2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS 30th Anniversary Limited Edition – First Look Review

2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R LE
The 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R LE features special paint reminiscent of the 1984 Ninja 900.

Kawasaki is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Ninja with a very limited edition of numbered 2015 ZX-14R ABS motorcycles. Only 300 ZX-14R Limited Editions will be available, all individually numbered and finished in exactly the same shade of Firecracker Red and Metallic Graystone paint as the 1984 Ninja 900—the motorcycle that helped start the superbike revolution. It even has the same narrow gold pinstriping and gets gold brake calipers. A numbered badge on the gas tank and 30th Anniversary logos on the fairing sides further identify the Limited Edition models, which have an MSRP of $15,899.

Kawasaki recently released Anniversary Editions of the Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-6R featuring color schemes to celebrate the company’s success in the 2013 World Superbike Championship. Now the flagship ZX-14R commemorates the original spirit of the 1984 Ninja 900, which was arguably the first fully faired superbike and sported Kawasaki’s most powerful engine of its day. Similarly, the 2015 ZX-14R continues that tradition by featuring one of the most powerful production engines in the world. The Ninja ZX-14R has a liquid-cooled, 1,441cc in-line four with selectable Power Modes, ABS, Traction Control and adjustable suspension.

Following the official announcement of the 2015 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Limited Edition at the Laguna Seca round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, potential customers can order one of the 300 models on July 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.

Orders must be taken by a Kawasaki dealer, along with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit. Orders will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis via a time and date stamp.

Although the anniversary of the Ninja takes place this year, Kawasaki decided to make the ZX-14R ABS Limited Edition a 2015 model. Each ZX-14R will have the bodywork painted in the same Firecracker Red and Metallic Graystone paint as the original machine.


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