Orient Express 2012 Kawasaki ZX 14R Ninja / Customer Project Bike
Joe started with a bone stock, brand new 2012 Kawasaki ZX 14R Ninja with only 6 miles on the clock. As with all projects, Joe began with baseline dyno testing to get some out of the box numbers. These are shown in this dyno chart (all runs combined). The new ZX 14R is a beast, yeilding 200.51 horsepower and 116.72 ft/lbs of torque! Click here for the dyno chart (baseline only).
The next stage involved removing the stock exhaust, and replacing it with a Muzzy full stainless steel system, with black M10 megaphone. Once again, the ZX 14R was on the dyno, and saw instantaneous results from just the exhaust installation alone - 209.30 horsepower, and 123.27 ft/lbs of torque. Click here for the dyno chart.
Joe then returned the ZX 14R to the shop where he installed a Power Commander V with the dual map switch. Joe also removed the secondary throttle butterflies to improve airflow. Power grew again to 212.37 horsepower and 124.37 ft/lbs of torque with improved throttle response and driveability. Click here for the dyno chart.
The customer opted to have Joe install an Orient Express dual fogger dry nitrous system. This easy to install kit yeilded tremendous gains after a custom map was built for the ZX 14R, with 271.25 horsepower and 146.01 ft/lbs of torque. Click here for the dyno chart.
To further prepare the bike for the track, Joe installed a Tiger Racing undertail fender eliminator kit, a gorgeous DME 6" over swingarm with nitrous bottle bracket and a built in air tank for the air-shifter. The bike was lowered with Adams Performance dog bones which fit perfectly and looked factory stock with a clean black powdercoated finish. Finally, the bike was fitted with an Orient Express NextUp kill box as well as an on board air compressor and Orient Express air shifter. This combination provides fast, clean shifts and is fully programmable for what ever your requirements may be. The bike also recieved an Orient Express tether kill switch for safety at the track, and a GPR rotary steering damper to keep head shake under control. Overall, Joe is really happy with how the bike runs, and how easily it built power!
Next stop - Englishtown for some testing! Stay tuned!
Here is a small version of the dyno chart that has all the runs on it...