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Kawasaki July 8, 2016 posted by

Collector Alert: Pristine 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR/N1 formerly owned by Rob Muzzy

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Attention collectors, here is an opportunity to acquire a bit of unobtanium; one of the actual 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR bikes owned by the legendary Rob Muzzy in pristine OEM condition.  The seller includes a lot of good ownership history information in their ebay listing plus the bike itself looks to be in amazing condition. Location is on the east coast of the USA, so if you haven’t earmarked all your monies for air conditioning bills, this one might be worth a close look.

1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR/N1 on ebay

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The 1996 Kawasaki 750RR is currently one of the top 3 750cc homologation bikes for anyone building a 1990’s sportbike collection, with the others being the Yamaha OW01 and the Honda RC45.   The ZX-7RR, also often referred to by its ‘N1’ model number, had a lot of true race oriented tech, including an adjustable swing arm pivot, race orientated close ratio gearbox, larger flat sided carbs as well as track level Nissan calipers and upgraded suspension pieces.

For anyone who wants to understand the development of the N1, good information is available in previous RSBFS posts.

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Condition of this one looks to be excellent and all OEM/bone stock, including the exhaust canister and turn signals.  Mileage is indicated as approximately 1800 miles.

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Here is a summary of what else the seller has to say regarding condition.

  • Stock including all the warning labels and reflectors
  • Has never seen the rain or elements,  always stored indoors, no rust or oxidation present anywhere on the bike.
  • Bodywork and Tank are 100%,  grips show no wear, the headlights don’t have any pitting.
  • Comes with the factory OEM exhaust in excellent condition.
  • An untouched unmolested original.

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What is this 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR worth?  Well as previously noted, its one of the 3 main 750cc homologation bikes currently prized by collectors and its been said that only 500 were produced (although that number has been disputed) so rarity has to be taken into account.  Additional pluses for this one are pristine condition and that it is previous ownership history by Rob Muzzy.  The only minuses are a bit of an issue with the title mileage and some minor scuffs are mentioned.

The last two 1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR/N1’s we had on RSBFS in similar condition went for between $17,000 and $19,000 USD so this one isn’t probably going to be cheap…I would expect the final price to be somewhere in the same area.

-Martyy/Dallaslavowner

Collector Alert:  Pristine 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR/N1 formerly owned by Rob Muzzy
Kawasaki May 2, 2016 posted by

The Definitive 750 Kawasaki? 1996 ZX7RR N1

Say Nebraska to most people and they will probably think of something to do with football or Warren Buffett or crops.  Fortunately rare sportbike fandom knows no geographical limit and here to prove it is a 1996 ZX7RR that the seller indicates is coming out a large collection in Nebraska.

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1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR on eBay

Pristine versions of the ZX7RR are increasing in value very quickly and with good reason; the RR (also referred to as the N1 or Muzzy edition) is probably the ultimate iteration of Kawasaki’s ZX7 line.  The ZX7RR was built to meet the homologation requirements of the late 1990’s which said race bikes had to be based on versions for the street.  The result was a bike that was quite a step up in performance from the standard 750cc ZX7.

I am not saying the standard ZX7 street bike was lacking but the ZX7RR had lots of top shelf/track oriented components that the standard bike didn’t get.  These included things like an adjustable steering head, larger flatside carburetors, upgrades to the front forks, rear shocks and brakes and lots of carbon fiber.

For anyone who is interested in the development history of the ZX7RR, check out the embedded video below

A lot of ZX7RR machines went straight to the track where they were stripped of their street items and raced hard or crashed.  Also it was the 1990’s so a lot of people made changes to their bikes such as flush mounted turn signals, aftermarket exhausts and chopped rear fenders.   All of this means finding one today in good condition with the majority the OEM street bits on it/available is becoming quite difficult.

This particular ZX7RR looks to be very clean and perhaps more importantly, looks to have all the the OEM equipment including the windscreen, exhaust, turn signals and uncut rear license plate assembly.  Its not perfect as the seller indicates and I did notice what looks like a paint chip on the front wheel (possibly from leaking brake fluid?) but overall it looks great.

