Kawasaki ZZR1400

Kawasaki ZZR1400 Review


Power, brakes, comfort, range, touring potential
× On the heavy side

Kawasaki ZZR1400 For Sale

What Is It?

The 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400 is an iconic sports tourer which was originally launched in 2006.

Engine: 1,441 cc Inline Four, 197 bhp

Economy: 35 mpg, 170 miles

Seat Height: 800 mm

Wet Weight: 268 kg

Top Speed: 186 mph

RRP: £11,500

What Is It Like?

Kawasaki ZZR1400

This is the second Gen 2 1400 I have owned. I bought the first standard model in 2012 and was that impressed I bought my current 2015 performance sport as soon as it came out. Currently has 35,000 miles on it from new.

Kawasaki ZZR1400

Needless to say I absolutely love it, usually manage a couple of European trips on it every year and last year we spent two glorious weeks away including motogp at Mugello in Italy.

Kawasaki ZZR1400

It's great for two up touring with good luggage capacity, tank range and comfort. It's also a lot more agile than its wheelbase suggests, meaning it's great for hooning around solo too. Can't speak highly enough about how incredible these bikes are and what they can offer although the 264kg weight disappears once you set off, the handling and brakes are sublime and the power will never disappoint.

Kawasaki ZZR1400

I'm averaging 5,000-6,000 miles per rear tyre about 7,500 for front pads and just replaced the front discs at 35,000. Fuel averages between 35-45 mpg depending how you use it. Best Mod you can buy is without doubt a centre stand and no they don't touch down in the corners.

Kawasaki ZZR1400

Now we come to the not so good and to be honest I'm nitpicking. The finish on the brake line banjos and ABS rings is rubbish, I have also had seal failures on the clutch slave cylinder on both 14's. The first one I replaced the seal (think it was about £6) but on my current one I replaced the slave cylinder with an aftermarket one as I prefer the looks. Would advise anyone buying one of these bikes to join zx14r.co.uk as the information and wealth of knowledge available on there is second to none.

- Dean P, 2019

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2012 £6,350 £5,050 £4,450 10,000
2013 £7,000 £5,600 £4,900 8,500
2014 £7,750 £6,200 £5,450 7,000
2015 £8,600 £6,900 £6,050 5,400
2016 £9,550 £7,650 £6,700 4,000
2017 £10,600 £8,500 £7,450 2,900
2018 £11,750 £9,400 £8,250 1,600
2019 £12,400 £9,950 £8,700 1,100

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