Tom Sykes snapped up a pair of wins at Magny-Cours, setting himself up in good position to capture his first World Superbike Championship at the season finale in Jerez in two weeks. The Kawasaki rider scored his series-leading eight and ninth victories of the season, giving him a commanding 37-point cushion over Eugene Laverty and […]
More Teasers for the 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R
Kawasaki has released another teaser for its upcoming revised ZX-14, now dubbed ZX-14R. In the first video, a couple of numbers are cryptically displayed: 84 x 65mm. This is a thinly veiled reference to its bore and stroke dimensions, indicating the biggest Ninja received a 4mm stroke elongation, which would bump the bike’s displacement from 1352cc to 1441cc. The vid concludes with “10/10/2011,” which is the day Kawasaki will release full details on what will undoubtedly be the most powerful motorcycle Kawasaki has ever built. Crankshaft-rated horsepower will likely be more than 200 ponies.
The other two videos don’t offer much usable information. The second one displays the ZX-14′s traditional Testarossa-like strakes on the side fairings, now updated with a curved pattern, while the video’s thumbnail picture shows a revision of the bike’s nose, still with a large air intake above dual headlights, the latter in a new design that might employ LED rings around the main bulb like BMW’s K1600s.
The third video is similar to the previous teasers, using a fictional helicopter-based traffic reporter flying over a city who gets shocked by a mysterious high-speed streaming light over a main artery that explodes into a brilliant flash when it intersects with the city’s core structures. We hope the new ZX-14R didn’t hit a building…
You can check out the video teasers at http://ninja14r.kawasaki.com/witness/.