In case you didn’t know, this is the 30th anniversary of the Ninja motorcycle line from Kawasaki. To commemorate the occasion, Big Green has already debuted the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 30th Anniversary Edition and 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 30th Anniversary Edition motorcycles, and today the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS 30th Anniversary Edition joins them.
Like its sport bike brethren, this special ZX-14R comes with a special livery, which will be available to only 300 lucky owners (each unit is specially numbered). Finished in a “Firecracker Red” with “Metallic Graystone” paint, along with gold pinstriping and gold brake calipers, you can be certain that the changes are purely skin deep for this special model.
Commanding only a $300 premium over the regular ABS model though, we think Kawasaki has a made an attractive limited edition model for Ninja ZX-14R fans, and we would expect only a market of about 300 enthusiasts to be interested in this machine, so no surprises there.
Available on a first-come, first-served basis, interested buyers can leave a $1,000 deposit at their Kawasaki dealer starting July 15th, at 9am PDT. If you’re at the World Superbike round at Laguna Seca, you can see the 30th Anniversary Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS in the flesh.
2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS 30th Anniversary Edition Technical Specifications
|Engine:||Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve per cylinder, inline-four|
|Bore x stroke:||84 x 65mm|
|Fuel injection:||DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies|
|Ignition:||TCBI with Digital Advance|
|Final drive:||Sealed chain|
|Rake / trail:||23-deg / 3.7”|
|Front tire:||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear tire:||190/50 ZR17|
|Front suspension / wheel travel:||43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload,|
18-way compression and 15-way rebound damping adjustment / 4.6”
|Rear suspension / wheel travel:||Bottom-link Uni-Trak® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.9”|
|Front brakes:||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers in gold, ABS|
|Rear brakes:||Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper in gold, ABS|
|Curb weight:||590.9 lb|
|Fuel capacity:||5.8 gallons|
|Color:||Firecracker Red / Metallic Graystone / Gold pinstriping|
|Good Times™ Protection Plan (Optional):||12, 24, 36 and 48 months|