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Kawasaki July 11, 2013 posted by

Island Exotica: 1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR

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When you imagine Hawaii, the image a ZX7RR ripping by the beautiful beaches  isn't usually the image that comes to mind.  This lime green Hawaiian may be coming to the mainland or then again,  maybe there is an enthusiast in Hawaii that has been waiting to get his hands on something a little different.  Too far away you say?  Did I mention there is no reserve on the auction?

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The story on it:

Up for auction is a VERY rare 1996 ZX7RR N1 Homologation special. Kawasaki only imported 500 "N" models to make this model legal to race in the superbike class for Muzzy. This bike is a true survivor and has been garage kept since I owned it. 
If you aren’t immediately familiar with the N1 7RR and what separates it from the standard 7R, then bear with me. The RR came with adjustable steering geometry and swing arm, 41mm flatside carbs, solo seat, close ration gearbox, 6 piston Nissin brakes, and a few other homologation parts
Since taking possession of the bike I have replaced all the faring hardware, rebuilt the carbs, replace the fuel petcock and fuel lines, replaced the starter relay. Replaced and flushed all the brake fluid, coolant and eng. oil.
This is a no reserve auction! Bid to win it!
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 Tell the Mrs. you want to spend a long weekend with her in Hawaii.  Sneak away for a couple of hours one morning to arrange your shipping and bingo:  everyone is happy.  Don't say RSBFS can't help a marraige.  It looks completely stock.  Am I missing anything that has been changed?

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Click here to  bid.

Ian

Kawasaki March 12, 2013 posted by

’96 Kawasaki ZX7RR #665 (Neighbor of the Beast)

Vancouver, BC, Canada – 8,450mi – $2,125 Reserve Not Met

96ZX7RR_2If this Ninja looks familiar to you, then consider yourself a genuine RSBFS super-fan. This bike was featured back in November and again previously in ’09. It does look slightly different than it did a few months ago, so if you couldn’t make the spot then don’t feel bad. This time around, an Akrapovic pipe is now in place with the addition for a few more stickers.

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If you’re looking for a collector’s bike that is pristine and ready to go up in value, then this may not be the bike for you. However, if a project bike/ track bike/ weekend warrior is something more up your alley, then this may be a good one to consider. It looks to have a plethora of modifications and maintenance over its life and has definitely been ridden, although miles aren’t all that high.

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From the seller:

This is a Canadian specification 1996 ZX7RR (#665) that has spent most of its life in Ontario. It has a clear BC title and is currently licensed and insured.

Mileage is very low at 13590 kilometers (8445 miles). It is regularly ridden and runs beautifully. The perfect mechanical condition makes up – in my mind – for the visual aspect that is no longer original. This is a very well known bike that has been very well taken care of throughout its life.

New consumables:

Dunlop Q2, tires

Yuasa battery

NGK spark plugs.

Oil (Motul V300 10W40 full synthetic)

Oil filter (K&N)

Coolant (Motul Motocool)

Brake Fluid (Motul RBF 600)

Aftermarket parts:

Rumble Integrated taillight
Undertail
Gilles rearsets
Samco silicone hoses
Zero gravity double bubble screen
Pazzo levers
Sebimoto carbon air intakes

Sebimoto carbon front mudguard
Full Akrapovic Evolution titanium high mount exhaust with Akrapovic carbon fiber hanger.

For whatever reason, this bike has changed hands a couple times over the last couple years. Maybe someone had hopes of a complete restoration and just couldn’t manage it. Maybe someone wanted to have a fun bike to ride and now they are moving onto something different. Now is your chance to add your legacy to #665 and you can check out the auction here!

-JS

Kawasaki August 15, 2012 posted by

Lime Green Meanie: 1998 Super Bike Spec Kawasaki ZX7RR

Lime Green Meanie:  1998 Super Bike Spec Kawasaki ZX7RR

Sit back an enjoy some Kawasaki race spec porn circa 1998:

Drool worthy for sure but I'm not quite sure about what spec it actually is.

From the seller:

For sale is a factory race Kawasaki ZXR750RR from the 1998/1999 season.

This is a ZXR750RR with all the factory options that are to be found on such

a rare machine. It has been in the same owners hands for over a decade.

