It’s been 30 years since Kawasaki introduced the highly successful Ninja series and to celebrate, the green machine is producing a limited edition ZX-14R model.
Kawasaki will make only 300 of the ZX-14R Limited Edition 30th anniversary models. All bikes will be individually numbered on the fuel tank and will be available only in Firecracker Red and Metallic Graystone, gold pin striping and gold callipers as a tribute to the original 1984 Ninja 900 which was the first fully faired superbike.
Like the standard bike, it will be powered by the 1441cc inline four-cylinder engine with selectable modes and feature, ABS, traction control and adjustable suspension.
It is available only on order through Kawasaki dealers and customers have to pay a $1000 non-refundable deposit.
Kawasaki Ausyralia spokesman Rudi baker says we won’t be getting any ZX-14R 30th Anniversary units. “We will, however, be getting a special edition ZX-14R (details to come soon) but it’s not the 30th anniversary though.
Suzuki is also releasing a special edition heritage colour scheme for the 2014 GSX-R750 to celebrate its track debut in 1985 when it won the Le Mans 24-hour World Endurance Championships. It will be available in Candy Daring Red / Glass Sparkle Black colour scheme with special graphics silver front brake callipers with red “Brembo” lettering, red pin-striping on the wheels, red seat, red anodized front fork adjkuster and fork cap, and gold-anodized chain adjuster, front fork outer tube and steering stem nut.
Meanwhile, Kawasaki’s new Z1000 has added to its trophy cabinet. It recently won the Plus X Award for innovation, high quality and design and has now won the special award of “Best Product of the Year 2014” in the category “Best Naked Bike of the Year”. This special prize is only awarded to products that received the most seals of approval in their product category.