First listed about a month ago, the bidding stopped at about $3800. Now relisted, someone give this guy a bit more dough and get a great ride for the season! Links updated, -dc
I know the hardcore collectors on the site will scoff, but those of us who enjoy a solid survivor will enjoy this Kawasaki. Eric emailed and asked us to consider his bike, and I think you’ll agree the pictures make it an easy sell.
quote from seller’s listing:
Clean, clean, clean. You will not likely find one cleaner. A lot of people say that, but the proof is in the pictures, this bike is as clean with the bodywork on as it is off!!! I’ve even included photos of the inside of the bodywork removed to prove it is OEM Kawasaki and never repaired. I’m the 2nd owner, the first was an employee of Kawasaki, and I have owned this since 2006. At just over 13k miles, this bike is in mint condition, has never been dow, not even in the garage, has the OEM paint and decals that it came with from the factory, and is all stock except for the white faced guages, fender eliminator, and the suspension which has been resprung for a 180lb rider. This bike is ready to ride and needs nothing.
Truth is I saw Eric’s bike before he emailed us and was planning to post it. While reviews of the day favored the R1, the 9R was noted for handling the twisties as well as it did the day long ride. This example looks well looked after and with just 13k miles is barely broken in. While not necessarily an investment in the short term, this bike is going to deliver — especially at the reserve price the seller has confidentially shared with us.
If you want a legitimately fast ride that’s actually comfortable on the longer bits, bid now. Good luck to the seller!