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Featured Listing May 14, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing: 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N2

Maybe it’s the Ninja Turtles paintjob, or the twin headlights or the gaping air scoops that flank the headlights, but the 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR oozes with purpose. After all, nothing about a lime green-and purple single-seater sportbike says “ride me to work.” These are the colors of losing your chicken strips up the inside of a dentist on a Ducati. This is the livery of a long day in the general district courthouse followed by indefinite license suspension.

The 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR was built to homologate the bikes Rob Muzzy was tuning to within an inch of their lives for AMA Superbike and Formula USA competition. Aside from the fairly obvious single-seat tail section and deleted passenger pegs, the bikes had beefier Nissin brakes, fully-adjustable suspension and 41mm flatslide carbs.

With Doug Chandler and Scott Russell on board, the ZX-7RR’s predecessor took four AMA Superbike titles in the 1990s, as well as a brace of Daytona 200s courtesy of Russell. Eric Bostrom also rode a ZX-7RR in the latter half of the ‘90s.

Thanks to the big flat slides, a tall first gear, the ZX-7RRs made pretty miserable street bikes, which led to most of them being stripped of their street equipment and thrown around amateur road racing series and track days with abandon. To find one as blemish free and low mileage as this one is a real rarity.

This 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N2 is completely stock except for an air-valve mod, and has done less than 6,000 miles. It resides in Canada, but the seller says he has explored importing it to the U.S. and does not anticipate any serious issues.

From the seller:

I have for sale a 1997 Kawasaki ZX7RR in very good or even excellent condition. This fine example has been ridden only 9500km (5900mi) by its original owner. The seat cowl, tank, upper cowl and fender are scratch and dent free. There are a few paint chips and a small rub mark on the muffler that I have tried my best to point out in the pictures. I can provide more pictures if desired.
The bike is stock with the exception of the seat pad which I had re-upholstered. The engine ‘air system’ has been replaced with what I gather is a ‘Kleen Air’ mod. I have all the original hardware to return it to stock condition.
I believe I am the third owner and I have had it in my collection for 6 years. Although not ridden during that time, I periodically started and ran the bike and kept fresh fuel in it. I did recently ride it to the local garage for a safety inspection and everything performed as a like new bike should.
I live an hour and a half east of Toronto, Ontario and would consider delivering the bike to the New York City area or Buffalo NY. This model may be imported into the USA (VSP312) via an importer to whom I would supply the paper work including the ‘Recall letter’.
I am asking $18,500 for this clean example of a ZX7RR. Please call Neil at (705) 924-9147 or email n_macmillan@hotmail.com

At $18,500 U.S., the bike is priced as a rare collector bike, and a low-production piece of AMA history. Considering that similar homologation mounts from Honda and Yamaha of this vintage are going for more than double that, this Kawi represents something of a bargain.

Featured Listing: 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N2
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
Muzzy October 22, 2015 posted by

Uno – 1997 Muzzy Raptor SB850

By now the Formula USA / Xtreme race series of the late 1990’s is a distant memory, when factories and privateers brought pretty much their wildest dreams to the track and went head to head.  Rob Muzzy was merely a legendary race tuner and team manager back then, and after many year preparing Kawasakis for AMA Superbike icons like Scott Russell and Doug Chandler, Muzzy developed his own ZX-7R-based machine.  Expanding the displacement to 835cc and making substantial changes to the chassis, the Muzzy Raptor was made in homologation quantities only, instantly successful, and now almost unobtainable.

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1997 Muzzy Raptor SB850 for sale on eBay

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A brand new ZX-7R disassembled at the Muzzy facility in Bend, Oregon, the bike would be treated to gear-driven cams, titanium connecting rods, and a lightened crank.  The bespoke engine made in the vicinity of 165 hp.  The Kawi swingarm was replaced with an adjustable single-sided magnesium casting, and Ohlins shock added.  Up front Muzzy’s own adjustable triple clamp held 48mm KYB forks, again tuned by Muzzy.  Brakes were updated to 320mm A-P disks with 6-piston calipers in front, 270mm rear.

Borrowing the reptilian expression of the ZX-7R, Muzzy’s design for the carbon bodywork improved the ram-air inlet and reduced drag.  The Marchesini magnesium wheels are wide, 3-1/2 inch in front and 6 inch rear.  Exhaust was replaced by a 4 into 2 titanium system into 1 carbon muffler.  Without fuel the bike weighed only 355 lbs.

