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Kleen Klassic Kawi: 1992 Kawasaki ZX-7 for Sale

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This post is in our archives. Links in this post have been updated to point to similar bikes available to bid on eBay.

1992 Kawasaki ZX7 L Front

Kawasaki’s ZX-7 Ninja was known in other markets as the ZXR750, although I’m really not clear on why. Calling your “Fireblade” a “CBR900” makes plenty of sense if your target audience is more excited by technical names than by evocative ones. But shuffling a couple letters and numbers around doesn’t send a very different message… When I was younger, these were just too green for me to lust after, although these days I love the bright, non-metallic green and white scheme.

1992 Kawasaki ZX7 R Side Fairing

The ZX-7’s 748cc inline-four followed the hallowed traditions laid down by Superbike homologation requirements and convention: four cylinders, sixteen valves, liquid cooling, six-speed gearbox, hung from a twin-spar aluminum frame. The resulting 109hp means that, on paper at least, this bike would lose out to a much lighter modern 600, as you’d likely expect: tempus fugit. But the 56lb-ft of torque, while not a performance metric sportbike manufacturers typically brag about, mean that the ZX-7 is also blessed with a rich midrange that might surprise some of your buddies on less vintage sportbikes.

1992 Kawasaki ZX7 Clocks

Built between 1989 and 1994, this particular version of the ZX-7 was a follow up to the somewhat flawed H1 and H2 versions of the bike produced between 1989 and 1991.  Those early ZX-7s were saddled with an engine that was a carryover from the previous generation of Kawasaki sportbikes, along with a famously stiff rear suspension. The J model bikes that came along in 1991 rectified both of these problems and the bikes saw more success on track. In spite of the issues with the earliest versions and the fact that the bike had grown very long in the tooth by the time production ended, the Kawasaki ZX-7 was a popular machine, and always made a great roadbike: highly-communicative front ends, strong brakes, and impressive mid-corner stability helped to overcome weight issue on the final versions, while a primitive slipper clutch and a positive neutral finder probably had Ducati owners green with envy…

1992 Kawasaki ZX7 L Fairing

But as with many Japanese sportbikes of the 1980s and 1990s, most were abused, crashed, and generally neglected, making high-quality, low-mileage examples like this one very difficult to find today, and prices have risen noticeably over the past few years as collectors begin to snap up the good ones.

From the original eBay listing: 1992 Kawasaki ZX-7 for Sale

Here is a great 1992 Zx7 for sale with low 10k miles. I recently bought this bike because I wanted a classic sportbike to ride on weekends but this one is just too nice to rack up mileage on in my opinion so it will go to a new owner that can do as they please. This bike has NEVER been tracked or raced. Always Adult owned and loved / babied.

These bikes are getting harder and harder to find in this condition and low mileage, as many private collectors and investors are buying them up and hanging on to them. This bike, as many of you know, will only appreciate it value if kept in its current condition. This would be an AWESOME display bike in a man cave or office, but it is also completely ready to ride.

The brake and clutch fluid reservoir caps were replaced with chrome ones in the 90s ( I have originals in good condition will go with bike), There was a “zxforce” green tinted windscreen installed,  maybe a couple other very small things, Otherwise bike is very stock. Everything works, lights, horn, turn signals, dash indicator lights etc… Bike has a brand new set of Michelin Pilot Power tires mounted and balanced. ~400$ value. Bike comes with manual and original tool kit as well.

The new owner will also receive a Bunch of VERY NICE (some never even worn) matching gear with the bike, Shoei Helmet, 1 piece Teknic track suit, full Teknic rain suit, Intrepid cross country jacket, two pairs of Teknic gloves, Teknic boots etc.. If you don’t want the gear I can take some off the final price (contact me for details)

This bike has always been garaged which is very apparent when you see it, no sun fading anywhere. Paint and decals are all original. Have Clean NV title and keys in hand ready for new owner, currently registered into 2017.

1992 Kawasaki ZX7 Controls

Bidding is very active on this bike but is currently just north of $2,000 and far below where it will likely end up. It’s no garage-queen, but this bike looks like it’s been well cared-for by a sympathetic owner and the bike is mercifully free of the polished-frame nonsense that was inflicted on these bikes. The green-tinted screen is very tacky, but easily replaced if it’s not to your taste. I always thought those little wings on the tail were aftermarket additions, but they appear to have been original. Grab handle? Stylistic flourish? I’m not sure, but I’d be finding some way to remove it if I owned one of these…

-tad

1992 Kawasaki ZX7 L Side

13 Comments

  • nice bike, but that green tinted windscreen has got to go

  • Nice classic ZX7 Tad! Just a couple minor bits of model info that might help you out in those descriptions…89 H1 90 H2 91-92 J 93-95 L.

    • Glad you guys liked it! I was a little concerned it wasn’t rare enough, but these are pretty cool. Funny, just yesterday I saw one just like this one in the back of a pickup on the 101 freeway. Looked great in green and white.

  • A couple of years back they were more readily available but good clean examples have become extremely difficult to find. I was on the hunt for a while.

    On ebay Australia there’s currently a new (still in crate) H2 and it’s over $21,000 atm reserve not met.

    Eternally attractive bikes (in green) and most certainly on the radar of collectors.

  • I drooled so effing hard on magazines when this bike came out. Jesus. It was the most beastly bike with the coolest graphics that had been released since the 86 blue and white Gixxer. Probably not that much fun to ride at this point, but always a looker.

  • I actually LIKE the green windscreen but I don’t think it;s green enough! I had one of these in the early 90s with a L-P fluorescent bright screen on it which looked like it was hooked up to a battery or something the way it glowed. Loved that screen too.

    • It’s funny, these old ZX-7s look great in classic Kawi green but I really hate Kawasaki’s modern metallic green for the same reason you mention. Like it’s trying to be a sophisticated color but, in reality, it’s NOT GREEN ENOUGH.

  • Price is at $6800 with little time left on the auction. Is it just my imagination, or have the price of good quality bikes really increased a lot this summer.

    • It’s not your imagination. When the eBay reminder hit me just now I did a double take!

      dc

    • Dear guys my age (around 40) that lusted over these superbikes when we were young and poor…STOP DRIVING THE PRICES UP SO WE CAN ALL RELIVE OUR YOUTH!

      Sincerely,
      Signed-
      A guy that STILL can’t afford them after 25 years.

    • $7,950! Congratulations to buyer and seller!

  • Wow. I sure am glad I picked up my low mileage all original 1991 a couple of years ago. I certainly couldn’t afford the prices today. Beautiful bike!

  • These bikes are going for big $$ in the usa.

    In Australia, there’s so few decent examples around its becoming really difficult to buy anything worth owning and forget about finding anything with low mileage or undamaged. RR model are essentially extinct here. The crated h2 is a one off and not the best model imho.

    Agree with love2lean however it comes down to the old “supply vs demand” dilemma. Ppl in our age group are hunting them down for nostalgia and few exist that are worth paying for.

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