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Kawasaki releases hp and tq. for ZX14

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/08february06_zx14.htm
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200 hp. I wonder how much of that will get to the rear wheel? Suzuki needs some compettion, thay haven't done anything to the busa for a while.
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200 hp. I wonder how much of that will get to the rear wheel? Suzuki needs some compettion, thay haven't done anything to the busa for a while.
That pic doesn't look too bad either.
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197 ram air ponies

Big sucker, too.
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Kawasaki has released their final (claimed) horsepower and torque specs for their highly anticipated ZX-14 sportbike. Many media outlets had expected Kawasaki to claim 200hp for the ZX-14, but Kawasaki defied expectations - the published specs are 187hp and 113.5lb-ft of torque, with 197hp when the ram-air system is in effect.

So the ZX-14 may not quite reach the magic 200hp mark, but how will it perform? Keep your eye on MD to see our 'First Ride' of the ZX-14 in late March.
I'm guessing that is at the pavement...

What is the stock Busa numbers?




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post #6 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 06:20 PM
 
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That pic is there latest ad for that machine. I saw it in Sport Rider yesterday.
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its gonna give the Busa a run for it, if not just clearly beat it, till suzuki redoes the busa finally.

But its gonna be a good bike... if it just handles as well as a zx12R itll be a good all around bike like the busa...... and DAMN i bet it can do some nice wheelies.
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stock busa is right around 160.............rwhp 197 at whell is a bigf streych im guessing.
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I remember reading a century ago that the manufacturers had a gentlemen's agreement not to make suicide bikes. Bikes that were capable of pushing federal regulations to limit it's speed (power). I think they settled on not exceding over 185 mph stock. This made the earlier busa's faster than the later ones.

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I remember reading a century ago that the manufacturers had a gentlemen's agreement not to make suicide bikes. Bikes that were capable of pushing federal regulations to limit it's speed (power). I think they settled on not exceding over 185 mph stock. This made the earlier busa's faster than the later ones.

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I read/heard that this was disbanded last year or so... now if I could only remember where I read/heard that....
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I'm guessing that is at the pavement...
Most likely at the crank...manafacturers tend to use the highest number available for hp (crank) and the lowest number available for weight (dry).

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I was being optimistic!! Oh well for hopin!!!




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man that's a big bike, and big power!!!
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Yea, i would like to see someone other than kawi dyno it to see if 200hp is for real or if it is just shop talk
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I remember reading a century ago that the manufacturers had a gentlemen's agreement not to make suicide bikes. Bikes that were capable of pushing federal regulations to limit it's speed (power). I think they settled on not exceding over 185 mph stock. This made the earlier busa's faster than the later ones.

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I read/heard that this was disbanded last year or so... now if I could only remember where I read/heard that....
No effin way. Without a congressional hearing? Even after Ol' Man Bush pukes on their prime minister, the Japanese horsepower cosa nostra have forgiven us barbarians and AGREED to unleash the dogs? What happened? Will this mean another escalating horsepower/top speed war?
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Will this mean another escalating horsepower/top speed war?


One can only hope.
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it would be cool to see a 210mph actual speed cokme out of a crate....Id give it a thought as a everyday rider.....
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it would be cool to see a 210mph actual speed cokme out of a crate....Id give it a thought as a everyday rider.....

Hell yea
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