Posts by tag: ZX7R

Kawasaki May 26, 2016 posted by

Generation ZX: 2002 Kawasaki ZX7R with 4,380 miles

Back in the 1990’s a rule change made it so that racing bikes had to be based on bikes available to the public.  This change was known as the “homologation rule” and it meant that suddenly regular riders were able to get their hands on street legal machines that really did have track oriented components.    The new requirement would perhaps have its most drastic result on the 750cc market segment, as seen in the Suzuki GSX-750R, Kawasaki ZX7/ZX7R and for those with a bit more cash, the Yamaha OW01.

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2002 Kawasaki ZX7R for sale on eBay

The ZX7R was not the ultimate Kawasaki of the period, that claim belongs to the ZX7RR.  But the P series ZX7R was the final iteration of the ZX7 series that began in 1989 with the H model lineup.  The P series incorporated all the changes since then and featured an engine with a shorter stroke/wider bore which gave it much more midrange than previous models.  It also came with distinctive twin ram-air intakes, Tokiko brakes and a suspension that was adjustable front and rear.

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Mileage on this 2002 Kawasaki ZX7R is a very low 4,380 miles according to the ebay seller.  All items appear to be factory OEM including the often replaced turn signals and mirrors which is nice but the dark photos do make it hard to see the rear license plate assembly (which got cut/trimmed on a lot of bikes of this era).

Overall the bike looks great, with only things that jump out at me is a dirty/possibly discolored windscreen and tire condition that looks a bit odd.  But the seller indicates fresh tires so perhaps the picture was right after some stickers were removed from the tires?

Note:  the seller also lists a broken lower fairing that doesn’t seem to be shown in the pictures.

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So, what is this low mileage P generation Kawasaki 750cc worth?   Well its not going to be as collectible as a first gen H1 or ZX7RR but it i its a last gen ZX7R, has low mileage and looks to have all the OEM pieces.  The Buy It Now price is only $3,500 USD is in line with current values.

While this one probably won’t appreciate much,  it would be a nice pickup for someone who wants to relive a little of their youth.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Generation ZX:  2002 Kawasaki ZX7R with 4,380 miles
Kawasaki December 2, 2015 posted by

One Owner, Low Mile 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R in Utah

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Located outside Salt Lake City is this stunning 2,700 mile Kawasaki ZX7R K2! All stock, fresh service, and nothing cut. I just wish the dealer had paid the extra few dollars to show high resolution images so we could see it up close.

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1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K2 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

For your consideration is a 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX750K2. A true K model with only 2731 miles. Bike sold new at the dealership on October 30th 1993. It was purchased at Performance Cycle in Republic, MO. Bike has only had one owner. I have a copy of the original title and have the original license plate. It is completely stock OEM quality with all the warning labels and reflectors. Bike comes with original sales brochure, Owners manual, Shoei promotional helmet (size Large), Ladies Kawasaki jacket (size Small), ownership & service documentation, tool kit, and two keys. The bike looks new and has been meticulously taken care of. Never has seen the rain or elements and always stored indoors. There is no rust or oxidation present anywhere on the bike. The bike would be perfect 100% if it wasn’t for a couple of tiny scrapes on the swingarm. Bodywork is 100% no scratches or cracks. Tank is 100% no scratches or dings. The bike really does look and pass for new on our showroom. Our Service Dept has gone completely through this bike from top to bottom. Did a full service on the engine including fluids and filters are OEM new. It runs, sounds and drives like the day it was new. Bike comes with clear title and everything you see in the pics. This will be the finest example of a 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R you will ever find. No stories, no problems, no excuses with this one.

One Owner, Low Mile 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R in Utah
Kawasaki December 29, 2014 posted by

Double Rams: 2001 Kawasaki ZX7R

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2001 Kawasaki ZX7R on Craigslist

One thing you have to say about the Kawasaki ZX7R- its got a distinctive look.  When it was launched reviewers took a look at the front fairing and stated things like “looks like it has the mumps”..”did it get its wisdom teeth out?”…and one of my all time favorites “front looks like it was designed by Russ Meyer”.  It was certainly different than other narrow fairing bikes of the same era such as the the R1 and Ducati 996.  But once you get past the wide fairing with its double ram air scoops, there is a really good bike waiting for you to experience.

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Even when it was brand new in 2001, the ZX7R was a bit of a holdover from earlier times when the 750cc class was a market leader.  Kawasaki wanted to keep pace with Suzuki and their GSX-R750 so a series of regular tweaks were done over the years to keep the ZX7 on the same level as the GSXR750. But in 2001 most of the focus on development was going into larger displacement bikes that weighed little more than previous generation 750cc bikes, bikes like the Yamaha R1 and Kawasaki’s own ZX9.   Consider this-  the ZX7R weighed 203kgs but the200c larger ZX9-R was only 215Kgs, the GS-XR750 was 179Kgs and the Yamaha R1 was 177kgs.  Given a Kilogram =2.2 pounds its easy to see why the ZX7R wasn’t the bike most track fans picked.

