Best Open-Class Streetbike: Kawasaki ZX-14R

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Best Open-Class Streetbike: Kawasaki ZX-14R

BEST OPEN-CLASS STREETBIKE: Kawasaki ZX-14R
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Never before has there been such a potent, sport-oriented streetbike that's as well-rounded as the Kawasaki ZX-14R. Few pure sportbikes can match its level of comfort, poise and excellent ride quality. Throw on some soft luggage and it easily performs sport-touring duty, too. But the 14R's strong suit remains this: going ridiculously fast. A 192-hp engine catapults the 14R through the quarter in 9.47 seconds, with 60 mph arriving in just 2.6 sec. This big Ninja proves that civility isn't sacrificed for performance.

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