The auction has only one photo, and states that this is chassis number 0001, and the bike has been on display since 1,200 miles.  From the eBay auction:

This is a great opportunity for a motorcycle collector. This machine is the first production MUZZY Raptor and was featured in many magazines and television shows. It has been kept in Rob Muzzy’s private collection and now available for the first time. This bike features the adjustable swing arm pivot and steering head pivot as the race bikes. It also features the Magnesium single sided swing arm. The engine is the full kitted 850cc. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

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Not really for the road and certainly not for a less than expert rider, this is the real deal, requiring more of a team concept to set up and run seriously.  While better documentation would have been nice, the mechanical basis is well known, and this unicorn has been in so many of our bedtime stories that we have a good idea what to expect.  Hard to say how many of the possibly 50 bikes have survived, but the company is collecting information about a possible ZX-12 based Raptor here.  Rob Muzzy’s next project was drag racing, a no-nonsense arena brutal on the equipment, where his teams have won multiple championships.   An appreciable amount of information about the Raptor is available, but any collector seriously considering this bike will likely send his mechanic out to Bend to take a look.  And maybe come home with a trophy, numbered 0001…

-donn

Uno – 1997 Muzzy Raptor SB850
Kawasaki July 17, 2014 posted by

Talk Like a Pirate – Arrrr! 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7RR

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When it comes to Ninjas, the Double R model of the ZX-7 is the one that is closest to the racing variety. Like its homologation brethren (think RC30, RC45, OW01, OW02), the ZX-RR was an up-rated ZX-7 meant to end up in the hands of racers. Weight was reduced by some six and a half pounds. Carb duties are handled by a brace of four Keihin flat-slides; Kawasaki homologated both 41mm and 39mm carbs (neither which work particularly well on the street). Steering angle is adjustable (25mm to 24mm, with a commensurate -5mm change in trail), crank cases were beefed up and flywheel weight was increased to improve tractability. The close-ratio six-speed gearbox is geared slightly taller than ordinary ZX-7 models. These are reasonably rare machines, and certainly not fabricated “Limited Edition” bikes ala Ducati. This particular example is available in Auckland, New Zealand win a BIN of $15k.

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2001 Kawasaki ZX-7RR for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
*** COLLECTABLE KAWASAKI ZX-7RR ***
Don’t confuse this with the regular ZX-7R road model, as it is the “full fat” competition version. The ZX-7RR was produced from 1996 to 2003 and was raced, with some success, gaining 12 AMA championship victories. Kawasaki’s team riders were Eric Bostrom, Doug Chandler and Scott Russell.

The front suspension found on the ZX-7RR comprises a fully adjustable 43mm inverted cartridge fork. Front brakes are 320mm semi-floating front discs and Nissin six-piston calipers. Rear brakes feature a 230mm disc with a twin-piston opposed caliper.

The ZX-7RR differs from the ZX-7R road model with an adjustable head-stock angle, swing arm pivot, additional increased adjustability to the front and rear suspension, a solo cowl with a slightly different subframe, and 41mm flat-slide carbs. It also has a close ratio gear-box fitted as standard.

These machines don’t come up for sale very often, we have’nt seen one in this condition for several years and therefore they are highly sought after. This rare example JKAZX750NNA001281 has travelled just 4,900 km or 3,100 miles from new and is in near showroom condition, inspecting it we doubt it has ever been out in the rain.

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MI

Talk Like a Pirate – Arrrr!  2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7RR
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).

Kawasaki ZX-7RR N1 For Sale

Kawasaki October 19, 2011 posted by

1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7RR N1 Homologation Special- For Sale

1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7RR N1

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA
Mileage: 27,538 kil / 17,100 miles
Price: $7,500.00 Update 10.19.2011: Now Reduced to $6000 CDN!

Up for your consideration is a very nice example of Kawasaki’s last 3/4 sized homologation super bike.

I’ve always been a fan of Team Green and the N1 is tops on my list of bikes to own- someday.

From the seller:

For sale is an almost perfect example of the ZX7 N1.

For those who don’t know, the N1 was the ZX7 homologated for superstock racing and came with a wide array of race-oriented features out of the box. Just 20 of these bikes were imported into Canada!

The N1 is very different from the standard ZX7R, featuring
– RR Forks
– RR Rear shock
– 6-pot Nissin calipers
– Adjustable swingarm pivot
– 41mm Flatslide carbs
– Close-ratio gearbox
– Solo seat

Also note that the ZX7 comes with a slipper clutch. This N1 is entirely stock except for a very aggressive sounding Hindle carbon fiber full system exhaust which helps the bike breathe better and shed 10 pounds. Furthermore, for the collectors out there, this bike’s VIN ends in 748 which is also the displacement of the engine 🙂

Now, being a race bike the N1 shines at high speed. Everything from the twisting the throttle to dropping into corners is surgically precise. A sunday blast in the back roads or on the track is exactly what this bike was made for.

