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Thread: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.

Created on: 05/06/15 12:33 PM

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Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/06/15 12:33 PM

I knew about certain upgrades and changes, large and small when I swapped my Gen1 for a Gen2 and found many more after the fact but no matter where I looked I couldnt find a comprehensive list of these so decided to start the below.

It might be of assistance for anyone considering a ZX-14 and whether to go for a Gen1 or spend the extra and get a Gen2.
Plus it's just cool to know.


Engine redesign to increase power from 1352cc to 1441cc.
Upgraded oil lubrication system to cater for extra power/heat.
Updated throttle body design for improved power and smoothness.
Updated cooling system design to cater for the extra power/heat including a second radiator fan added.
Kawasaki Traction Control added.
Low and Full power modes added.
Redesigned lighter wheel rims added.
Slipper clutch added.
Improved frame design.
Basic brakes upgrade.
Basic suspension upgrade.
In Australia, all Gen1's have no ABS and all Gen2's have ABS so ABS added.
Slight chassis redesign for better handling.
Redesigned headlights for updated illumination and improved look.
Redesigned side grills for better aerodynamics and heat disapation away from rider.
Slight overall fairing redesign for better aerodynamics.
Redesigned and more polished cockpit instrument and dash setup (with awesome startup graphics).
All required TC, engine mode and other information selections now toggled from left bar buttons instead of reaching into center dash console buttons.
Updated gearbox which provides much smoother shifting.
Redesigned seat for more comfort.
Updated cam chain tensioner so no dreaded startup rattle.
Automated idle control so the manual screw adjustment present on the Gen1's is gone.
Re position oil drain plug to reduce chance of ground-out damage.
Retractable luggage strap handles added (Australian/European only).
Seat key lock updated from black plastic to chrome.
Fuel cover key lock updated from black plastic to chrome.
Updated chrome nut on top of triple tree.
Smaller more streamlined ignition/security key.
Ambient/outside temperature added as an information option on dash screen.
Small sissy bar added behind seat (if not using the rear seat cover).
OEM shift arm inside the gearbox has been updated with a bearing.

Anything to add, large or small?


* Last updated by: yannih on 7/25/2015 @ 4:14 AM *



2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/06/15 1:33 PM

I dont have an older ZX, but remember conversations about helmet lock being removed and placed under the seat on the new ZX?



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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/06/15 3:08 PM

Ha ha, I don't think that's an upgrade but a degrade...
On the Gen1 you use the key to lock and unlock the external helmet holder. A well designed little unit.
But on the Gen2 this has been removed and now you have to remove and replace the seat to use the internal helmet holders.
Maybe Kawasaki determined that this feature wasn't being used much?


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2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/08/15 7:10 AM

Come on guys!
Surely I didn't get them all?



2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/08/15 8:21 AM

Mine has a sissy bar, and slightly different seat to the gen 1.



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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/08/15 8:34 AM

True.
That's another one.
However if you decide to add a rear seat cover you lose the sissy bar and small rear cover as they need to be removed to allow the seat cover to fit.


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2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/08/15 9:43 AM

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/08/15 9:48 AM



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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/08/15 10:22 PM

The slipper clutch is really nice, and the power after the flash and exhaust is mind blowing compared to my tuned up '06.
The big difference is the suspension in G2 is baselined for a real man and not a 150 lb wet MotoGP driver. I'm 5' 9" and 200 lbs and I don't feel like I have to change the springs to get the suspension setup for aggressive high speed riding. On my G1 correct springs were required!




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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/08/15 11:13 PM

Suspension upgrade huh?
Didn't know that one.
What was done? Harder springs?


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2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/08/15 11:26 PM

My version came standard with Ohlins. Makes a huge difference at 6ft and 105 kg, I notice the difference. My gen 1 would bottom out sometimes, especially if I had a pillion.



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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/09/15 1:58 AM

Ah, the 2014 SE (in Australia they are the ones that came with the Ohlins as stock).
So I'm assuming the suspension on the standard Gen2's haven't had much of an upgrade from the Gen1?


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2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/09/15 3:15 AM

Gen 2 added second radiator fan

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/09/15 11:50 AM

There you go Vic.
Missed that one.
Thanks...



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Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/09/15 1:42 PM

The 1441 engine has a dedicated oil rail with squirters to irrigate the pistons.



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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/09/15 3:18 PM

[quote]Gen 2 added second radiator fan/quote]

......plus the rad is different on the Gen 2. The whole cooling system was uprated to cope with the extra power, more power = more heat.

