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Racier Ninja: 1993 Kawasaki ZXR750R M

Known as the ZX-7 in the United States and the ZXR750R in other markets, Kawasaki’s answer to the 1990s class of 750cc superbikes came in a wide variety of specs over its 14-year production cycle, but the early race special bikes are the ones that truly capture imaginations. In 1993, Kawasaki churned out a few hundred nearly race-ready ZXR-750Rs marked with an ‘M’ model designation. Standard bikes were noted with an ‘L.’ What was not a big divide in nameplate signaled a huge difference in spec and performance.

1993 Kawasaki ZXR750R M for sale on eBay

The M bikes rolled out of the factory with a rack of four 39mm flatslide carburetors, a slipper clutch, a close-ratio gearbox, fully adjustable suspension, no pillion post and an aluminum gas tank. Weight savings were something like 20 pounds over the standard street bikes and horsepower was up considerably, to 121 at the crank. While the run-of-the-mill models were sweet street machines with a hard edge when you wanted it, the M bikes made no concessions to comfort or ease of use.

This 1993 Kawasaki ZXR750R M is in fantastic, well-maintained, one-owner condition. The clean and nearly mark-free bodywork belies the bike’s 23,000 miles and all mechanical parts appear to be basically free of dirt and debris. The tires and brakes are new according to the seller, and the oil is said to look very good.

From the eBay listing:

This bike is one of few remaining kawasaki racing production model motorcycles. The rules for ama superbike racing during these years specified all manufacturers had to offer a production version of the bikes they intended to race. I think “homologation” was the term used to describe this process.
This motorcycle is the “m” version, not the normal “l” version which was the standard street bike offering. The “m” models had fully adjustable front and rear suspension components, 39mm flat slide carburetors, a close ratio transmission, a slipper clutch, an aluminum fuel tank, and no provisions for a passenger.

This bike needs nothing and speaks for itself all the way from front to back and has brand new tires and breaks and oil is clear as the day shines. Been serviced and owned by journeyman motorcycle mechanic since bought brand new in British Columbia Canada. The bike is just a piece of 1990s art for the sport bike worlds highest times and these bikes are rocketing in price as we all know and this is just the beginning. These bikes that are in this condition are getting sold for huge dollars and continue to rise and before you know it they will be doubled and tripled in price for everyone is importing them for profit and investment due too crashing market possibilities these will never loose there value for they are our generations dreams from the past that will never be forgotten. The rush and the feeling of rolling hard at 240 kph or 150 mph in the 90s can become and a reality and at the same time a serious Blue chip investment you can enjoy. I have 2 of them and a few other Japanese sport bikes I will be selling from my personal collection to make room and raise some funds to open my motorcycle shipping company I August. no chips in paint not damage no accidents just a beauty. Call me anytime for questions on the bike 4035508273 please refrain from asking my buy it now price just call we can discuss.
The warranty ran out in 1994 so the bike is being sold as is.

Bike is located in Red Deer Alberta Canada and is very easy to get across the border and tax international can deliver to your door or fly in to Calgary Alberta airport and ride home. Phone and talk to me before you bid to buy because there is no question asking and bargaining after auction ends. Please treat my auction properly and don’t bid because your board and ask your wife first and don’t bid by accident as I have seen ion the past.

Cheers Kyle Devereaux

14 Comments

  • This is the one that I want. 1993 the year Scott Russell won the World Superbike Championship in a epic fight Between Kawasaki and the soon to be all conquering Ducati.

  • can anyone explain the difference between this and the zx7rr? I always thought it was the RR that was the top of the 750 food chain for Kawasaki

  • MartinG;

    The first iterations bore a designation of ZX-7 for the “basic” model, with an “R” added for the limited edition track-focused versions. When the next series was released, the standard model was designated ZX-7R, and the models released to homologate the version for racing added a second “R”.

  • so is this mechanically pretty much the same as a RR?

  • 89-90: ZX7, no R model
    -Watch out for people trying to pawn off ‘ninja’ parts from the even earlier and unrelated Ninja that shared a year with the ZX7.

    91-95: ZX7: 91/92: J, 93-95: L Standard Model

    ZX7R: 91/92 K, 93/95: M
    -Flatslides, solo tail, Close-ratio tranny, Alum fuel tank, adjustable front and rear suspension, different redline. Some different engine components that may or may not have been shared with the standard years later on (the L got some of the K fancier engine bits). Adjustable swingarm pivot for M. DIfferent sub-subframe, exhaust hanger.

    96-03: ZX7R Standard version
    96 ZX7RR: race version, limited edition, purple tail. Many of same upgrades as above R bike in 91-95. May have been 97 as well.

    There is no such thing as the ZX7RR outside of 1996 and possibly 97. Designation P and N.

    The early years the Homologation bike was the ZX7R. There was no R on the standard bike until 1996 at which time the standard was given a R and the special the double R.

    A great modern day profession for a pirate is being an expert on the ZX7. The quick and easy to tell if someone knows the 7’s is whether or not they know their R’s.

    • Thanks for the breakdown, Evan!

      dc

  • The RR is roughly mechanically the same as the single R prior to 1995.

    Values generally go ZX7R K model, this ZX7R M, then the ZX7RR.

    I know this seller and have seen a number of his motorcycles though not this one in person. Give him a call if you want ot know more on the bike.

  • “Ask your wife first”.. gyahahaha

  • I’m pretty sure it’s the J/K for ’93 and the L/M for ’94. K and M models being the homol models. Unfortunately, I believe the M model had a steel tank? yep. Flatslides with mods and rejetting yielded a hoss of a homologation model. Fox shock and go racing.

  • The M1 has a sligjtly smaller 17 litre aluminium tank as opposed to the L1 having an 18 litre in steel. The tanks are extremely light and beautifully fabricated.

    Absolutely no fun to ride in busy traffic conditions. You’ll need to find some nice roads or a track to enjoy this machine.

  • Wow, one of the rarest. Cannot remember seeing one of these for sale before. I see rc30 and r7 bikes more often than the single ram air model zx7. Iconic colors. I love these but doubt there will be an opportunity to buy one. Always watching but never finding.

    I’ll go back to looking for something more locatable like an nsf100, lol.

  • @MichealJ,

    Absolutely. The M1 is a rare bike as they were mostly raced. More exotic homologated / collector pampered bikes like the Ow01, Rk and Rc30 appear semi frequently or are available any time… Eg rc30’s. My opinion is these track orientated Kawasaki’s weren’t vastly different from the street versions apart from the racing carburettors and close ratio gearbox resulting in lower values overall. All things aside, they have genuine race pedigree and were real race replicas of the bygone homologation era.

  • Nice bike! Rarely see these for sale anywhere. Lucky to have my m2. Good luck with the auction

  • Frank–As Evan mentioned previously, 91-92 J/K Model. 93-95 L/M Model
    I remember this bike being for sale a while back. It has that real glossy frame that looks like it has had some clear coat added.

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