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Here is a summary of what the seller has to say:

  • Production #38 of 500*
  • Has 4400 original miles
  • Has been freshened & tuned and is ready to ride (NOTE:  Color of the fluid in the brake master cylinder seems to support this – MARTY)
  • When not ridden has spent all its life indoors
  • Had a full muzzy titanium exhaust installed on it shortly after it was new but the factory pristine exhaust has been re-installed and the exhaust hanger currently on it will be replaced with the correct original for the new owner
  • Currently has no battery however a new one will be provided for the new owner
  • The tail appears to have scratches in the pictures but it is just the sun reflection.  There are two cracks shown in the pictures one way down on the bottom of the left side fairing under the bike and one on the right side by the side scoop, both very easily repaired

*NOTE:  The actual production numbers of the ZX7RR/N1 are a bit unclear; my research found references to only 500 total produced in a single year run (1996 only) but I also found references to a production run of about 1300 worldwide across 1996 and 1997 with the 500 number being what was brought into the USA.  

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Now for the question- what is the realistic price for one of these pieces of late 1990’s homologation goodness?  Well we have posted a few of these previously on RSBFS and prices are definitely on an upswing.   Available for around $6,000 USD just a few years ago, prices now seem to range between around $10,000 USD for a lightly used but not completely stock unit to over $17,000 USD for a NOS version last year.  The seller has indicated he will end the auction early if a price is met and bikes like this tend to get reposted on several websites so I do expect this one to move/not be relisted.  If the ZX7RR is on your list for acquisition, this might be your chance.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

ADDENDUM:  For the readers who have sent us message/posted comments about RSBFS posts being reposted on other websites without credit (ex- thecherrycreeknews) we were already aware of this but thanks for the notes.

The Definitive 750 Kawasaki?  1996 ZX7RR N1
Kawasaki February 19, 2016 posted by

Green Flame: 1996 ZX7RR (N1) in Calgary CAN

A poet once wrote that in the spring a man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.  Fortunately for us here at RSBFS, spring is also the time when some nice bits of unobtainium start to appear for sale and here is one such example; a 1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1.

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1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR (N1) in Calgary CAN

The ZX7RR was built to meet homologation requirements and was quite a different beast from the standard Kawasaki ZX7 machine.  Also known as the N1, the 750cc Kawasaki came with lots of track-oriented pieces such as an adjustable steering head, upgraded front forks, larger flatside carburetors, an upgraded rear shock, a close-ratio gearbox, 6 piston Nissin brakes instead of the standard Tokico, lots of carbon fiber bits (including an airbox) and no passenger pegs or seat.

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Its not really surprising Kawasaki only built about 1000 units of their street legal racer (this low production number was the minimum required to meet requirements for use in Superbike racing).  500 were designated for the USA with another 20 going to Canada.

NOTE:  Interested buyers in the US may want to check whether this is a US or Canada designated bike and if there are any import restrictions/requirements.

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This particular ZX7RR looks to be in truly excellent shape, especially given that it is a 20 year old bike this year.  There do seem to be a few bits of non-OEM/aftermarket, including the exhaust, chain and a few mudguard stickers.  Also the reflectors seem to be missing off the lower fairing join screws but other than these items, the bike looks to be complete.

Here is what the seller has to say:

  • in great overall condition.
  • has just over 16,300kms/10,150 miles on it
  • has been regularly maintained
  • recent new spark plugs and air filter. I
  • close to all original condition aside from a chain/sprockets, stainless steel braided brake lines and a titanium Akrapovic full exhaust system

Its nice to see that the seller avoided some of the late 1990’s trends such as chopping the rear mudguard, aftermarket mirrors or bar end weights and/or replacing the turn signals with flush mounted units.  I  do wish the seller had posted pics of the odometer and there is no mention of tire condition or ownership history which is a bit of a concern.  Still this is a really nice example of a pretty rare bit of late 1990’s sportbike history.

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What is this lovely bit of late 1990’s homologation history worth?  Well prices for these seem to vary depending on whether the bike was ever raced.  A search through RSBFS previous posts seems to show street versions with an opening bid of around $6000 a few years ago, although we did see a basically New-Old-Stock/NOS be bid up to over 17,000 USD last year.

