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2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Monster Energy Edition

In the ever changing world of global superbike supremacy, the mantra “evolve or get left behind” still holds true. The 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 has not rested on its laurels. The massive torque, effortless power, agile handling and comfortable ergonomics of the 1352cc Ninja king have landed it a sizeable collection of open class sportbike victories and fans.

Dressed in all black, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Monster Energy promises a cranked-up heart rate for anyone with a pulse, thanks to the black bodywork, frame and pinstriped wheels, highlighted by an aggressive Monster Energy graphics package. Quadruple projector beam headlights adorn the ZX-14’s front. The turn signals are cleanly integrated into the fairing and rear cowl with a unique “V” design LED tail lamp capping off the sleek aerodynamics that reinforces Kawasaki’s aircraft heritage.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Monster Energy Edition Features:

  • Special Monster Energy graphics
  • Special black wheels with green pinstripes
  • All-new special black plastic bodywork compliments the Monster Energy graphics

1,352cc Four-Cylinder, DOHC Engine

  • Tuned to provide smooth power across a very wide rev range, while producing impressive horsepower numbers
  • Chrome composite plated aluminum cylinder bores are lightweight, durable, and quickly carry heat away from the combustion chamber and piston for supreme durability at high power outputs
  • Carefully planned engine design is compact and narrow
  • Low mechanical noise via special piston profile and urethane insulation sheet on the inside of the magnesium chain cover-

Exhaust

  • Airflow into the exhaust from the large secondary air ports in the cylinder head and head cover, plus a third honeycomb catalyzer in the collector help meet strict Euro III emissions standards
  • Internal silencer construction minimizes impact of emissions regulations while maintaining impressive top-end power
  • Exhaust connecting tube entrances are designed to enhance low rpm torque characteristics

Gear-Driven Dual Engine Balancers

  • Already in perfect primary balance, dual secondary balancers virtually eliminate unwanted vibrations for extremely smooth engine operation and reduced rider fatigue

Ram Air Induction

  • Central ram air duct draws the cooler, higher-pressure air from the face of the fairing and efficiently guides it through the air cleaner and into the engine for maximum power output

Digital Fuel Injection

  • 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies are fitted with sub-throttle valves, controlled by the ECU to provide precise response, make DFI® performance smoother, and help meet Euro III emission requirements
  • Intake porting optimizes flow characteristics
  • Injectors deliver lateral spray at a 20 degree angle to disperse the finely-atomized fuel over a wider area
  • Fine-atomizing injectors produce 75µ droplet size
  • 32-bit ECU works with dual throttle valve system to further enhance throttle response and control

Digital Ignition

  • Digital Timing Advance enhances low-and mid-range power
  • Individual spark plug-mounted ignition coils fire each of the four sparkplugs independently to achieve the optimum timing for that cylinder at that instant
  • ECU includes an idle speed control system for easier starting and warm-up

Radial Pump Clutch Master Cylinder

  • Hydraulic clutch features a radial-pump clutch master cylinder for smooth and precise clutch engagement and feel

Next-Generation Monocoque Aluminum Frame

  • Lightweight, monocoque frame is a hollow aluminum box that arches over the engine from the steering head to the swing arm pivot. It is narrow, strong, rigid and very light
  • Frame’s cast aluminum sections – steering head and swing arm pivot areas – are produced with a die casting process for further weight savings
  • Rigidly mounted engine is a stressed frame member, which increases the frame’s torsional rigidity and saves approximately four pounds
  • Engine positioned forward in the frame, with the wheelbase and front/rear weight balance carefully designed to achieve high-speed stability and responsive handling
  • Massive head pipe casting contributes to frame rigidity
  • Frame houses the air box and air filter in a space-saving design that simplifies air cleaner maintenance
  • Battery is also housed within the frame and has simple access through the back side of the frame

Suspension

  • Inverted 43mm cartridge type front fork utilizes damping rates that offer stiff initial action to resist front-end dive when braking
  • Stepless damping adjustment improves suspension performance
  • Excellent control and feedback from fully adjustable bottom-link Uni-Trak® rear suspension
  • Linkage rates provide linear suspension action
  • Bottom-link design concentrates helps create a lower center of gravity, which makes the motorcycle more nimble
  • Wheel rim center ribs are slightly offset so tire balance weights can be located precisely along the wheel’s centerline

