2016 Kawasaki ZX-14R is 10 BHP down on power

If you’ve just bought a 2016 model of the Kawasaki ZX-14R for yourself, you might be surprised when you race it out against the 2015 model.

While both the models claim to produce 200 BHP of power, here’s what you need to know.

The 2015 model of the ZX-14R actually understated its power figures. The bike actually managed to produce around 210 BHP of peak power. Now, the 2016 model has taken down this figure to just 199.9 BHP.

Reports suggest that the 2016 ZX-14R has a revised 1,441cc motor which uses a 3-way catalytic converter and not an oxidising catalytic converter like the older model. This has resulted in lower peak power and CO2 emissions.

These changes might have been made in a bid to meet the strict Euro-6 emission norms.

Not something you would like to make note on a bike which used to hold the fastest production bike title right?

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Parichay Malvankar

Parichay Malvankar

Founder, owner and editor-in-chief of www.shifting-gears.com; a born gearhead, nothing apart from a set of wheels gets his pulse racing.

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