Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Portland, Oregon
Weeeellll, the 14R is a large, heavy bike, with phenomenal capabilities.
You can get various bar risers for it.
The short answer is, if you're doing shorter rides or riding around town at all, the Ninja 1000 is the better choice: Lighter, easier to maneuver, more flickable.
If you're planning to take some long rides, and you enjoy the occasional triple-digit burst, get the ZX-14. And because of its size, it handles 2-up better.
However, it looks like the 14R and other large displacement bikes like it are on the way out, especially in light of the H2 SX. I think the 14R makes a great Sport-touring bike, leaning toward the Sport side, but it's straddling the line, and most riders want to go one way or the other. So something like the FJR-1300 might make more sense.