Written on: 09/01/2013 by david satchell (4 reviews written)
Swapped my beloved 2009 Mt01 1700cc sports tourer for a new zzr1400 sports tourer thinking excelleration,cornering, mpg, weight, build quality etc would be very similar, the attraction to the zzr was the yamy runs out of steam too soon but still very quick sounds fantastic with akrovolic exhausts, really can,t believe anything could be better or look better than my yamy. So after a most horrible experience with Yamaha uk and local dealer, reluctantly bit the bullet and got rid of yamy. The... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2012
The ZZR emblem has symbolised to motorcyclists for twenty odd year’s one thing; pace. At its introduction, the bike boasted the title as the world’s fastest production motorcycle. The latest incarnation is a bid to capture the hyperbike performance crown having the Suzuki Hayabusa firmly in its sights. The ZZR and Hayabusa have for many years fought for this title with the Suzuki having legendary status amongst bikers through cult like following of the ‘Ghost Rider’. The tables have... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2012 by danrjay (1 review written)
I bought my ZZR1400 in July 2010, trading in my Blackbird. Instantly I felt the huge leap forward in technology. I was a little worried that it might be too fast and aggressive but it felt smooth and manageable right away and the ABS brakes are incredible. I commute 60 miles per day into London mostly motorways but also through dense traffic and the bike handles everything gracefully. The bits that make the ZZR1400 the greatest bike on the planet in my opinion are as follows: Mirrors -... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2012
Smooth, fast, controllable power, and lots of it, I got mine new in September this year and I just love it. I never owned a bike like it. It handles like a much smaller bike, it really does. Everything about it is absolutely top notch. Riding position is good I'm six footish and could ride it all day. Going to do a long trip this summer and really looking forward to it. Spain,Italy, back via france . Brakes are top class it's got ABS and I find that a real plus! If your thinking about... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2011 by jeffholmes
Wow, after swapping my FZ1Fazer,a bike that i loved for my ZZR1400 it took a little time to get used to the lower bars at low speed around town. I bought bar risers that lifted the riding position about 25mm higher and it made a big differance. Would recommend the raisers for anyone who is suffering wrist ache. The performance is fantastic and i will never be able to use the full power of the engine on the road. I often do a 300 mile round trip to see my dad,using the motorway to get there... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2009 by score (2 reviews written)
my last two bikes were zx12r's covered 24000 miles made a move two the Kawasaki ZZR 1400 never looked back chalk and cheese handing - power - two up 145mpr in 4th what more do you want the big downside no where to put anything they need to alter a panel to give just a small amount of storage even the 12 had that! the look of the seat cowel could be improved ive shortened the front mudguard to get rid of that beaky look which realy does improve the front end back tyres last 1700 miles full... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2011 by pontypaul (2 reviews written)
Hey all, bought a 2010 zzr 1400 last year, moved up from a 2007 fz1 fazer, love the bike but 1 thing that I find irrates me is that the gear box is clunky, been in for first service 600, second at 4000 but still clunky, they say all ok, chain is oiled but still up and down the box is bang bang, surely this is not right, help, Paul, 07970934843 (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2011
bought one in 2008 mid saf blue loved it just bought green 2011 even better than first one cannot be beaten love it (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2010
Mine is a 2008 with SW quick detach pannier racks, double bubble, Venom GP silencers in Midnight Blue which is virtually black until you see it in strong sunlight. I have had many machines over the last 33 yrs of riding and this one is right up there. Comfortable, uber fast, high 40s MPG and great engine management. It's so easy to ride. Yes, I'm impressed. First Kwacker I've owned so can't compare with previous generations of ZXs or ZZRs but I defy any motorcyclist not to enjoy the sheer... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2010 by bullet1963 (1 review written)
ive got 2007 bike in ocean blue, once the flies were out (WOW)What a different bike, fitted some yoshi trc's, dna filter, flies out and a custom map done ,Warp speed mr zulu.
What a tremendous bike , smooth riding 2 up and looks the dogs, well its time for a change i've test rode all the big bikes and nothing compares to the zzr 1400 so i'm picking my new one up next week in silver and black, i can't wait (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2010 by Dr Kwakker (2 reviews written)
Dr Kwakker here - I did an earlier review in 2008. I've now had the ZZR 1400 for over 10,000 totally trouble free miles. It commutes daily and has now done 2 fantastic trips through the Alps, Germany, Italy and all points inbetween. Still a blast when used 'with intent' and the handling, now I'm really accustomed to it, is absolutely astonishing for a bike of this size and length. All day comfort guaranteed one or two up
I've invested in Yoshimura carbon exhausts - they look excellent (the... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2010
Very nice bike!!
You can almost do everything!!!
City, highways, trackdays.
Very nice build quality, very good painting.
Top reliability & not too expensive during services.
Thirsty for petrol and brake pads.
Very thirsty for tires, especially the rear one. You 'll need one rear tire every 5000km and both rear & front every 10000km!!
Very comfortable driving position and the same for the 2nd....
Very good brakes and suspensions
Very fast but as easy to drive as a... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2010
I bought a 2007 Model early in 2008, this was one of the models severly restricted ooooooon low down power and performs more like a 600 below 6,000 rpm. This is easily fixed by removing the restrictive seconday butterflies and fitting a power commander, later models 2008 on don't have this problem.
