Posts by tag: ZX750RR

Kawasaki August 15, 2012 posted by

Lime Green Meanie: 1998 Super Bike Spec Kawasaki ZX7RR

Lime Green Meanie:  1998 Super Bike Spec Kawasaki ZX7RR

Sit back an enjoy some Kawasaki race spec porn circa 1998:

Drool worthy for sure but I’m not quite sure about what spec it actually is.

From the seller:

For sale is a factory race Kawasaki ZXR750RR from the 1998/1999 season.

This is a ZXR750RR with all the factory options that are to be found on such

a rare machine. It has been in the same owners hands for over a decade.

It is not put together from parts, like so many of these 750 RR were in the

years after their racing days were over, but has always been in the condition

Please do not mistake this ZXR750RR for one of the dozens of privateer specials and production-racers that

were put together from used spare-parts or build up using left over NOS parts.

This is a real World Super Bike series race bike.

I have no issues with the bike and would gladly make room in my living room for it.  My only problem is I don’t believe it is WSB spec.  Two things stick out to me.  Cosmetically it doesn’t seem to match up with any ZX7RR that was raced in WSB.  Mechanically, while exotic, it doesn’t appear to be WSB spec.  The lack of a beautiful Suter dry clutch seems glaring.  I’m pretty sure the top spec Kawasakis used Brembo brake components as well.  Weren’t the factory bikes using Ohlins suspension in 1998?

Help me out guys what do we have here?  Am I correct that the frame  and swing arm look factory spec?  My amateur hunch is this might have been a bike raced in the German Super bike Series (the bike is located in Germany).  Even at that level though wouldn’t the bike have a dry clutch?

I bet a few of you would like to get your hands on  that engine with the gear driven cam shafts.

What is red line on a production ZX7RR?

Exotica doesn’t come cheap, the seller is asking $44,500.  He is open to offers though.  What do you think, is it exotic enough to command that much money?  It’s not like you can go down to the local Kawi dealer and order a 1998 super bike engine with factory internals (although it would be fun to try).

The classified ad.

Who can forget Yanagawas’  weenie roast from 1998?

Ian

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