This bike runs smooth/strong and has been meticulously cared for. You will be hard pressed to find a regular ZX7 this clean, nevermind a N1 so I won’t sell it to just anyone.

And there you have folks- I would like to add a few things about the N1.

1. These also have adjustable steering heads
2. They have steel gas tanks whereas the K and M models had aluminum tanks.

#2 isn’t such a big deal, but #1 was only offered on the 1996 N1’s. I would also like to add it required special race kit parts to do it.

While horsepower was relatively unchanged across the three models of Kawasaki homologation bikes the N1 represents the culmination of all things that had been learned. The N1’s were as trick as any in 1996 with the slipper clutch, adjustable swing arm and steering head angle, huge brakes, 41mm flat slide carbs and close ratio transmission. Heck, you’d be hard pressed to find any motorcycle in today’s offerings with those specs.

Have a look-

If you’re in the market for a collectable homologation special don’t hesitate because this one is priced right and won’t last long.

You can contact the seller by clicking here

Good luck with the sale!

dd

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 March 2, 2011 posted by

1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7RR With Very Low VIN (#025) On eBay–Again

The is a great looking ZX7RR N1 that we haven’t seen since September!

Bike:  1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1

Miles:  6,998mi

Price:  $6,000 Starting bid with no reserve

Location:  Colorado Springs, Colorado

This ‘RR is on consignment from the third owner, was fully serviced prior to being listed, and the bike is stated to be all original.  Some defects include light scratching to the ram air covers, front fender, some of the left fuel tank decal has been removed by a fuel spill (new one is included with the sale), the battery is dead and the forks have started to leak.  Not exactly what I expect when a bike has supposedly had “…detailed service work” and “…several different services including thorough carb work.”  Regardless, this bike appears to be a very collectible piece with some light love–and front turn signals.

Doug had some very good observations when this bike was first spotted in September:

Downs:
1. Missing the front turn signals
2. Missing the side fairing reflectors
3. Doesn’t have the Muzzy 7rr Special sticker on the tank
4. Butt pad is a little beat up
5. Seat has a gas cap stain – can see if you look closely at pictures
6. Needs a new front tire, but it’s the original D204 Sportmax
7. Has a pencil sized dent in the gas tank.
8. Rims may have been painted at some point.

Ups:
1. It’s a N1!
2. Better than average condition
3. Low miles
4. Has one original tire :)
5. It’s priced right.
6. I like it a whole lot for the money

I’m going to have to agree with Doug, this is a very good–great–bike for the money compared to what we’ve seen other N1’s going for.  If you wanted an occasional weekend bike with collector credibility this is a fantastic choice.  With a little work, I don’t think anyone would be ashamed to have this in their garage.  See Doug’s very thorough write up here.  See some of the other ZX7RR’s we’ve posted .

AG

Kawasaki January 31, 2011 posted by

Second Chance: 1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7RR

1996 ZX750N ZX7RR

Location: Irving, TX

Bid Status: Active

Mileage: 20,959

In case you missed buying the recent ZX7RR posted, here’s your second chance. This ZX7RR is in Irving, TX and it has a lot more miles than the recent Ninja posted from California. Since we have 2 identical bikes posted so closely chronologically, I would like to play a little compare and contrast between the two, but more on that later.

The bike itself was towards the end of the limited edition homologation trend here in the U.S., and the ZX7RR model has racing significance as Doug Chandler won the AMA Superbike championship in 1996 on one. It’s funny how our standards have changed in that 120 HP and a 441 LB dry weight do not sound very impressive these days, but back in ’96 this bike was a ripper. The listing from the seller:

Up for bid is a clean running ZX7RR Homologation special.

A family member passed away, and this bike was found in his garage.

We brought her home and cleaned her up and did some basic service.

New pilot powers, valve adjustment, and carb adjustment.

Runs good, may need further tweaking (she IS a race inspired bike)

One owner bike

The 7RR from last week had low pro clear front turn signals, an integrated rear brake light & turn signals, the numbered plaque on the tank and the Ninja Turtle reservoir wrap – all of which I like. Oddly enough, I like the carbon air intake covers on this one. I am somewhat guarded about the ominous quote from the seller “runs good, may need further tweaking.” The Cali bike had about ¼ the amount of miles, all of the stock parts and was selling for $8,500.00. If you missed that 7RR from last week, here’s your chance – .

BG