Obviously top end power is phenomenal and handling is fair, forks are mega soft but feel harsh as they sit down low and crash over bumps and the shock is unable to support two people very well,... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2010
Picked the 2010 zzr1400 in black and gold (JPS) Had to ride the bike till my fingers could not take the cold any more. Loads of power under 5000 rpm no flat spots just go go. Only done 300 mile in the first two days, the fuel seems to be returning 40+ happy with that. Screen seems to be a little on the low side. other than that the best 9k i have spent in a while. (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2009
I bought my atomic silver ZZR 1400 brand new after trading in the ZX9 in May 09. I've only covered 2000 miles on it so far but this is machine that ticks all the boxes for me. The below 5000 revs issue has gone, it is responsive and feels lighter to ride than my old ninja I'm guessing because all the weight is low down. Just fitted the SW Motech quick release pannier rack so no more Oxford throw overs! ABS is a welcome bonus too. Double bubble screen makes a vast difference. Will be keeping... (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2009
Having always owned the Worlds fastest production superbikes it was a toss up between the Hyabussa and the 2009 ZZR1400. I never liked the riding position on the Hyabussa so I test piloted a 2008 model Kawasaki ZZR1400; pretty awesome, so bought the Candy green 2009 ABS model I had been eyeing up (£8000) having being promised the alleged below 5000 lack of grunt had gone. (Yes the expression Eye Candy did come to mind). All I can say is the 2009 is absolutely mental!! Spends most of its time on... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2009
i came from a fireblade to the zzr 1400 had a zzr 1200 before the blade then the missus got her own bike so i thiught a sports bike whould be a great idea .then at the show see the green machine and the wife liked the colur so the blade went and i purchased the 1400 well it drives lovely they seem to have sorted out the low grunt and ive just come back from the alps trip and boy does it handle well i thought i might stuggle on the hairpins etc but no great and very comfortable and if you... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2009
Traded in my 06 plate Zed 1000, on a complete whim, wasnt expecting to change, but fell in love with the Kawasaki ZZR 1400 looks in the showroom. Bought the bike without a test ride, and i absolutely love it!!! Read reviews about nothing below 5k, and you MUST get the flies removed...Not sure what everyone is talking about...i find this bike awesome, and not a newbie to hyper sports tourers as i owned previously a Blackbird. (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2009 by T Cam
The Kawasaki ZZR 1400 is a verry nice bike to ride. Excellent for rider and passenger, smooth through gears and a nice feel on the road. (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2009
had xjr 1300 the zzr 1200 then i purchased ZZR1400 a fighter plane with 2 wheels !
Below 5,000 rpm nice to handle above 5,000 rpm you better hold very tight as it will force your fingers apart on the grips be very carefull ! (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2009
Buy a Kawasaki ZZR 1400, mine is a 2008 model its deffo not gutless below 5000rpm ,its safe but still flies but above that you betta be hanging on tight it tears ya arms out of the sockets. if ya like the big flash fast stuff you will love the zzr .previous 2 x zzr 1100 zx12r fazer 600 600 bandit k100 rs bmw. ride all day comfort for a big 6foot three lad ,massive performance though smooth and vibration free ,handling is just right only fools on 600s give you any problems on the chase and... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2008
I am extremely happy with this bike, I used to have a blackbird which was good but the zzr is great. I would not think of changing it for anything. (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2008 by Dr Kwakker (2 reviews written)
After 4 years on a Blackbird I have just run in my new ZZR 1400. First Kwakker I've had. Bikes pre Blackbird have been Triumph Daytona 955, Bandit12, Bandit6 and (20 years ago) the original CB 750 having learnt on a 250 Super dream. So, fairly 'Hondarised'. The Blackbird was/is excellent. Faultless power curve, flexible, comfortable with 1 or 2 up and fantastically reliable. Downsides minor, but now looking dated with poor front end. The ZZR is a revelation in the handling department - loads... (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2008
Sold a '99 Blackbird and bought a new 56 1400. Took it abroad with the missus and all the luggage (Germany/Austria/Italy/France). What a pain. To overtake from 70mph in top I had to drop a gear or two to get anything out of it. No guts at all below 5000rpm. Handling much more focussed than the 'Bird but overall a poor second to the Honda. Two weeks after returning I put it in for another Blackbird, a better allround bike by far. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2008 by ksino1100 (1 review written)
Best sport tourer. It's an incredible bike. I own a K7 (2007) pearl black Kawasaki ZZR 1400 and after 10 months and 6700km I still think I've made the right choice for my needs! Brakes, turn in, comfort for 2, horsepower, torque, equipments, and many more are the good points. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2008 by sandan (2 reviews written)
25 years riding 34 bikes, 7 weeks old, 1900 miles, tremendous, comfortable, low 40's mpg upto 100mph, just pure mile eating heaven. Don't care i dropped it or that it eats rear tyres, think mine might have another 1000 miles in it. Just loving it, real world biking, a more powerful ZX9R on steriods as far as I am concerned. I never have a negative thought, dying to ride it every day. Planning trips right left and center, what more needs to be said, I was a bike slut but now i have settled down. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2008 by wyld1
I have a red 2006 model, still stock.
Top sports tourer. Needs top roads to cruise at 200+
km/h which it could do in safety and comfort.
Poweful gutsy motor pulls like a train without having to rev its guts out. Climbs hills with little or no extra throttle. Long day rides of hundreds of miles is a breeze. High speed cruising on West Australian back roads which are little better than in darkest Africa, it feels safe with fantastic brakes.
LOOKS are personal but I would like it to have a rear... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2008
Utterly desirable still. Pity about the licence issue. (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2007 by ZZaaah1400 (1 review written)
My Kawasaki ZZR 1400 is a great bike. With the SW motech removable pannier and tail racks can add luggage and devour continents for breakfast. Been to the south of France on mine, with the missus on the back. Bonus of the quick release racks is you can dump the baggage and go mental if the mood takes you. Fuel mapping means it is a bit tame below 5k rpm - needs winding up if you want a quick launch, but man does it pull once it gets into its stride. Overall a great allrounder - for... (read more)