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GreenPinkBlue: 1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7 in TX

To go along with the 1993 Ducati Superlight posted earlier this week, here is a 1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7 located in central Texas.

The fashion/color schemes from the early 90’s seem to be back in vogue, with people again wearing clothes with almost fluorescent level green, pink and blue hues. Early 1990’s sportbikes bikes were also fitted with some “extra-vibrant” color/graphics packages, with examples ranging from the eye bleeding Yamaha 600 Vance & Hines edition to mergers with existing graphics packages such as the Suzuki GSXR 600 to slight updates to existing color packages such as Kawasaki ZX7.

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1993 Kawasaki ZX7 in Texas for sale on eBay

Here is a nearly new 1993 Kawasaki ZX7. It is important to note this is not the ZX7R/race version, it is the standard street version ZX7. But this isn’t as big a difference as a lot of people think- while there were big differences between the two models in the preceding version, for the 1993-94 versions the only real difference is the close ratio transmission and the suspension setup. Starting in 1993 Kawasaki put the R version bigger cams into the ZX7 standard version along with 38mm Kiehins. Appearance wise the bikes were nearly identical, with the ZX7 having a single air scoop in the front fairing instead of the R’s dual ram air scoops. The ZX7 also had a passenger seat and slightly different tail graphics.

Overall, the ZX7 sold in higher numbers than the ZX7R, in part because they looked almost identical to the ZX7R, but also because they were easier to ride on the street and were significantly less expensive than the R version. Despite the higher number of sales, good condition 1993 ZX7’s don’t pop up for sale that often/are actually quite rare. Perhaps its because back in the 90’s lots of stock ZX7’s were modified or crashed. Fortunately this one looks to be in excellent/OEM condition.

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This particular ZX7 has only 2143 miles. Here is an excerpt from the details of the ebay auction:

  • One owner near mint Kawasaki ZX-7 from a private collection
  • Has been indoors its whole life except for the meager 2000 original miles
  • Has never even had a tire change, has the OG Dunlop Sportmax tires.
  • There is some very slight scratches where the shipper from California to Texas “allegedly” says another bike rubbed it on the road. Other than that one fault this bike is collector ready and is pristine, there is not even a single rock chip on the head piece!
  • This model was only made for three years 93-95 and was the Platform that Won the 1994 World Super Bike title for Kawasaki With Scott Russell on board which can only add to the exclusivity and pedigree.
  • Full Yosh and jetted runs flawlessly
  • Stands not included

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About the only issues I am seeing is that this ZX7 does have a bit of scraping on the riders left side lower fairing. The seller indicates that the scraping occurred during transport from California and given the lack of any other damage/indication of being down, together with the low mileage and the fact that the seller indicates the bike is still on OEM tires, this seems like a plausible explanation for the damage.

Current bid prices are at 4400 USD which is already above the price that previous 1993 ZX7’s on RSBFS have be listed for but this one may continue to be bid up due to mileage and condition. Auction ends in 4 days so whomever ends up with it will have a nice new toy for Christmas.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

9 Comments

  • Sorry Marty but you need a little history lesson on ZXR’s. 93-94 R model bodywork was very similar to the standard 7, other than the solo tail the only difference would be an addition hole in the right fairing to adjust the carburetors. Both models had single ram air inlets. Other subtle difference include adjustable swing arm blocks, FCR carbs, slightly different graphics and as you mentioned close ratio transmission.
    This bike looks to have been dropped on it side, but I’m not telling anyone that’s been around these bike long anything they wouldn’t figure out by themselves.

    • Les-

      Thanks for the correction, I took the info from a previous post and didnt verify it against the specs closely enough.

      As for the damanged fairing, the seller indicates it happened during a move from california. It could be from a drop but I didnt see any other damage such as rear fairing scrapes, bent footpegs or front fairing damage. Perhaps it was a drop while parked/stopped. I think you will agree a drop while the bike is stopped isnt as much as a concern usually as a drop while at speed.

      Even given the damage, the 1993 version doesnt seem to come up for sale that often. The previous earlier version seems to be very collectible at the moment, but these havent started to climb in value yet.

      -Marty

  • I have not seen nice R version for a long time. Where are these ?

  • There is a ’94 ZX7R at the Mecum Auction Las Vegas 2015 (Jan 8-10)

    Also, there is a Very nice ’94 ZX7 in Phoenix (craigslist)

    Cheers

  • “But this isn’t as big a difference as a lot of people think- while there were big differences between the two models in the preceding version, for the 1993-94 versions the only real difference is the close ratio transmission and the suspension setup”

    ZX-7R homologation differences

    – Aluminum gas tank
    – Solo tail section with different subframe
    – compression and rebound adjustable front forks
    – remote reservoir rear shock/progressive linkage
    – Keihin FCR flat slide carbs
    – close ratio transmsion
    – Adjustable swingarm pivot
    …..

  • Hwood851: thanks.That M2 looks nice.

    Ray: not sure about L-M, but 91 ZX7R K1 has different camshafts and tachometer (red 12 500) from standard J.

    • Sure, but the K1 lacks the adjustable swingarm pivot. This features means M1/2 frame are physically different than L1/2/3 frames. By the time the next generation ZX-7RR homologation (N1) is produced, the aluminum tank is gone, but the frame not only has an adjustable swinarm pivot, but also has an adjustable steering head.

      The net: all ZX7 homologation specials, K1, K2, M1, M2 and N1 are significantly different from the regular production bikes. The differences are significant enough to make it expensive and due to the unique frames and VINs impossible to completely replicate one starting from a non-homologation bike. A bit wishful to think a homologation bike isn’t very different from a regular production bike.

  • Back to the bike for sale–I communicated with the seller and the bike is still owned by his friend who is a collector with many bikes that lives in California. The title was signed off in June with a price of $7000 on it. He states it is “an easy DMV fix”. I have no idea why a collector in California would ship this bike to Texas for a friend to sell. It still has California plates. It is a bit confusing to me.

  • Makes me wish I didn’t sell my ’93 ZX7.

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