ZZR - meaning Serious!

1441cc of big power and effortless riding pleasure

even standing still, you can see the ZZR is built for performance

the ZZR1400 wide and long and low and very, very fast

used the ZZR on my 2014 Durban Dash - 1200kms in 12 hours

What a great bike... I'm in love. I want one!

nice, comfortable seating with lots of room to move around

everything is aerodynamically designed to enhance speed

great lights for night riding, on both ends of the motorcycle

dual 310 mm petal discs with radial-mount, 4-piston calipers and ABS

single 250 mm rear disc with twin-piston caliper and ABS



            Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four

            Displacement: 1,441 cm│

            Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 65.0 mm

            Compression ratio: 12.3:1

            Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 16 valves

            Fuel injection: °44 mm x 4 (Mikuni)

            Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler


            Monocoque, aluminium

            Rake/Trail: 23░/ 93 mm

            Wheel travel, front: 117 mm

            Wheel travel, rear: 124 mm


            Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

            Rear: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)


            Maximum power: 147.2 kW {200 PS} @ 10,000 rpm

            Maximum power with RAM Air: 154.5 kW {210 PS} @ 10,000 rpm

            Maximum torque: 162.5 Nm @ 7,500 rpm



            Final Drive: Sealed chain

            Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual


            Front: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Caliper: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad

            Rear: Single 250 mm petal disc Caliper: Opposed, twin-piston


            Front: 43 mm inverted Ohlins fork with top-out springs Compression damping: 18-way Rebound damping: 15-way Spring preload

            Rear: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with Ohlins gas-charged shock Compression damping: Stepless Rebound damping: Stepless Spring preload

Dimensions: (L x W x H)

            2,170 mm x 770 mm x 1,170 mm

            Wheelbase: 1,480 mm

            Ground Clearance: 125 mm

            Fuel capacity: 22 litres

            Seat height: 800 mm

            Curb Mass: 268 kg

Price: (ZAR - 2014)

            Standard - R174,995

            Special Edition - R189,995 (our test bike above was a SE model :-)


Words and photos by Kenn Slater


A massive thank you to DNA Motorcycles

and KMSA for the use of their ZZR1400SE

I'm gonna get me one soon :-)