Wishing it were an RR or an L homologation from the WSBK-winning 1993 model year won't make it so, but best to appreciate a carefully maintained J2 for what it is - a 93 hp 750cc nicely equipped, with great 2nd generation styling and classic graphics.
First introduced in 1988, the ZXR-750 / ZX7 was a long runner for Kawasaki until 2003. Peeking out from the endurance fairing is the frame that made it all possible, a double perimeter hybrid of stamped and cast aluminum, with similarly fabricated swingarm. The engine had been updated for 1991 and was unchanged for 1992. An early adopter of upside-down forks, these are 43mm. The rear Uni-Track pushrod system sported a re-valved monoshock, reviewed as a big improvement from 1991. Brakes are overbuilt if that's possible, with dual 320mm front disks and 240mm rear. Now-classic bodywork has twin headlights leading the way, with air intakes below the mirror bases, providing cool air if not ram-air.
Not without miles at 27.5K, this J2 looks awfully nice, and though not described, there must've been a paint shop in its recent history. Maintenance hasn't been ignored, with lots of new wear parts. A spare color-matched seat is also supplied. The owner says the only squawk is the broken speedo needle, an easy repair for an instrument shop. From the eBay auction:
I purchased this zx7 with just under 18,000 miles around 5yrs ago, from california. I rode it quite regularly for 2 summers and then just on weekends off and on the last 2 summers. The bike has been well maintained. I have service records from my local kawasaki dealer to show the work performed.Recent work/parts:New front tireNew front and rear sprocketsNew chainNew cush driveNew fuel pump (2 summers ago)New battery (last summer)Front forks rebuilt this spring
Though our more knowledgeable and sharper-eyed readers will find other foibles, this Ninja seems to be a bargain route to the sportbike affliction, packing about 90 percent of the fun into a fraction of the possible spending. Not registering much on the rarity meter, but most 90's Ninjas are a fright of frame sliders, half-completed mods and helicopter tape. Maintenance records from five years are a welcome addition. The lack of customizing and overall clean presentation make this ZX-7R worthy of a second look...