Given the condition of this one and the location, I would expect reserve prices to be around $8000 USD but I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes for over $10,000 USD.  I do think this one will attract both collectors and nostalgia-oriented riders and will probably move fast if the seller is accepting bids outside of ebay.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Green Flame: 1996 ZX7RR (N1) in Calgary CAN
Yamaha March 29, 2013 posted by

Friday Megabag! [YZF750R, Wes Cooley, SB6R, Daytona 1000, CBR600 F2, RVF400, 86 GSX-R 750, 89 ZX7, 88 750 F1, ZX7RR N1, FZR400, VFR700]

Hey guys,

So much for new year resolutions, the mailbag has slipped pretty bad this time. But there are a lot of ads that are still active and here they are. Thanks for your submissions and have a good weekend,

dc

1997 Yamaha YZF750R For Sale

Mark has this very complete 1997 Yamaha YZF750R with 4000km in Canada on Kijiji

1979 Suzuki GS1000S For Sale

Dan sends us this 1979 Suzuki GS1000S for sale on eBay with a current winning bid of $4350 with about a day to go.


Bimota SB6R For Sale

Adam spotted this Bimota SB6R for sale in Hartford for $11500.


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Long time RSBFS friend Tony spotted this 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 at Pro Italia for $10.5k


1991 Honda CBR600 F2 For Sale

Dave shoots us this 1991 Honda CBR600 F2 that is shockingly together. A nice rider that might be worth restoring some day.


1995 Honda RVF400 For Sale

Scott spotted this beauty, a 1995 Honda RVF400 NC35 in California for $6750. I like the endurance look at the front!


1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale with 600 Miles

Paul and Jason saw this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 with 620 miles for $7500. Thanks for the heads up guys!


1989 Kawasaki ZX7 For Sale

Anthony forwards us this Kawasaki ZX7 for $3500 in Scranton.


1988 Ducati 750 F1 For Sale

John forwards us this 1988 Ducati 750 F1 with 2200 miles on Cycletrader from Houston Superbikes.


1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1 For Sale

Tom spotted this 1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1 for $3500 in Canada. Has some issues, but not enough to deny $3500 is a good price here.


1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

Pete shoot us his 1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale in Chicago for $3500.


VFR700 For Sale

My good friend Blake spotted this 86 Honda VFR750 in Irrigon, Oregon for $2700. That’s the middle of no where so don’t bother these folks unless you really want it! That said, the ride home would be epic 🙂

dc

Kawasaki March 12, 2013 posted by

’96 Kawasaki ZX7RR #665 (Neighbor of the Beast)

Vancouver, BC, Canada – 8,450mi – $2,125 Reserve Not Met

96ZX7RR_2If this Ninja looks familiar to you, then consider yourself a genuine RSBFS super-fan. This bike was featured back in November and again previously in ’09. It does look slightly different than it did a few months ago, so if you couldn’t make the spot then don’t feel bad. This time around, an Akrapovic pipe is now in place with the addition for a few more stickers.

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If you’re looking for a collector’s bike that is pristine and ready to go up in value, then this may not be the bike for you. However, if a project bike/ track bike/ weekend warrior is something more up your alley, then this may be a good one to consider. It looks to have a plethora of modifications and maintenance over its life and has definitely been ridden, although miles aren’t all that high.

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From the seller:

This is a Canadian specification 1996 ZX7RR (#665) that has spent most of its life in Ontario. It has a clear BC title and is currently licensed and insured.

Mileage is very low at 13590 kilometers (8445 miles). It is regularly ridden and runs beautifully. The perfect mechanical condition makes up – in my mind – for the visual aspect that is no longer original. This is a very well known bike that has been very well taken care of throughout its life.

New consumables:

Dunlop Q2, tires

Yuasa battery

NGK spark plugs.

Oil (Motul V300 10W40 full synthetic)

Oil filter (K&N)

Coolant (Motul Motocool)

Brake Fluid (Motul RBF 600)

Aftermarket parts:

Rumble Integrated taillight
Undertail
Gilles rearsets
Samco silicone hoses
Zero gravity double bubble screen
Pazzo levers
Sebimoto carbon air intakes

Sebimoto carbon front mudguard
Full Akrapovic Evolution titanium high mount exhaust with Akrapovic carbon fiber hanger.

