Kawasaki have decided that they are not going to sit around trumped by other manufacturers in terms of technological and manufacturing expertise. So they brought a surprise to the Tokyo Motor Show. They have put on display a supercharged four cylinder engine of unknown capacity. Kawasaki are being very cagey with the details except for revealing that they are making this whole engine in house including the supercharger. They say that the experience that they have with the making of industrial duty gas turbines makes it simple for them to make this whole engine on their own. Wonder if one is going to see a ZX-14 R with a smaller but more powerful engine or will Kawasaki do the unthinkable and just tag on the supercharger onto the 1441cc engine that the ZX-14 R runs. Whew, now that will be something.