Ace Performance is in the final stages of assembling it's new "ZX-15" STREET Package for the Kawasaki ZX-14 Ninja. In a nutshell, this is a 100% streetable daily driver engine that runs on pump gas, starts on one battery, and at full weight aside from what the exhaust system shed off.
The Mission is to build a 210+mph naturally aspirated bike that looks and behaves like a normal piped ZX-14. No fancy aero mods, no exotic race gas, no stratospheric compression, no diet..... completely reliable.
This engine package is geared towards the rider who wants to beat up all his buddies on the street without having to sacrifice streetability, comfort, or longevity like you do with a WORKS Racebike.
So here are the General Specifications on the Engine:
Model: ZX-14 Ninja
Displacement: 1464cc's (86mm x 63mm)
Headwork: Stage 2
mm overbore, lighten and balance
Camshafts: Custom Stage 2
mm stroke, lighten and balance
Connecting Rods: Carrillo, lighten and balance
Fuel: 93 octane PUMP Gasoline (anything but BP)
This bike has been under the knife on the ACE PERFORMANCE Operating Room table once before. It recieved a VERY mild Stage 1 engine package (Stage 1 ported head, Degreed Stock Camshafts, 12.2:1 Compression, Stock OEM Head Gasket, 93 octane PUMP gas). During initial testing, the bike went 200.2mph on a Garmin 72 GPS in the STANDING 9/10th Mile with rider Sal Spatafora, in a light 5mph crosswind. (see this thread for details on the Stage 1 ZX-14 build, pictures, and run conditions..ACE PERFORMANCE ZX14 Project Bike @ DRAGBIKE ZONE.com
Now that the formalities have been addressed, let's get to the good part. Here's a few teaser pictures of the internals and whatnot, more progress pics to be added throughout the week. Final Testing & Tuning along with STANDING MILE results at our private testing facility to follow. Who knows, might even throw it on the Dyno for the sake of curiousity.
86mm Custom JE Pistons on Carrillo Connection Rods. All balanced within 0.1g
86mm Custom JE Pistons close-up before prep
Overbored Block by Millenium Technologies
Undercut Transmission by R&D Motorsports
63mm Stroker Crankshaft by Marine Crankshafts Inc.
Custom Grind Stage 2 Camshafts
MTC Billet Clutch Basket
APE Cylinder Studs and Bolts