Posted: 09 Oct 2011 10:00 PM PDT
Hey guys, Jon here again. The 2012 ZZR1400 will be the fastest production bike in world off the line, according to Kawasaki. The official specifications haven't been revealed yet but sources in Japan say power is in excess of 200bhp.
To boost power from the current 187bhp, capacity has been hiked from 1352cc to 1441cc. Kawasaki, in an official statement, said the changes deliver "more torque at all rpm" and "significantly more power in the mid-high rpm range".
It seems no new bike would be complete without traction control and a selection of different power modes, and the new 14R is no exception, gaining both.
The chassis looks identical to the current aluminum monocoque but is claimed to be significantly enhanced. Styling remains similar, probably to avoid turning off the model's loyal following.
However subtle changes to the nose, side panels and seat unit bring it up to date and more in keeping with other bikes in Kawasaki’s range such as the latest ZX-10R.
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