Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS 2014

Kawasaki was the first of the Japanese Big Four to embrace the electronic revolution. Taming the powerful inline-4 is a traction-control system that offers three levels of intervention, and the rider also can select from three power-output modes to suit the riding conditions. A slipper clutch keeps the rear wheel from hopping during downshifts at corner entry. The chassis uses a 43mm Showa Big Piston fork and a lay-down shock, while an Ohlins electronic steering damper communicates with a dedicated ECU for optimal damping. Also available: The ZX-10R ABS is the same machine but with antilock braking.

Price: $14,299/$15,299
Engine type: dohc inline-4
Displacement: 998cc
Induction: EFI
Transmission speeds: 6
Final drive: chain
Front brake: dual disc
ReaŠ³ brake: disc
Wheelbase: 56.1 in.
Seat height: 32.0 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Claimed curb weight: 437/443 lb.

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