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Analog instrumentation is attractive, but the speedos pack a lot of numbers into a small space, making them difficult to read-especially when the needles move as fast as they do on these bikes. The ZX-14's black-on-white dials are clearer than the Hayabusa's during the day, but both are almost impossible to read at night with orange backlighting. LCD panels show gear position, clock and tripmeters; the Kawasaki adds fuel economy info as well as fuel and temperature bar-graph gauges. The Hayabusa's mirrors are old-school and require you to turn your head to see them; the ZX-14's mirrors are wide and farther forward for an easy, clear view of what's behind.
Comparison Test Kawasaki And Hayabusa LCD Panels