I was just wondering how these bikes compared or if they do at all i have been thinking of buying a bigger bike just dont know what i want yet.
It doesnt say that anywhere in this thread the zzr14 is faster, however Scavenger did mention that it (the 14) is the most powerful production bike which at the time it was or is whatever,and he even went as far as to say he couldnt comment on the 12 because he hadnt ever riden one. But just to egg you on (cause I'm funny like that) I have yet to be beat by a stock 12 my best friend has an 00 12r with a stretch and head kit, and pc and runs race fuel and I can still take him with my piped pc'd 14 so I would argue it is faster or at the very least as fast. :crazylocolol i know its an old thread lol but hey , who said the zzr1400 is faster than the zx12 lol lol well maybe the newer one, but its not when you compare it to its unrestricted brother . oh and it also boots the busass into touch too. it also handles better .
you obviously haven,t ridden either then you would know what i'm talking about.the 12 is more of of a sport bike and the 14 more of a sport tourer.i've played around with the suspension a whole bunch of ways and with the bumpy roads we have up here even on full stiff it still bottoms out and there 's no problem with the 12.i just got back from a ride where i borrowed my old 12 and rode it back to back with the 14.i'll still say the 12 handles better but the 14 is smoother running.up to 7000rpm the 14 will wipe the floor with the 12 after that bye bye 14 the 12 is gone.i havent ridden either so dont take this the wrong way but why do you say the suspension is better on the 12 better for what or who. If the 12's suspinsion is truly better then why is kawasaki down grading. Maybe you did not (or do not since I see you are currently riding the 14) have the suspension set up properly for you. From everything that I have read and heard the 14 has an awesome suspension when its set up properly for the rider
I really believe that there are bike to bike differences in power and think that may be what you are experiencing here. I have not seen 12's beat 14's with any regularity with all things being equal. Me thinks you had a fast 12 and maybe have a slow 14. Not that anything about a 14 is slow but I think you get my jist here.best time on the 12 was [email protected],so far with the 14 [email protected] but with a headwind.i ran the 12 for 3 years and race a bunch of 14s,always ran around the same ets but the 12 always went through the traps with more mph.i'm finding the 14 struggles to hit 300kph but my old 12 would blow by 300 and stop somewhere around 335,i know there is speedometer error,but both bikes have the error,they are both -1 in front.i'm thinking about buying the 12 back for a second bike. i run my bikes unstraped or lowered so i know i could be quicker.
could be ,i was very disapointed in the 14 1/4 times,thinking wtf the 12 was faster than this,but it such a smooth comfy bike i'll put up with it being a tick slower,plus it makes more power in the right places 3000 to 7000rpm.could be i had a fast 12 like you said,drove a couple others that were'nt as fast.got some two brothers slip on and a pc111 for the 14,will see how much differance they make.if anything the pipes are quite a bite lighter than than stockers,just too loud but what ya gonna do?I really believe that there are bike to bike differences in power and think that may be what you are experiencing here. I have not seen 12's beat 14's with any regularity with all things being equal. Me thinks you had a fast 12 and maybe have a slow 14. Not that anything about a 14 is slow but I think you get my jist here.
I disagree.It all depends on what type of riding you want to do. If you want to do cross-country trips, you don't want a 10 or 6. If you plan on doing track days, you don't want a 14. If you plan on doing relatively short outings, city driving and an occasional track day, the 10 is probably your best bet. It all depends on the type of riding you plan to do. I initially bought a 6 with the full intention of becoming a track junkie. I still haven't made it to a track and I find myself wanting to take long, scenic trips more than twisty carvin lately. And I still have 2 yrs left to pay on the bike. Just consider what type of riding you would like to do most and get the right tool for the job.
(did I mention I rode a 14 :nana)