Kawasaki ZX-14 Review from United States of America

2006 Kawasaki ZX-14

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired1700 miles
Most recent distance7400 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Summary:

A nice balanced bike with serious power and brakes

Faults:

Needs more mid range punch.

General Comments:

A nice compromise sports bike for older guys like me.

Good top end power.

Predictable, stable handling.

Brakes require one finger, two at most.

Eats tires.

Needs some more mid range punch.

Has a UJM feel - nothing exceptional but the power and the brakes.

Good looking though.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2008

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review