Posts by tag: ZX7

Kawasaki November 21, 2014 posted by

Into Zed Darkness: 1989 ZX7 Ninja, 1992 ZX11 Ninja

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Here we have two excellent examples of the Kawasaki early 90's Ninja family, a first generation ZX7 with only! 7000 miles and a pristine 1992 ZX11.


Here is the 1st one, a Dark 1989 ZX7.

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1989 Ninja 750 for sale on ebay

Back in 1989 Kawasaki launched their 750cc sportbike, the ZX7 H1. The ZX7 line (known as the ZXR outside of the us) started with the "H" models and it looked uncannily like the first model of the ZXR-7 racer. The 750cc Kawasaki ZX7 was probably the definitive pure sportbike configuration for Kawasaki until the ZX9 was introduced; sure there were other Ninja's in their product range including the excellent ZX-6 and ZX-11 but the 750cc model was more powerful and less buzzy than the 600cc version while still a pure sportbike/not a partially sport touring oriented machine like the 1100cc.

For the 1st year/1989 model year, Kawasaki offered three bodywork paint schemes- a basic black, a red/silver/black combo and the color scheme that would come to be defined with the ZX7, a green/white/blue combination. While the green/white/blue combo bikes have become quite the collectors item, the other color scheme bikes didn't sell as well here in the states and are actually rarer to find in pristine condition.

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This particular ZX7 is an extremely pristine 1989 Ninja 750 with the black bodywork. The seller indicates a mileage level of 7000 miles (yes you read that right) and that the bike is completely stock. This seems to be one of those bikes that was bought by someone in their youth, ridden for a few seasons and then just tucked away.   I would expect a full maintenance would be needed, including new tires, all fluids and possibly a chain.

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So whats this 1st generation ZX7 worth?   Well, the $5,000 USD asking price is well over KBB values but prices for the first generation ZX7 are definitely climbing and finding one this pristine is going to be a truly rare occurrence..  This might be a smart acquisition for someone looking to add a 1st generation ZX7 to their collection..also this bike could probably be converted to the more desirable Green/White/Blue via the purchase of an aftermarket bodykit or a repaint if the purchaser so desired.


Here is the 2nd one, a Dark 1992 Kawsasaki ZX11 with 16,405 miles

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1992 Ninja ZX11 for sale on ebay

As previously posted here on RSBFS,  the ZX11 D model was probably THE definitive big sportbike.   Even thought it wasn't a hardcore sportbike/track-oriented machine, the ZX11 was frequently faster than other brands race reps and could be used as a sport touring machine due to it having a center stand, civilized dual seat, 200-mile tank range and full gauge cluster (including a  clock!)   The ZX11 was the fastest production motorcycle for six years, from its introduction in 1990 through 1995.

Like the earlier posted ZX7, this particular ZX11 comes with the dark scheme of black bodywork with purple highlights and looks to be in excellent condition.  The only flaw I was able to spot was some rust on the line going to the rear brake caliper which isn't too surprising given its location in Illinois.

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Here is some of what the seller has to say.

  • A 1992 Kawasaki Ninja. 1052cc.
  • Bike is very well maintained and clean, runs great.
  • Bought it from second owner a month ago and wanted to ship it out of the country but couldn't due to customs requirements.
  • The bike has near new tires, brake pads, and battery.
  • It comes with a charger, corbin seat, and it's original seat, and a cable lock.
  • It only has 16K plus miles, and is a speed devil.
  • All systems are up to date, including oil change.
  • Very minor scratches, no dents or dings.
  • Garage kept.

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So what's this big black and purple beastly worth? Buy-It-Now price is a bit above KBB but the seller is asking less than the ZX7 featured earlier in this post. The price actually seems reasonable given the condition and the fact that this isn't a first gen ZX11 (its a D model). Personally I prefer this big ZX11 over the ZX7, especially the integrated turn signals that are kind of like rocket tail fins. The big Ninja could certainly be a bike for any rider who is a bit more "mature" but still wants to have people say "WTF was that thing that just blew by us?"

- Marty/Dallaslavowner

Into Zed Darkness:   1989 ZX7 Ninja, 1992 ZX11 Ninja
Kawasaki October 18, 2014 posted by

Nice Ninja: 1989 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja H1

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Just a quick post this time. This is a 1989 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja H1. This is the 2nd generation of Kawasaski 750cc ZX/Ninja bikes and the slightly hotted-up version of these (the 750R) would be used as the basis for the bikes ridden by Scott Russell in 1990 to win hat won the AMA 750 Supersport Championship. This is the non-R/street version and looks to be in pristine shape.

