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
Displacement: 1,441cc
Bore x stroke: 84 x 65mm
Compression ratio: 12.3:1
Fuel injection: DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: Six-speed
Final drive: Sealed chain
Rake / trail: 23-deg / 3.7”
Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
Rear tire: 190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase: 58.3”
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
Overall length: 85.4”
Overall width: 30.3”
Overall height: 46.1”
Ground clearance: 4.9”
Seat height: 31.5”
Curb weight: 590.9 lb
Fuel capacity: 5.8 gallons
Color: Firecracker Red / Metallic Graystone / Gold pinstriping
MSRP: $15,899
Warranty: 12 months
Good Times™ Protection Plan (Optional): 12, 24, 36 and 48 months







Source: Kawasaki

  • K1200rider

    Still hoping for a better looking zx14… It’s got a face that only it’s mother can love…

  • C. Davis

    For some reason, it looks alot better parked next to that ’84 Ninja than pictured alone

  • BurnCycle

    Looks like Kawasaki found Honda’s ugly stick and are going to town with it.

  • Negramos

    I don’t know why it doesn’t already come with an aftermarket pipe, fender eliminator, longer swingarm, and tinted windscreen, because I’m 100% sure that 99% of all buyers will make these modifications.

  • Richard Gozinya

    Modern exhausts are going to drive everybody to electrics. Man that stuff is ugly.

  • MikeD


    LMAO, I feel you. But I rather have this current “face” than any of the other’s plasted on it (ZX-6r, ZX-10r, C-14, Ninja 1000, etc).

    Think of it as a “form follows function” execution. Think Concorde & SR-71.
    They had to look that way to perform properly, that many plane lovers think they look friggin cool if not downright futuristic and ahead of their time was just a side effect.

    I wouldn’t kick her out my bed, the paint job does looks great on her.
    IMHO I think it looks 10 times better than it’s Suzuki counterpart.
    Although I would change that silly analog speedo for a BIG EASY TO READ Digital one like the one on my Ancient SV1000N.

    Big girls need love too ! LOL.


    I can live with it if it means I still get to ride an ICE powered motorcycle.


    I wish Honduh would AT LEAST find the ” We still GOT BALLS ” stick and get the daylights beaten out of them and come up with something to counter the Zed-14 and the Busa.

    Or at least a replacement for those “Very good motorcycles but STILL 2 wheeled Dinosaurs ” CBR1000RR & 600RR.

    And just to be clear, im clearly a Honduh Hater . . . lol.

  • proudAmerican

    How much would Kawasaki charge me for the Ninja 900 they posed with it?

    Now, *that’s* my dream bike!

  • paulus

    Strange. Kawasaki has a very nice Ohlins limited edition version… would have made sense to use that as the platform for this one, rather than standard+paint alone.

  • zac

    Kudos for resisting all the Danger Zone/Top Gun comments … I couldn’t.

  • Blackhawk

    I wish they used the same colors on the 6R and 10R anniversary bikes.