpretation of 20th-century ideas. It’s not really about what it is, but what it represents: progress...The fact that it’s also an obedient, well-mannered road bike and, with the accessory centrestand and topbox, a proper long-range two-up tourer makes it even more impressive.” Martin Fitz-Gibbons, Bike – April 2012

“Better than its outright performance, as outrageous as it is, the stand-out achievement of the redesign is that the combination of electronics and chassis development has turned a once lardy also ran into the most athletic of competitors.” Steve Roots, Fast Bike – March 2012

"It's fair to say that this bike's appeal has broadened massively, especially considering the developments which have been made in the handling department. Combine that with the added comfort that's been found by the bike's new seat unit and you'll understand why this bike could be deemed a competent tool for touring." Bruce Wilson, Motorcycle Sport and Leisure - April 2012

“Sure, it's got the horsepower but all of that hype detracts from the fact the ZZR is a seriously capable bike with a hefty bottom end, sharper handling and performance that's been made much, much more accessible.” Ben Cope, Visordown – January 2012 Read the full review