It is not put together from parts, like so many of these 750 RR were in the

years after their racing days were over, but has always been in the condition

Please do not mistake this ZXR750RR for one of the dozens of privateer specials and production-racers that

were put together from used spare-parts or build up using left over NOS parts.

This is a real World Super Bike series race bike.

I have no issues with the bike and would gladly make room in my living room for it.  My only problem is I don't believe it is WSB spec.  Two things stick out to me.  Cosmetically it doesn't seem to match up with any ZX7RR that was raced in WSB.  Mechanically, while exotic, it doesn't appear to be WSB spec.  The lack of a beautiful Suter dry clutch seems glaring.  I'm pretty sure the top spec Kawasakis used Brembo brake components as well.  Weren't the factory bikes using Ohlins suspension in 1998?

Help me out guys what do we have here?  Am I correct that the frame  and swing arm look factory spec?  My amateur hunch is this might have been a bike raced in the German Super bike Series (the bike is located in Germany).  Even at that level though wouldn't the bike have a dry clutch?

I bet a few of you would like to get your hands on  that engine with the gear driven cam shafts.

What is red line on a production ZX7RR?

Exotica doesn't come cheap, the seller is asking $44,500.  He is open to offers though.  What do you think, is it exotic enough to command that much money?  It's not like you can go down to the local Kawi dealer and order a 1998 super bike engine with factory internals (although it would be fun to try).

The classified ad.

Who can forget Yanagawas'  weenie roast from 1998?

Ian

Kawasaki August 10, 2010 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1! – but don’t get too excited

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1

Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Price: $2,550 with reserve still in place
Mileage: 17,700

Yes it is the real deal, but what happened to it is beyond my knowledge. I found it by dumb luck and it only has 23 hours left on the official auction time so if you're interested you better act now.

Some of the obvious changes are yellow paint (wow), lowered, short stalk turn signals, different rear sets, and a polished frame. I'm guessing this one is too far removed from stock to be worth much more than a plain Jane ZX7 which are usually priced between $3,000 and $3,500.

Here's the quote from the listing:

-VERY RARE ZX7RR MODEL, ONLY 500 BELIEVED TO BE MADE
- 750CC, 4 CYLINDER, 6 SPEED, WATER COOLED, 4 VALVE PER CYLINDER
- NEW TIRES FRONT & REAR, DUNLOP SPORT MAX QUALIFIER 190/50 & 120/70 ZR17
- BLACK ENKEI 17" WHEELS
- NISSIN CALIPERS, 6 PISTON DUALS FRONT & 4 PISTON REAR, NEW STAINLESS BRAKE LINES
- ADJUSTABLE REAR SUSPENSION WITH LOWERING LINKS
- NEW SPROCKET AND CHAIN INSTALLED
- KEIHIN 41MM CARBS, UPGRADED FROM 39MM
- COMPLETE HINDLE STEALTH EXHAUST
- K & N AIR FILTER
- NGK IRIDIUM PLUGS CR9EIX
- FRESH 20W - 50 OIL & FILTER
- NEW BATTERY
- PEARL YELLOW PAINT W/ CUSTOM LETTERING
- SOLO TAIL FEATURED ONLY ON RR MODEL
- SPARE PAINTED FRONT & REAR FAIRINGS
- LED SIGNALS IN THE REAR
- POLISHED ALUMINUM FRAME
- MINOR DAMAGE ON RIGHT FAIRING (IN PIC)
- 28,490 KMS (17,700 miles)

I'm really at a loss for words on this one, but thought that maybe, just maybe someone out there would have an interest in it.

Let us know if you pick it up.

Cheers!

dd

Kawasaki November 17, 2009 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR #665

1996 zx7rr on Toronto Kijiji

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Here we have another Homologation Superbike for sale. This one isn't in perfect, unmolested condition, but it is the real deal and is showing 12,100km or 7,500 miles which is pretty low considering the age.

Quotes from the seller:

OFFERING - In 1996 Kawasaki made a world superbike homologamation of 1500 worldwide & 500 of them to North America. I have #665 of 1500 worldwide. The bike is a race bike in street clothing. You will HEAR the flatside carbs, you will be in 1st gear for awhile so feather it when you take off, its made to run. I am 46 and was planning on racing it, (sold separetly from the bike )I have full race fairings & doublebubble, both brand new only installed to predrill holes.