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/09/15 4:20 PM

The 12 and up also keeps the engine heat away from the rider. Big time difference.
The 12 and up also display the ambient temp. Also the engine temp is displayed in degrees not just bars.

We could go on for weeks.



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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/09/15 6:40 PM

Ha ha Jimmy...
That's the point.
Kawa did so much in 2012. It's good to actually see it in black and white.
Any you are dead right. Ambient temp added.
Thats another one to add to the list.


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2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/14/15 4:00 AM

Re-positioning of oil drain plug to prevent damage coming down from a wheelie (ask the drag racers with a lowered Gen 1 bike)



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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/14/15 7:36 AM

Hi paul37.
That's a newie to me.
Thanks for your additive...


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2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/16/15 5:58 AM

There is no other bike like a Ninja. This model has become an icon of sportiness and adrenaline from the instant it was launched for the first time on the market.

When it arrived on the big-bore sportbike stage in 2006, the big Ninja blew everyone’s minds with its power, sport-tourer comfort, agile handling and aerodynamic full-coverage bodywork. Since then, the motorcycle received a lot of upgrades and the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R raised the bar even higher.

The R-designated 2012 Ninja ZX-14R is stronger, better looking and smoother than ever, thanks to the numerous upgrades received from Kawasaki’s technicians.

Big power delivered smoothly has always been a big Ninja hallmark, so the changes for 2012 begin in the new ZX-14R’s engine bay. First off, there’s more displacement via a 4mm stroke increase; to 65mm (up from 61mm), with displacement now registering 1441cc (up from 1352cc). Combustion chamber shapes are newly optimized for 2012, and they’re surface-milled now, not cast. Moreover, intake ports are reshaped and polished for maximum flow while working in concert with longer and more durable intake valves.

The camshafts working those valves are more radical, with increased lift and revised profiles, while a stronger cam chain and revised tensioning system maximize reliability at the stratospheric rpm levels this engine is capable of. Newly designed forged pistons with thinner crowns offer increased durability and less weight, and are cooled by a new oil-jet cooling system that pumps a continuous stream of lubricant at the underside of each piston. (Testing shows the engine runs considerably cooler with this system.)
There’s more: Compression is up from last year; connecting rods have beefier small ends, and are made of a stronger material; crankshaft main journals are thicker, from 38 to 40mm; a new air-cleaner element is larger and thicker, with 10% more surface area and 40 percent more airflow capability; and transmission gears have been heat- and surface-treated to be even more durable and shift more smoothly.

Feeding this class dominating new engine is a revised fuel injection system that offers automatic idle adjustment and reduced emissions. Burned hydrocarbons exit through a heavily revised exhaust system with reshaped, larger-diameter tapered header pipes and larger-volume, reshaped mufflers, each with an advanced catalyzer to minimize emissions.

The benefits of all this hot-rodding are substantial, as there’s more power virtually everywhere across the rev range. The increases are most profound in the mid-high rpm range, with notably stronger acceleration from 4,000 rpm onward. This translates into the sort of thrust riders can appreciate in a wide variety of situations, whether it’s powering up a freeway on-ramp to merge with fast-moving traffic or cruising along a deserted backroad on a sunny, Sunday-morning ride. On the ZX-14R, total domination is just a twist of the throttle away.

But the ZX-14R’s new engine is more than supremely powerful; there’s plenty of polish and panache to go along with it. The engine’s dual gear-driven counterbalancer setup, for instance, has been optimized to work with the new mill’s longer-stroke dimensions and crankshaft changes. The result is smoother power across the rev range.

That power is more manageable than ever, too, thanks to the addition of a back-torque limiting “slipper” clutch assembly and a KTRC traction control and ignition management system that features three different riding modes – full power, medium power and a third mode for low-traction (wet/slippery) conditions. The KTRC system is controlled by a bar-mounted toggle/push switch, and the system’s effects can be monitored on a seven-segment bar graph in the cockpit’s LCD info-screen. The back-torque limiting clutch technology comes directly from the racetrack, and helps eliminate the wheel-hop and stability-eroding torque effects of energetic downshifting and braking while cornering, or during spirited – or emergency – stops. It also helps protect the bike’s drive train, for optimum durability.

