Earlier this week, we reported about a Suzuki Hayabusa that has been ridden to the harsh and challenging terrain of Ladakh. Today, here’s a video of a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R that has been ridden to the rough terrains of Khardung La. The riders claim that this is the first time that a Ninja ZX-14R has been ridden to this mountain pass in the Ladakh region.
While the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is an accomplished long-distance cruiser, a hyper sportsbike like the ZX-14R is not tailor-made for the rough terrain. The Ninja ZX-14R weighs a massive 269 KGs. Also, its maximum power of more than 190 horsepower makes it extremely tough to control this motorcycle in such highly challenging conditions. It’s noteworthy here that anyone who’s driving or riding to this mountain pass needs to cross many water streams and even has to deal with treacherous black ice.
This Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R was ridden to the high-altitude mountain pass by Jeep Singh and Sunit Ghosh. Both of them belong to a Gujarat-based group called ‘Bikers of Baroda’. The duo started their journey from Kolkata and rode till Khardung La, clocking a distance of more than 2,500 kms. The above video shows an overjoyed Jeet Singh talking about his adventurous and record-breaking ride to the mountain pass.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is one of the most powerful production motorcycles around. It was the flagship model from its Japanese bike manufacturer until the advent of the Ninja H2. The Ninja ZX-14R is also one of the only few motorcycles to have been a worthy competitor to the legendary Suzuki Hayabusa. Powering the ZX-14R is a 1441-cc, four-cylinder motor that outputs more than 190 hp of maximum power and 158 Nm of peak torque. Like we said, the motorcycle weighs 269 KGs. Handling all that power and weight on the challenging terrain of the Ladakh region requires great riding skills.
There have been some really powerful cars that have travelled to the Ladakh region. For example, the RedBull Formula 1 car was driven to Khardung La a few years ago. However, they had a professional support crew with them. Furthermore, the car was transported in a truck over dangerous stretches. There was no such support for Jeet Singh’s Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R.
Video source- Jeet Singh on Facebook