Note: While the H1 version isn't currently as collectable as the later R versions, they do seem to be starting to appreciate and are certainly easier to use on a daily basis as their engines aren't tuned as high.

1989 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja H1 for sale on Ebay

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Here is what the seller had to say about the bike:

"You are bidding on a very nice all original 1989 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7. These bikes are pretty rare and are becoming highly collectible in their original shape. This bike is one of the better examples you will see. Take a look at the pics and you will see just how nice it is. It actually looks better in person.
The only change has been made to the bike is the Yoshimura pipe, everything else is very original. This bike runs strong and everything works. As you can see the paint is in great shape and still has lots of high gloss. The seats are in excellent shape as well. There is a small scrape on the left side of fairing, however there are no cracks or rips in the fairings. The bike has recently been tuned and it fires up and shifts with no problems. The battery is new as well oil changes and maintenance. The tires are still in decent shape. I do hold a clear title on the bike. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I do have bike advertised with a few local clubs and reserve the right to end the auction early if the bike is sold. "

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Its certainly is nice to see one of these that hasn't been hacked apart, repainted or had its frame/wheels polished. Mileage is listed as about 18,000 miles but the 750 engine was the configuration with most development effort behind it and was pretty much bulletproof. The bike would definitely need some new tires, also the brake fluid looks a little dark in pictures but seller indicates recent fluids so it may just be the lighting in the pictures or slightly older pictures?

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So what's it worth? Well since the late 80's/early 90's 750cc configuration seems to be hot right now, its not really surprising the bid price is already over KBB retail and the reserve isn't met yet. Personally I think this is probably going to appeal more to someone who wants to relive a bit of their misspent youth than a serious collector or perhaps someone who wants to introduce a youngster into what it was like "back-in'the-day".

-marty/dallaslavowner

Nice Ninja:   1989 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja H1
Kawasaki August 24, 2014 posted by

H2 project: 1990 KAWASAKI ZX7 H2

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Not so long ago you could tell a motorcycle brand simply by the colors of the bodywork.  Laverdas were orange, Ducati's were red, Suzukis were blue and white, and Kawasaki were always green.  Most motorcycle manufacturers have moved away from this signature color scheme philosophy so today you will see red Hondas, orange Kawasakis etc.  When I saw this 1990 Kawasaki ZX7 with the classic green/white/blue bodywork it piqued my interest and after reading the auction I found out not only was this a Kawasaki 750cc Ninja with a Muzzy exhaust system, it was an H2 model.

1990 Kawasaki 750 H2

The 1990 Kawasaki 750 H2 is becoming a highly collectable bike.  The H2 inherited most of the Racekit engine mods found on the ZXR-7 racebike so although the H2 looks very similar to the H1 (both had the ram air snorkel tubes), both engine and frame underwent a lot of changes and parts are often not interchangeable with the H1.

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This particular bike looks to be in good condition but there seems to be some evidence of roadrash on the lower fairings and frame.  According to the seller the bike was recently taken out of  5 years of storage so it will need to be tuned  and a full service before it is road ready.

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The good news is the seller says the exhaust is a full "muzzy" system with a stage 2 jet kit with k&n filter.  The seller also includes a good amount of high res pics and seems to be honest about the condition of the bike.

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The bad news is the seller indicates the front fairings were poorly repainted at some point in the past , the lower fairings have some scrapes, and the seat tail has a couple hair line cracks in it, also a seat rip.  There is also some rust on a few bolts in the pics and the mileage is at 26k so its been ridden a fair amount.  Then again, this bike is almost 25 years old so expecting it to be pristine are pretty low.

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Also, KBB lists the retail value for one of these in good condition as about $2500 and the current bidding is close to that with the reserve not yet met so the seller may have unrealistic expectations on what its worth.

Basically it seems like an H2 in need of a light restoration but given the rarity of these bikes, this might be a value pickup for someone who enjoys wrenching and light restoring.