Radial Mounted Petal Front Disc Brakes

  • Radial mounted four-piston front brake calipers offer greater rigidity than traditional caliper mounting, to improve brake feel
  • A separate brake pad is used for each piston. Individual pads provide increased cooling efficiency and can absorb more heat without deforming, so they maintain a consistent brake feel longer
  • Petal design brake discs provide better cooling and warp resistance
  • Radial-pump front brake master cylinder improves brake performance and lever feel

Bodywork

  • Monocoque frame goes over the engine so the sleek fairing is uninterrupted by protruding frame spars, adding to the extremely long and low styling
  • Both the front and rear turn signals are integrated into the bodywork and have clear lenses to enhance the appearance
  • Quadruple projector beam headlights give the ZX-14 a distinctive front fairing. The outer lights contain position lamps and the high beams, while the low beams are in the center lamps
  • Lightweight Denso radiator with high-density cores provides maximum cooling efficiency

Instrumentation

  • White faced dual analog speedometer and tachometer are easy to read
  • Multi-function LCD digital display includes an odometer, two trip meters, fuel gauge, gear position indicator and a clock
  • Programmable shift indicator lamp illuminates at pre-set rpm to signal rider upshift
  • Programmable clutch engagement lamp illuminates at pre-set rpm to signal the rider to engage the clutch
  • Controller Area Network (CAN) interface between the gauges uses fewer wires yet allows a greater volume of information, such as estimated fuel mileage, to be exchanged.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Monster Energy Edition Specificatons:

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement: 1,352cc
Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 61.0mm
Maximum torque: 154 N/m {15.7 kgf/m} 113.6 lb-ft @ 7,500 rpm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Fuel system: DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: Six speed
Final drive: X-Ring chain
Rake / trail: 23 degrees / 94 mm
Front Tire: 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire: 190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase: 57.5 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 13-way compression and 11-way rebound damping adjustment / 4.6 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.8 in.
Front Brakes: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper
Overall length: 85.4 in.
Overall width: 29.9 in.
Overall height: 46.1 in.
Ground clearance: 4.9 in.
Seat height: 31.5 in.
Curb weight: 566.7 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.8 gal.
Color: Metallic Diablo Black with Monster Energy® graphics

9 Comments

  1. hey…… gr8 bike bt wats the cost ????????

  2. $12,399

  3. this is a sweet ride i would love to have!!!

  4. Great bike to ride!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trust me.

  5. wow! the kawasaki ninja zx-14 monster edition…all black paint-job and all…cool!! i had the pleasure of once riding the ninja zx-14 and the hayabusa for a comparison test in dubai, with my bro, having a 2009 hayabusa and his frnd having a 2008 ninja zx-14…the power delivery on da bike is linear and scary…linear in terms of refinement, coz it builds gradually…scarry bcoz i did 0-100 in 3.89 sec, did manage a top whack of 289kph….AWESOME!! an experience to cherish all life long…now the busa is officially on sale in india…waiting for the big ninja to arrive..once done…will get back to u with either of the two in my parking lot!! 🙂

  6. Great, but they forgot to include a Monster Energy Can Holder. 😉

  7. hi ma self anr n i wan 2 buy diz bike in INDIA, so tel me how can i…datz bcz in INDIA kawasaki is not able 2 provide this bike…help me out guyz…pls…

  8. But, will the front end raise up unwantingly? All that power, does it have a light front end?

  9. I have a 2009 monster edition and the bike is over 5 feet long, it will only lift in the front if you launch at 6000rpm then it will do a low 10 in th quarter mile. But just cruising it and taking it easy i have never had it lift on me. the power band is so smooth though its unreal. Once it hits 4k the power starts pouring out of this thing, its almost compairative to my eclipse turbo. MY friend has an rc51 honda all tricked out with exhaust power comander and gears, he down shifts to third to pass cars i jsut stay in 5th and can do it fluidly. I love this bike and all the others that know of how awesome they are!

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