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Whoa! Kawasaki ZX-14R goes from 0 to 100 in 2.8 seconds!

Last updated on: July 25, 2014 12:45 IST

Whoa! Kawasaki ZX-14R goes from 0 to 100 in 2.8 seconds!

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Faisal Ali Khan

Here's the world's fastest accelerating bike. Which means, the Kawasaki ZX-14R zooms from 0 to 100 km/hr in lesser time (2.8 seconds) than any other bike!

Kawasaki brings yet another special edition of its flagship bike, the ZX-14R, says Faisal Ali Khan of MotorBeam.com

Since the launch of the Suzuki Hayabusa in 1999, Japanese automakers have been battling it out amongst themselves to keep the title of producing the fastest bike in the world.

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Image: Kawasaki ZX-14R
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With higher speeds getting riskier, an agreement was reached to restrict bikes to 298 km/hr (186 mph). Thus shifted the focus on acceleration rather than top speed.

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Kawasaki made the Ninja ZX-14R which is the world's fastest accelerating motorcycle. It is on sale in India for Rs 19.55 lakh (on-road price in Mumbai).

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To keep things interesting, Kawasaki keeps on launching special editions of this hyper sports bike.

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A few days back, Kawasaki launched the Ninja ZX-14R 30th Anniversary Edition which commemorates 30 years of the Ninja, the first of which was launched in 1984 with the Ninja 900.

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This edition was finished in an exciting red shade which looked uber cool.

Now Kawasaki has launched the ZZR1400 Performance Sport, for sale in Europe but won't make it to India.

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The Ninja ZX-14R is also called ZZR1400 in some markets.

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The Kawasaki ZZR1400 Performance Sport gets a new bubble screen windshield which reduces wind blast at high speeds. 

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The seat gets a new pattern for improved comfort while the instrument cluster gets black rings on the console, instead of silver ones. 

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It gets a dual tone paint job of Blazed Green and Spark Black.

Mechanically the changes are limited to a TX rear suspension sourced from Ohlins and an Akrapovic exhaust for enhanced aural bliss.

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The rest of the ZZR1400 remains the same.

It continues to draw boost from a 1441cc, in-line four powerplant which outputs a maddening 200 PS of peak power and 162.5 Nm of peak torque.

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This bike boasts of some insane numbers, 0-100 km/hr is dealt in just 2.8 seconds while the top speed is almost 300 km/hr (restricted).

If not electronically limited, the Ninja ZX-14R can accelerate past 300 km/hr with ease, touching close to 350 km/hr. Now that's very fast.


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