But controllable, too, and in various ways. We’ll begin with the most important: killer brakes. Radially mounted Nissin calipers up front clamp 310mm petal-style discs, and the 58.3-inch wheelbase is long enough to make the rear caliper extremely useful, as well. Power and feel are outstanding on both ends, though we did fade the front brakes slightly during an extended, high-speed, stop-and-go photo session. The lever came back toward the bar noticeably, but power stayed strong and progressive, important on a 545-pound bike that pulls with only slightly less urgency than John Force’s NHRA Funny Car. Anti-lock braking is not an option this year, but Kawasaki plans to listen to buyers to see if ABS should be included on future 14Rs. We think ABS is always welcome on a streetbike.