Uh-oh. Veteran turbomeister, Terry Kizer “Mr Turbo,” is introducing a turbo kit for the ZX-14 to be available in April. Mr Turbo made the kit, over 10 years ago for the ZX-11 that Sport Rider rode to 230mph and pushed every magazine writer into overdrive as they searched for words to describe what he had produced. Now, with Kawasaki bringing out their most powerful motorcycle ever, he’s also bringing out a turbo kit just for good measure.
The limitation back then was the ZX-11 chassis which got a bit twisted and loose when the turbo went to work. Ten years later, chassis building has made huge leaps forward and this beast may do what they only dreamed of back then. Reading all of the recent press tryouts of the new Kawasaki, the big Ninja was propelling relatively inexperienced moto journalists down the dragstrip in mid nine second territory. Just think what the pros will do.
This should be interesting and the Hayabusa crowd may have to retune just a bit when these start to roll out on the street. Yep. I like it.
The Kneeslider: Kawasaki ZX-14