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Offline stevewfl

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ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« on: September 02, 2011, 08:08:41 am »
Per my friend Dean who owns Bikeland: http://www.bikeland.org/story.php?storyID=63429
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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 12:19:18 pm »
 ??? :o Man I can't wait.
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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 02:19:53 pm »
The suspense is killing me!

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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 11:01:07 pm »
turbocharged?

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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 10:57:12 am »
turbocharged?

or supercharged like their new jet-ski's?

GEEZ those jet ski's are blistering fast
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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011, 01:39:44 pm »
or supercharged like their new jet-ski's?


Not sure what the difference between turbocharging and supercharging. I guess I am not current on boost terminalogy. The jet ski is where I got the the idea from. That is the type of boost I think they will be adding to the 1.4 litre motorcycle engine. The jet ski uses an Eaton intercooled Roots type supercharger with a claimed continous boost. Depending on the boost pressure they get horsepower measurements of 260 or 300 out of their approximate 1.5 litre  straight 4 jetski engine.

Looks like the ad has gone private and is not currently available.

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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2011, 02:42:37 pm »
Turbochargers are a type of Super charger. They are driven by the exhaust gases exiting the engine. When most people use the term Supercharger, they are referring to a mechanically driven one like a roots type or centrifugal blower.

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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011, 02:21:48 am »
Kawasaki introduced the Ninja ZX-14 at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show as the replacement for the ZX-12R and the company’s new flagship and most powerful motorcycle. Rumors of an update have been circulating in recent months, with MCN reporting Kawasaki has patented a supercharger for the ZX-14.

I came across the above paragraph on Motorcycle.com website. They are also showing the action 14 news ad on there website.

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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2011, 08:30:49 am »
Kawasaki introduced the Ninja ZX-14 at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show as the replacement for the ZX-12R and the company’s new flagship and most powerful motorcycle. Rumors of an update have been circulating in recent months, with MCN reporting Kawasaki has patented a supercharger for the ZX-14.

I came across the above paragraph on Motorcycle.com website. They are also showing the action 14 news ad on there website.

A supercharged ZX-14. Yee Haw! That could use KTRC!

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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 07:03:23 pm »
Oh my.....Kawi released yet another teaser??????????????

MotoUSA 2012 Kawasaki Sportbike Teaser
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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2011, 09:01:36 pm »
I'm guessin WINGS.
I really only have one question.
Where is there a safe place to ride the damn thing?
Overkill.
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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2011, 09:44:40 pm »
Stupid ad.  Probably the same idiots (or their kids) that did the original Infiniti ads.
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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2011, 07:41:47 am »
I'm guessin WINGS.
I really only have one question.
Where is there a safe place to ride the damn thing?
Overkill.
Ride safe all.
Greg

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Re: ZX14 - mother Kawi says something big is on the way.
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2011, 07:52:29 am »
Whatever. Your dealer knows because he has already placed his orders fo the 2012's.
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