-marty

 

 

H2 project: 1990 KAWASAKI ZX7 H2
Kawasaki June 17, 2014 posted by

No Reserve H1: 1989 Kawasaki ZX7 for sale in New York

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The big green machines are very popular here on RSBFS. While not nearly as rare as imported smokers or hand-made Italian exotica, the ZX7 H1 models defines everything that is right about sportbike evolution. Fast and looking like it just came off of the track, this generation of Ninja cemented Kawasaki's reputation for delivering cutting-edge sport bikes that worked in the real world. Fast forward 25 years (yes, it has been that long!) and these fluorescent missiles still look every bit the business. While the last ZX7 we listed had but 2,300 miles, this particular example has a few more - but still fewer than 8,000! Can you give it a good home?

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1989 Kawasaki ZX7 H1 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
1989 Kawasaki ZX7. 7973 original miles. Completely original and unmodified except for new tires. I purchased this bike from the 63 year old original owner in 2011 with 7400 miles. Exceptional condition, runs perfect, and never dropped. All documentation including copy of original title, original dealership bill of sale, warranty card, unopened owners manual, original sales brochure, both original keys, under seat factory tool kit, factory service manual, etc included. Clear Florida title.

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This bike looks very, very sano. With only two owners in the books, very few miles for the age, and all of the extras this bike is ripe for the picking. The auction has no reserve set, and the seller has set an opening bid of $7,000. That feels a bit high to start out with, but without a reserve the seller is certainly trying to protect his investment. Given how the bike looks, I can't say I blame him - although it might dampen bidding enthusiasm. Check it out here and let us know what you think!

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No Reserve H1:  1989 Kawasaki ZX7 for sale in New York
Kawasaki June 10, 2014 posted by

Worth Saving: 1989 Kawasaki ZX7 with just 2,300 Miles!

1989 Kawasaki ZX7 for sale

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX7 was a major player in the 750 class back in the 90's and it all started back in 1989 with the "H" models (called ZX7 in the US). The H1 looked uncannily like the first model of the ZXR-7 racer which would be ridden to the championship just a few years later. This particular example has a few stone chips that can be seen on the embedded video and has been modded a bit in the turn signal and headlight area. It also has a painted frame (which apparently can be removed) and an aftermarket exhaust. But it has new tires and low miles so perhaps it will migrate from its home in Florida to a new home that can bring it closer to original condition.

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1989 Kawasaki ZX7 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

Auctioning off a very Rare and hard to find all original 1989 Kawasaki ZX7 H1 750 Ninja...Bike is like new with only 2318 miles on it !

Previous owner blacked out the frame with matte black spray paint(not permanent) that's easily reversible. I stripped off the right side.

Original frame paint is still there in tact.

Comes off easy enough with some laquer thinner and some patience or tape it up and black it out again. Looks good either way.

Mechanically it is in excellent condition with New Michelin Pilots front and rear...Just serviced with synthetic fluids, new plugs,

carbs cleaned, sync'd and is 100% turn key. This bike is in near excellent condition for 25 yrs old..

Owners manual, original tools and helmet that came with it in 89' are included.

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Worth Saving:  1989 Kawasaki ZX7 with just 2,300 Miles!
Kawasaki November 12, 2013 posted by

A 10 Of A ZX: 1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R

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OK, I'll go 9.99 because I know there are a couple still out there in crates but lets be realistic;  this is about as good as it gets.  So, for those that didn't pull the trigger on last few ZX-7R's we posted, warm those check books up.

1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R for sale on eBay

What the seller is saying about it:

1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R K2 Ninja, 800 miles. I've owned the bike since 2007, bought it from a Kawasaki dealer's personal collection. The bike is completely stock except for the following; the carb needles are shimmed .040" to help the rideability, and the tires were new in 2007 (Dunlop Sportmax Qualifiers - 8 miles on them total). Although I've only put 8 miles on the bike since I've owned it, I start it 2 to 3 times each summer and let it warm up to keep things lubricated. This bike is one of 7 older sportbikes that I own - none of them are getting a lot of miles on them. All the necessary things are there to distinguish it from the standard ZX-7; aluminum tank, flatslide carbs, close ratio gearbox, etc... I have 2 original keys, owners manual, service manual, complete toolkit and sales brochure.

There is nothing forcing the sale of this bike, but I'll let it go for the right price. Buyer is responsible for pick up or shipping of the bike.

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800 mile fresh.  I really don't remember another one like this.

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There really isn't anything to discuss.  If you want a rare Kawi from the 90's that looks like it just came out of the showroom, this is it.

Click here for the auction.

Ian

A 10 Of A ZX:  1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R