It's no secret that we love 90's homologation sport bikes on this site. This RR obviously isn't a garage queen and with a polishsed frame and swing arm it would be near impossible to restore to stock. It does offer low mileage and stock plastics, but with what appears to be some damage or tape on the fairing. This could make a great daily driver or weekend road warrior, but the owner seems to really like it with an asking price of $10,000.00 (assuming Canadian $). We've had a few zx7rr's on RSBFS lately and one that was perfect with all the necessary goods to be in a museum that sold for $9,855.00. These still put a smile on my face when I see one for sale and let me remember the days of Scott Russell, Akira Yanagawa and Doug Chandler on board ripping it up on the race tracks.

dd

Kawasaki May 2, 2016 posted by

The Definitive 750 Kawasaki? 1996 ZX7RR N1

Say Nebraska to most people and they will probably think of something to do with football or Warren Buffett or crops.  Fortunately rare sportbike fandom knows no geographical limit and here to prove it is a 1996 ZX7RR that the seller indicates is coming out a large collection in Nebraska.

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1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR on eBay

Pristine versions of the ZX7RR are increasing in value very quickly and with good reason; the RR (also referred to as the N1 or Muzzy edition) is probably the ultimate iteration of Kawasaki's ZX7 line.  The ZX7RR was built to meet the homologation requirements of the late 1990's which said race bikes had to be based on versions for the street.  The result was a bike that was quite a step up in performance from the standard 750cc ZX7.

I am not saying the standard ZX7 street bike was lacking but the ZX7RR had lots of top shelf/track oriented components that the standard bike didn't get.  These included things like an adjustable steering head, larger flatside carburetors, upgrades to the front forks, rear shocks and brakes and lots of carbon fiber.

For anyone who is interested in the development history of the ZX7RR, check out the embedded video below

A lot of ZX7RR machines went straight to the track where they were stripped of their street items and raced hard or crashed.  Also it was the 1990's so a lot of people made changes to their bikes such as flush mounted turn signals, aftermarket exhausts and chopped rear fenders.   All of this means finding one today in good condition with the majority the OEM street bits on it/available is becoming quite difficult.

This particular ZX7RR looks to be very clean and perhaps more importantly, looks to have all the the OEM equipment including the windscreen, exhaust, turn signals and uncut rear license plate assembly.  Its not perfect as the seller indicates and I did notice what looks like a paint chip on the front wheel (possibly from leaking brake fluid?) but overall it looks great.

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Here is a summary of what the seller has to say:

  • Production #38 of 500*
  • Has 4400 original miles
  • Has been freshened & tuned and is ready to ride (NOTE:  Color of the fluid in the brake master cylinder seems to support this - MARTY)
  • When not ridden has spent all its life indoors
  • Had a full muzzy titanium exhaust installed on it shortly after it was new but the factory pristine exhaust has been re-installed and the exhaust hanger currently on it will be replaced with the correct original for the new owner
  • Currently has no battery however a new one will be provided for the new owner
  • The tail appears to have scratches in the pictures but it is just the sun reflection.  There are two cracks shown in the pictures one way down on the bottom of the left side fairing under the bike and one on the right side by the side scoop, both very easily repaired

*NOTE:  The actual production numbers of the ZX7RR/N1 are a bit unclear; my research found references to only 500 total produced in a single year run (1996 only) but I also found references to a production run of about 1300 worldwide across 1996 and 1997 with the 500 number being what was brought into the USA.  

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Now for the question- what is the realistic price for one of these pieces of late 1990's homologation goodness?  Well we have posted a few of these previously on RSBFS and prices are definitely on an upswing.   Available for around $6,000 USD just a few years ago, prices now seem to range between around $10,000 USD for a lightly used but not completely stock unit to over $17,000 USD for a NOS version last year.  The seller has indicated he will end the auction early if a price is met and bikes like this tend to get reposted on several websites so I do expect this one to move/not be relisted.  If the ZX7RR is on your list for acquisition, this might be your chance.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

ADDENDUM:  For the readers who have sent us message/posted comments about RSBFS posts being reposted on other websites without credit (ex- thecherrycreeknews) we were already aware of this but thanks for the notes.

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