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1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 with only 1,461 miles!

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 Homologation Special

*Updated pictures 7.29.10*

Model: ZX 7R K1
Location: Laredo, TX
Mileage: 1,461
Price: 5,500.00

Yup, this one is for real and looks to be in real nice shape. The only down side to it is...well there are a few downsides.

1. The price is too low!
2. It's missing the "Hoover" hoses
3. It has those silly LP 1992 flush mount turn signals. Yes, I had them on my bike at one point.
4. Did I mention the price is too low?

Have a look:

ZX7R for sale

For those of you that may not know me or how much I loathe the Kawasaki Homologation Super Bikes these really do it for me. I had mine out Sunday and turned about 120 miles on it through the back roads of Indiana. Yes, it is a little quirky and can be temperamental with the flatslide carbs. And don't forget how much of a pain it can be driving in traffic with the super tall first gear. But, putting all of that specialness aside; when you ride one of these it takes you back to the good old 90's and how raw the bikes actually were. Oh, make no mistake because in 1992 this was cutting edge technology and K1's would set you back about twice as much as a run of the mill ZX-7. That cutting edge technology consisted of FCR carbs, aluminum gas tank, a flimsy, thin fiberglass tail section, a close ratio six speed transmission and a slipper clutch. That's right, a slipper clutch which isn't widely known about the 7R's. Everyone seems to know about the tank and tail section, but these were The Real Deal Holyfield!

The K1's are a little down (cough) on power when compared to today's bikes, but they are still a ton of fun to flog around. You can view all of the ZX-7R specs here.

Here's a picture of mine sitting next to one of today's Super Bikes.

I know it looks a little outdated next to a $40,000 1098R, but for what you can pick this one up for you can still have a cool $36,000 in the bank.

Did I mention these are collectible and sought after by many RSBFS followers? If you look closely at the pictures you'll see exactly where the reserve is. I can tell you that it is under priced and in my unprofessional opinion- it is well under priced! If you were to offer me, my buddy Joe or any other ZX7R guy that price for our bikes.... well, let's just say you would get a very robust laugh in your face.

:)

Cheers!

dd

17 Comments

  • All ZXR750’s have slipper clutches, not just the R models. If you need the Kawi Race kit instructions on how to set it up I can send them to you.

  • Thanks for the info Les! I had no Idea-

  • Love the shot of your bike, it looks very clean.
    This bike has some issues but $3200 is very cheap and they are easily fixed, seller is not up on his vintage Kawasaki’s. Maybe an old wreck someone has brought back to life, lowers show more than 1500 miles (look at the tip behind front wheel), mismatched screws for bodywork and some scratches on lower decals & possibly tail section, but very restorable, someone could probably make some money on it, I wish it were an M.

  • looks like you are getting way more use out of it than I did Doug. Glad to see it.

  • I agree the bike does show some wear on the lower, but 1400 miles of Texas sandblasting could certainly wear down some paint. Oh and if it would have been a ‘M’ model it probably wouldn’t have been posted on RSBFS.com ;o) I hear tales of bikes never making on the site for some reason or another…..

    Thanks for the good word on my K1. It is in great shape except a few paint nicks here and there. I owe a great thanks to Terry Jasper for hooking me up. Thanks again Terry!

  • The seller told me he’d take $2,999 for it back when the bid was still at $1,000 or so, then when I tried to pay him for the bike, he backed out and hasn’t responded to any further attempts at contact, so appears to be a shady dealer. If you look closely at the pictures, the bike appears to have cracks in the upper fairing on the left side above the turn signal where the screw is missing. Seller would not respond to any questions regarding cracks.

  • Rick- I’m sorry to hear about your experience because I had a great experience talking to the owner and his staff yesterday.

    I asked for 7 very specific pictures and I received them within a few hours. I too asked him about the sticker on the mirror and he said that since it was already on ebay that he was going to let the auction run and if the reserve was met then it would sell. He seemed like a pretty humble guy with a bike that he had no clue about the actual value.

    I’m going to look at the pictures again and I’ll get back to you via email.

  • Watch out for this bike. The seller is a scammer.

  • I like the Kawis from this era. How hard is it to find those intake hoses? Not that I want this one, just curious.

  • Hmmm…. I was asked the same question yesterday and to honest I’m not sure. I know they were standard issue on all 91/92’s so I can only imagine they can be found with some digging around. I might snoop around today and see what’s up..

  • The serial number checks out fools…did anyone else bother to check it? It’s K2 number 146. I have already tipped off the dealer that the bike is worth lots more than 3200. He’s not stupid.

  • Frank-

    I asked the seller for a picture of the VIN the first day and it did indeed check out because if it hadn’t checked out we would have deleted post immediately.

  • Wow, it seems in the last 3 years or so we have seen these go from “undiscovered” to being much better understood. I bought mine about 3 years ago on ebay even for around 4K. It was quite a bit nicer than this one, but noone seemed to notice it.I sold it a few months ago to Doug on here for about midway between my purchase price and current top money. It appears that now Doug could theoretically make what I made in profit after only 3 months. I knew I was selling it a little under the money, but I am really suprised at how many buyers are out there now with knowledge driving up the price. This site might even have something to do with it. now I just need to find that guy in town with the “M” model who rode it twice in 93 and then got scared and stuck it in the shed…..

  • Hmmm great classic but stay aware…1461 miles mean stock tires and this one has Michelin old tx-11 in front and dunlop d-205 rear…I think is not actual mileage even with 3000 miles a bike looks newer.

  • Hey Terry-

    That sounds like a plan to me. You buy it well under the current value, I’ll pay you mid market value and I can enjoy it for a few months and turn it for actual value. It’s a win-win-win for everyone. You make a profit, I ride a bike that I love then make a small profit and the end buyer has the bike of his dreams! You have any BMV contacts???

  • [...] he's out of his mind if he thinks he's getting anywhere close to $5k for that thing. really nice bike obviously, but you can pick up a much rarer zx7rr for similar money and in better condition if you're in the market for a cool 750. Rare SportBikes For Sale Blog Archive 1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 with only 1,461 miles! [...]

  • $5500.00 Not a bad price with that kind of milage. Great bikes, always my. Favorite , I’m in the market for a 96rr.I keep looking here, great site. Many thanks. I have spare factory Hover Hoses in the factory wraping with Factory hose clamps, for that bike. But Im hanging on to them,also have a mint spare tank. Parts are getting hard to get for the 92’s Kawi still has some….not to many.

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