As reported by Asphalt & Rubber, the engine block will be stroked to 1,441cc and the cylinder head will be ported and polished for greater flow. In addition, the ZX-14R will make use of a higher compression ratio and new cam timing. No one's saying exactly how much power that will all add up to, but Kawasaki calls the bike the world's fastest-accelerating production motorcycle.
In addition to the reworked innards, the 2012 ZX-14R will also come packing traction control (sounds like a good idea...) for the first time as well as a throttle-by-wire system. The KTRC traction control system will offer the rider three different settings, all selectable from the handlebar and viewable from the gauge cluster. The bike will also features a few changes to the frame for a little more rigidity. Stay tuned for more details.