For whatever reason, this bike has changed hands a couple times over the last couple years. Maybe someone had hopes of a complete restoration and just couldn’t manage it. Maybe someone wanted to have a fun bike to ride and now they are moving onto something different. Now is your chance to add your legacy to #665 and you can check out the auction here!

-JS

Aprilia January 11, 2013 posted by

Friday Mailbag! [Tuono Racing, RGV250 SP, 750 F1, ZX-7RR N1]

Happy Friday guys! I found myself with some left over time last night and decided to try and keep the mailbag more current by posting what’s come in this week. I can’t promise it again for next week but I’ll try to stay more on top of this post. Have a good weekend,

dc

Steve has this outstanding 2003 Aprilia Tuono Racing available with less than 2000 miles for $9450 in Los Angeles. Steve is “one of us” as they say and has been a long time RSBFS supporter. Good luck with the sale!

2003 Aprilia Tuono Racing For Sale


I actually spotted this one myself and had to ask Ian if we had posted it previously. To my surprise it’s new to our pages. This plated 1998 Suzuki RGV250 SP VJ23 is listed on Craigslist in California for $10k.

1998 Suzuki RGV250 SP VJ23 For Sale


John submitted this 1988 Ducati 750 F1 for sale in North Carolina. It has just 3200 miles and carries a $20k price tag.

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From Giovanni in Italy, he submits this very sharp Kawasaki ZX-7RR N1 for sale, 4500 EUR (~$6000 USD).

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Kawasaki September 22, 2011 posted by

Going Green: 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N1 Muzzy Special

Location:Graham,Washington

Miles: 12,915

Price: $5,000 starting bid with NO RESERVE

It’s been just a couple days since we posted one of these N1 ZX-7RR’s on the site, but here we have another clean example with moderate mileage up for grabs. If you aren’t immediately familiar with the N1 7RR and what separates it from the standard 7R, then bear with me. The RR came with adjustable steering geometry and swing arm, 41mm flatside carbs, solo seat, close ration gearbox, 6 piston Nissin brakes, and a few other homologation parts. Though some say this made the 7RR a little strange on the street and that the 41mm carbs were finicky and either ran too rich or too lean. Still, these bikes were designed to be tuned and raced, and definitely represent the sadly dying breed of homologated race specials of the 90’s.

From the seller:

”YOU WILL BE BIDDING ON OUR 96 KAWASAKIZX7-RR MUZZY BIKE, THIS BIKE HAS BEEN GARAGE STORED SINCE WE’VE OWNED IT. BIKE RUNS AND LOOKS GREAT, WE ARE SELLING THIS BIKE ALONG WITH OTHERS AS WE ARE CURRENTLY MOVING AND MUST REDUCE OUR INVENTORY OF BIKES ON HAND.

CLEAN TITLE, MILEAGE ON BIKE IS 12915, BIKE IS NOT LICENSED AND WILL NEED A BATTERY.

EVERYTHING ON THE BIKE IS ORIGINAL, KAWASAKI GREEN, WITH PURPLE AND THE LIMITED ADDITION SIGNATURE FROM ROB MUZZY ON THIS YEAR AS HE PRODUCED ONLY 500 OF THIS MODEL.”

The ZX-7RR up for grabs here looks to be all stock except for the carbon covers on the intake
ducts. The seller states that a new battery will be required and I would be interested to see what the tank looks like underneath the cover, just to make sure there isn’t any scratching or scuffing. Opening bid is at $5,000, and I would suspect this bike to go for about a couple grand more than that. If you’re a collector of homologated specials, this would be a good one to score. Even if you just want a cool bike with some history behind it, then check out the auction and make this bike yours!

-JS

Kawasaki July 21, 2011 posted by

RSBFS Reader’s Rides For Sale!

Give me a minute to show you some bikes that are owned by some die hard RSBFS readers and are currently up for sale! Up first we have a 1991 Yamaha TZR250R 3XV located just up the road from me in Portland, OR for $5,500. Check out the for sale ad here!

We also have a 1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1 for sale in Canada. The seller is asking $7,500 which i think is a fair price. I haven’t seen too many clean ZX7RRs pop up for sale in the last couple months. So if you have been looking to get one of these, then take a look at the for sale ad here!

Thanks again to all you reader’s out there for the heads up on some killer bikes for sale!

-JS