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Museum Quality? – Pristine 1989 Kawasaki ZX-7

1989 Kawasaki ZX-7 on eBay

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The Kawasaki ZX-7 H1 represents a vital period for Kawasaki.  With Superbike racing really taking off, Suzuki had thrown down the gauntlet with the revolutionary GSX-R 750 and the other manufacturers were trying hard to catch up.  Everybody knows the age old racing mantra of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” and Kawasaki wanted a piece of Suzuki’s sales.  Enter the ZX-7.  Sporting a solid 105hp, soon to be legendary front end stability and maybe a slightly too harsh rear shock, Kawasaki was back in the game.  The great looks didn’t hurt either!

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If you’ve been nostalgic for a while and are really serious about adding a collector quality ZX-7 to your stable, this one deserves a serious look.   With just one owner, low miles and all of those hard to find stock bits still intact, you begin to appreciate what you are looking at here.  Over the years and throughout their lifetimes, many ZX-7s saw their owners remove things like the original signals, reflectors, chain guards and mudflaps in an effort to save a few pounds.  Collectors and restorers know how hard those things are to find these days.  This one is still on it’s original tires! (good for the collector, bad for the rider).
Please check out the seller’s full description here: 1989 Kawasaki ZX-7 on eBay

ORIGINAL OWNER, 1989 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX7 WITH 7000 ORIGINAL MILES.  THIS BIKE IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION, JUST LIKE IT ROLLED OUT OF THE SHOWROOM AND ALL ORIGINAL.  STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL TIRES.  NOTHING HAS BEEN CHANGED OR MODIFIED.  THIS IS A MUSEUM PIECE, AN EXAMPLE OF A TRUE SURVIVOR. BIKE STARTS AND RUNS EXCELLENT, EVERYTHING WORKS LIKE THEY SHOULD.  GOT THE ORIGINAL TOOL KIT OWNERS MANUAL AND EVEN A FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL.

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17 Comments

  • I think these bikes are rare, collectibles, and undervalued. Finding those examples like this I’ll be sure to appreciate in the future.

  • Finally, one that I am unable to find fault with. But the price reflects this.

    • If you read the seller’s feedback, it is obvious the seller is a dealer flipping the bike, and not the original owner. Some less than happy customers as well.

  • Gorgeous, would love to have this bike in my collection. I am torn between this and the 1991/92 ZXR for collectability. I think that this one would make a better daily rider if you were inclined.

  • Love it! Most of these and others were “improved” through immaturity and a Lockhart Phillips cataloge. Especially when your buddy just got a new one with a 190 and you still had the 180. You tore off everything you could from the tail trying to look cool again. Looking back I was an idiot!

  • Looks like the owner has put some type of stickers on both sides of blue lowers.

    • Bob… those are factory

    • I’m not an expert but if I remember correctly those stickers are factory. I believe they are a Japanese symbol of some sort but I’m sure someone on here would know better than I.
      Regardless… It’s an awesome bike. Wish I had one. I’m a Honda fan first and foremost but these older ZX-7s are right up there for me.

    • Stickers on lowers were factory and made of a reflective material.

    • Yep, factory decals. They were easier to see on the black model. Never did hear what they meant.

      Perhaps “Hoover” in Japanese?

  • Same condition of ZX-7 sold for 8900 few years ago.
    I guess seller will earn more, if he deos an standard auction, not buy it know, or offer.

  • In the past few months, I’ve noticed that the writeups here only sometimes include prices… IIRC it used to be that all of the writeups had a price/mileage included with them. I really appreciated that feature as I only seldom go visit the auction listing itself.

    In any case, this bike is listed at $8,500 and shows 7,091 miles on the odometer. Thanks for picking up the listing; it’s a gorgeous machine.

  • I can’t remember the last time I saw an 89 this clean and original. Very nice!

  • I have a 1990 with 45,000…..this one is in great shape, missing the exhaust flange and two springs just forward of the can.

  • I really want to buy this bike but I just can’t get over the feedback on ebay. I was recently sold a “perfect, needs nothing” Ducati for top dollar and it literally took me 3.5 months and countless hours to get it on the street. Dumba** painted parts of it with that black rubber crap, stripped bolts, broken clutch basket and only 3000 miles! I’ll never buy another bike without some reassurances and at 8000 plus, be careful! I’ll keep bidding on the RC instead although it’s almost out of my grasp 🙁

  • Been looking for a 1990 in black for years.
    Bought a black1990 fzr 600 instead because salesman didnt call me back.
    Damn his hide to hades! The black version was beautifull!

  • wow, 7000 miles on the original tires? did they really last that long then?

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