The result of all this refined and high-tech hot rodding is arguably the finest open-class streetbike engine ever built – and an engine this capable needs a similarly competent chassis in which to live and thrive. The 2012 ZX-14R is up to the job, and then some. Kawasaki engineers strove to retain the previous ZX-14’s light-handling and maneuverable demeanor, using the existing chassis design as a starting point for the new 14R and its increased power production. To maintain this sweet-handling character but also pump up the sportiness quotient, engineers modified more than half of the previous frame’s aluminum castings and forgings, all of which have different flex and rigidity characteristics than the parts they replace. So while the new alloy frame bears a distinct resemblance to the previous unit’s over-the-engine, monocoque design, it is vastly different: stiffer in some places and unchanged in others, the net result forming an ideal balance for the bike’s weight, power and cornering ability. In back, the swingarm is 10mm longer than before and features more gusseting to effectively match the new frame’s rigidity balance.

Front and rear suspension revisions help maintain this balancing act of wheel control, ride compliance and maneuverability. Both the 43mm fully adjustable inverted fork and multi-adjustable single shock have improved bottoming resistance and revised internal settings, while new lighter and beautifully machined 10-spoke wheels look great and reduce unsprung weight by a whopping 3.3 pounds, further aiding acceleration, handling and suspension action. The new ZX-14R’s triple disc brakes are updated, as well, with more rigid disc material and revised pads for powerful, fade-free stops and a progressive feel at the lever.


Engine.
Longer-stroke design, revised (and ported) cylinder heads, lighter pistons, higher compression and more radical camshafts provide more torque and power throughout the rev range
Piston jet system sprays a continuous stream of cooling lubrication to the underside of each piston for cooler running temperatures, more constant power production and better durability
Stronger cam chain and tensioning system offers a higher degree of durability at stratospheric rpm levels
Crankshaft main journals are 2mm thicker (now 40mm) for added durability
More durable temperature and surface treatments allow the transmission gears to better harness the new engine’s prodigious power production
Chrome composite-plated aluminum cylinder bores are lightweight, durable, and quickly carry heat away from the combustion chamber and piston for supreme durability at high power outputs
Low mechanical noise via special piston profile and urethane insulation sheet on the inside of the magnesium chain cover


Suspension
Revised internal settings for the inverted and multi-adjustable 43mm cartridge-type fork allow more wheel control and improved ride compliance
Stepless damping adjustment improves suspension performance
Excellent control and feedback from the fully adjustable bottom-link Uni-Trak® rear suspension
Linkage rates allow linear suspension action and greater wheel control
Bottom-link design helps create a lower center of gravity, which makes the motorcycle more nimble


Full Instrumentation
New black-faced dual analog speedometer and tachometer are easy to read
Multi-function LCD digital display includes an odometer, two trip meters, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, clock, and many other variables, including traction-control information via a 7-segment LCD indicator
Programmable shift indicator lamp illuminates at pre-set rpm to signal rider upshift
Programmable clutch engagement lamp illuminates at pre-set rpm to signal the rider to engage the clutch
Controller Area Network (CAN) interface between the gauges uses fewer wires yet allows a greater volume of information, such as estimated fuel mileage, to be exchanged


Aggressive New Bodywork
Monocoque frame is positioned over the engine so the sleek new fairing is uninterrupted by protruding frame spars, adding to the extremely long and low styling
New fairing venting offers improved engine-heat control for more comfort for rider and passenger
Standard rear-seat cowl adds aesthetic appeal
Both the front and rear turn signals are integrated into the bodywork and have clear lenses to enhance appearance
Quadruple projector beam headlights in the new fairing give the ZX™-14 a distinctive new look. The outer lights contain position lamps and high beams, while the low beams are located in the center lamps.
Lightweight Denso radiator with dual fans and high-density cores provides maximum cooling efficiency.


* Last updated by: yannih on 5/16/2015 @ 6:11 AM *



2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/16/15 8:28 AM

Good to hear someone talk about their bike as you do.I can tell you're totally stoked.She's a great performer.Having lots of fun I gather?AWESOME...like Kawi says...let the good times roll!

You did write that on yer own,yes?


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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/16/15 8:40 AM

Stoked yes!
Did I write that myself?
All I will say Green, is the internet is a beautiful thing!

Gives a good rundown though...


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2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/19/15 5:12 PM

Retractable luggage strap handles added

What are these?

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RE: Gen1 - Gen2 Upgrades/Changes.
05/19/15 7:05 PM

See the silver alloy cross bar?
On either side see the arms that are currently tucked in?
They can be swivelled and extended outwards to attach luggage straps to.

Maybe these are not on US spec bikes?


* Last updated by: yannih on 5/19/2015 @ 7:08 PM *



2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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