Discreetly, Kawasaki Corp offered a sportier version to its monstrous ZZR 1400. Craft, carved in a wind tunnel to slice through the air as soon as possible under the pressure of its 200 horses in free version, earns some elements to improve its effectiveness, including a splendid Ohlins TTX39 shock.
What bounce for Kawasaki ZZR1400 career?
THE Kawasaki ZZR 1400 is clearly not the machine the most prominent the Kawasaki range. This machine touring to the sporting character has been mainly developed to shoot down kilometer high-speed large V, from the top of its aerodynamics of aircraft of hunting and its power allowing him to share the top of the basket of the brand alongside a certain ZX – 10R. Secure with its 200 horses in static forced air Ram Air system it would 10 HP more at high speed this bike is aimed not at first come, especially as she is not especially lightweight 265.8 kg measured with the full for our testing machine, nor particularly compact.
It thus caters to connoisseurs, those who want to have ‘fat’ to lovers of sport tourism, passing by geeks gear focusing all attention. Because the Kawasaki ZZR is not discrete genre, and even less so in this Performance Sport livery. This appellation, leaving augur a chromo typically Hunt, behind a development expected by many owners in this jewel of the speed: improving its behavior, including its depreciation through an element rear more adapted to the possibilities of the beast.
In this case, the Sport Performance barrier signed buffer of the Swedish master Öhlins, in the presence of a TTX39 specifically developed for it. The key, in addition to the presence of an external dial to play quickly on the spring preload (located on the right side of the machine, above the passenger footrest), as well as of a pair of decals Ohlins, a significant improvement of the comfort/handling compromise. Of course, the original item is located him also provided three settings in vogue on a sports car worthy of the name (however road it), i.e. pre-load, relaxation and hydraulic compression.
But its reactivity to the settings, just like progressiveness when strong constraints are net withdrawal against the TTX. The Kawasaki ZZR WINS in overall stability, especially large curve fast or in Duet, but also in motor skills. Rather generous torque of 1 441 CC 4-cylinder found here an ally of choice in the idea of turning his bouncy curves way ground-to-ground missile leaving, seeking as much less electronics, Kawasaki ZZR 1400 is equipped with origin of the KTRC traction control, adjustable. Downside, this insurance found at the back has highlighted the work of the fork, also fully adjustable, but the good compromise is just as tricky to find.
Kawasaki ZZR 1400 Sport Performance Price
Suddenly, if the shock works seamlessly, once it has found the right settings, the front always seeks to guide all with the franchise that you are entitled to ask him. As this Sport Performance is pay the highest price in its evolution: count US$ 3814 more than the version already charged US$ 21519! Certainly, the financial surplus is not only due to the Öhlins shock absorber: there are also a pair of mufflers Akrapovic, made of titanium and carbon, carefully replacing the naughty blunderbuss of origin, as well as a bubble smoke double curvature, a coating of saddle specific c and the contours of black counters.
But still: at this price and to justify its name, a reworked fork springs and hydraulic Öhlins for example would not have been the luxury. However, this Kawasaki ZZR ‘+’ is of even better than its standard Benard, accepting more readily control muscular without however claiming the perfect balance. It will enjoy it to its full extent in wide and fast numbers, where its stability and its sporty comfort the new bubble offers an additional non-negligible protection will make it a must in this regard.
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If the addition seems still well-cured, force is to recognize this Performance Sport a significant improvement in its dynamic performance with the addition of the Öhlins TTX39. Better damped, still also well-equipped and beautifully finished, this rocket for Highway, capable of tutoyer 300 km/h in free version, hopes to restore momentum to a discrete career, admittedly widely abused by the repression.
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