Posts by Category: Kawasaki

Aprilia January 1, 2010 posted by

1999 Aprilia RS50 With KDX200 Swap

Located in Acworth, Georgia is a 1999 Aprilia RS50 with a 200cc motor.  Normally, replacement motors and motor swaps aren't something we share on RSBFS but I'm all for putting a big--relatively--two stroke in a street bike.  This RS50 is now powered by a Kawasaki KDX200 which gives out around twenty-seven horsepower.  The bike is titled and registered as a moped (as a 50cc bike).  The bike comes with a fitted Penske shock with remote reservoir and front suspension set-up.  The asking price is $2,000.  I don't doubt this bike is a hoot and all the work has already been done on it.  If you're interested in this type of bike, see it on Craigslist here.

And a couple videos (the sound is very low):

Start & run

First ride

AG

Kawasaki December 29, 2009 posted by

1989 Kawasaki ZX-7 —— Rare Survivor

Our RSBFS Scout Jim is at it again and once again he has sent us a beauty.

A 1989 ZX-7 survivor with only 5821 miles and it looks fantastic! Located in Greensboro, NC this 20 year old gem looks to be all stock down to the rear mud flap that is still in tact.

Most of these were either trashed, bashed or crashed on the track, but this one somehow escaped the torture.

The 89'/90' (H1/H2) ZX-7's weren't produced in the 7R Homologation versions like the 91'/92' (K1/K2), but the H1/H2 represent Kawasaki's first steps into the modern Replica Racer era. Kawasaki built a winner out of the box with the ZX-7 and in 1990 Doug Chandler won the AMA Super Bike Championship in only it's second year of production.

Just in case anyone wants to know... These babies produced a whopping 84hp at the rear wheel and weighed in at over 500lb wet. Now, that is not so good by today's standards, but wasn't too shabby back in the day.

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Seller says:

This bike is a true collector's item. Completely factory and in pristine condition. Must see to believe!

The owner has a lofty price of $8,999.00 on Kawasaki's first year Super Bike. That is pretty steep considering the 7R I posted, that had everything going for it, only sold for $9,855.00. Now, I know there are some die hard ZX fans that follow our site so if your collection is missing the 89' give these guys a ring see what can be worked out.

Cheers!

dd

Cagiva December 24, 2009 posted by

MidAmerica Auctions, Inc. January 7-9 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is an odd post as it isn't about a specific bike in the sale but there will be some very interesting ones available (to name just a few):

  • 1967 Aermacchi CRTT
  • 1971 Benelli 250 Cafe Racer
  • 2000 Cagiva Mito
  • 1978 Ducati Super Sport
  • 1958 Gilera 125 Race
  • And much, much more.

It's worth looking at the current consignment list to see if there is something in there for you--there is everything from vintage road racers and flat trackers to Harley's.  Remember, it's not too late, you can always phone in a bid.  See the bid list here. See the MidAmerica Auctions, Inc. website here.

AG

Kawasaki December 20, 2009 posted by

Doug Chandler’s 2007 ZX-10 AMA Superbike on ebay!

Everything looks to be authentic on this ex-AMA racer. This baby is sitting and being offered, for what I would think is a steal, at $8,500 B.I.N.! The spares package alone is worth more than half of the B.I.N. price. The seller has posted up numerous pictures for your consideration. I posted up half of them below. Even if your not interested in buying an AMA racer you shold go look at the spares this one is being sold with.

Seller says:

2007 KAWASAKI ZX10 AMA SUPERBIKE DOUG CHANDLER
Vehicle Description

This is Doug Chandlers AMA Superbike wth all the trimmings. Im making this a one for all deal including everything associated with this bike here is the list.

1.55mm Marzocchi Fork with pressurized reservoirs Custom made CNC tripple clamps made in Italy for these special forks.

2. Exact magnesium Wheels

3. Racing large capacity radiator

4. Quick shift

5. Sato rear sets

6. Team Kawi Factory full Titanium exhaust system ( Also have Muzzy titanium short pipes)

7. Hot Bodies full prep ready to shoot complete Race bodywork

8. 5 front end stands

9. 6 Rear stands

10 2 sets of Chickenhawk tire warmers

11. 1 set of Pirelli superbike raceslicks

12. 2 stock gas tanks ( 1 black 1 green )

13. Complete stock exhaust

14.2 sets of galfer superbike wave rotors ( Front end )

15.1 pack AFAM racing rear sprockets

16. stock forks

17.stock airbox

18. stock trottle cable

19.stock rear shock

20 stock radiator

21 Ohlins rear shock

22 AIM Lap timer

23 Custom made Carbon fiber Air snorkle with battery mount

24.Special chain adjuster

25.PVM front brake Calipers

26.stainless brake lines

27. Brembo master cyclinder and brake lever

28.Carbon fiber FC FUEL TANK ( Thats on the bike )

29. # 2 Race motor ( Built by former Muzzy mechanic )

30. GRP steering stabilizer and stock ohlins too

Carbon Fibre gas tank, Full Team Kawi Titanium exhaust, Quick Shifter, Marzocchi Fork with pressurized reservoirs Custom made CNC triple clamps, extra Superbike motor are a few of the tid bits that caught my eye. Anyone care to guess how much the Marzocchi forks cost? Race bikes are always cool finds and this one is no exception. I am especially proud to give Kawasaki's some love on our site because they receive the least out of the Japan Big 4. This will only make the 11th Kawasaki we've featured on our site.

dd

Kawasaki December 6, 2009 posted by

Kawasaki KR-1

Located in Ayr, Ontario Canada is a Kawasaki KR-1 of unknown year.  Unfortunately, this bike is located in Canada which makes it difficult (to say the least) for anyone in the U.S. but it is in North America so I guess our readers should be aware!  Seller doesn't state much other than general facts about the KR-1 line.  However, it looks to be stock and in good condition--excluding the fact that it shows some oxidation and the tank looks to have been repainted--from the photos with the odometer showing 11,278km (7,007mi).  The asking price is $3,000--not stated as USD or CAD.  See the bike on North American Two Strokes here.

002-3003-2004

AG

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