So why was the ZX7R still even still for sale? Well the ZX7R was still a good bike with a stonking fast engine and was cheaper than the ZX9. Also it was more refined on regular roads than the hyperlightened ZX9, in part due to its extra weight which gave the bike a lot of stability in fast corners.  Even with the heavier weight the ZX7 had excellent braking due to a pair of six piston Tokico calipers mounted up front.  And oh by the way, the bike made noises that its big brother couldn’t come close to making, an airbox snarl that sounded like the bike would rip your face off.

Another rumored reason that the ZX7R was still for sale in 2001 was that some within Kawasaki were loath to abandon the 750cc lineup, given that this was the link to the companies most recent success in the high end Motogp/WSB racing.

As the folks at Carole Nash wrote,

“We’ll look back at the ZX7R as one of the last great rocker’s bikes, a hooligan.  Comfort? Forget it. Fuel economy? Hopeless, you have to rev it to enjoy that 13,000rpm engine, which then glugs petrol at 35mpg. Pillion friendly? Only in a way that a member of the Spanish Inquisition would recognise… The ZX7R is a relic, but still glorious, anti-social fun. Something your mother wouldn’t like and sometimes, being out of fashion is the only way to go.”

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This particular ZX7R has only 7236 miles and has been recently refreshed, including fresh rubber.  Here is what the seller has to say

  • 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R ~ $4200
  • Mint Ninja ZX-7 with only 7236 miles.
  • New Bridgestone BT-016 Pro’s front and rear.
  • Head to toe service just completed with Repsol synthetics.
  • D&D slip-on,
  • Flush mounts, intergated tail light,
  • New Gel battery, New rear EBC brake pads, Carbs rebuilt and all fluids flushed.
  • A few scratches on stickers but overall outstanding condition

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So what’s this ZX7R worth? Well its not completely OEM but the changes are small, mostly turn signals/indicators and some aftermarket exhausts. Major fluids have been done and the bike comes with fresh rubber. Asking price is about 1000 above KBB retail but is well below what the ZX7 we listed on RSBFS sold earlier this month (and that one wasn’t an R version). Perhaps this 2001 green machine might look nice parked near your christmas tree.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Double Rams:  2001 Kawasaki ZX7R
Kawasaki April 15, 2014 posted by

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R for sale in Santa Monica

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This is one of those listings that sell themselves from the owners description and lovely pictures. A huge RSBFS fan favorite, the K1 needs little introduction. This example has a tick over 15k miles and the starting bid is at $7k reserve not met. While it’s been fitted with CV carbs and various other street riding improvements/adjustments, it includes most of the stock bits should you want to restore it in the future.

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1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

You are bidding on a 1992 ZX7R, true K model as you can see in the VIN.

If you’re not aware of the R models they came with an Aluminum tank, Magnesium motor covers, a special Race transmission with a very tall 1st gear (not great off the line by the way), a solo tail section with special lightened subframe, larger cams and higher HP, reservoir shock, higher redline and the very cool Flatslide carbs which retail for around 2500 or so on bike bandit by themselves! This bike is truly worth more in parts but as you know…few of these left as it is.

A bit of a long story on this one so please bear with me. First and foremost, if you are looking for a true collectible, there are very few of these left and even less in this condition. I literally checked Ebay and a few other various sites a couple times a month (for last few years) in hopes of finding one when this one finally came up. Almost closed on one from HI last year but we had a challenge connecting to close the deal and the freight would of been pricey. This particular bike is more of a PROGRESSIVE restoration. I’m told I”m the 4th owner and as such have worked on it a bit myself to correct some flaws, etc. Haven’t had it terribly long but spent a bit more $ on it.

Reason I’m selling. I bought this bike to hold in my office with two other highly collectible bikes as these 3 were the top of the class back when I was still goofing off at Willow, etc. At the time, Scott Russell was the man and this was his bike of choice. Anyway, I spend a lot of time working in Asia and by luck would have it, I came across a VERY special GP bike that I simply MUST HAVE. So much so that I’m selling all 3 of my rides to get it and then some! Getting it into the US has been a hassle but I can’t wait to get my hands on it. The other two bikes I just sold to a local well known vehicle collector (to remain nameless) and sure enough, he has a ZX7R already in his arsenal.

I was told by the last owner that he was the 3rd owner but haven’t confirmed it (he’s a motorcycle mechanic to boot so probably why she runs so well). I haven’t had it long and to be honest, I really don’t need to sell so please understand that I will not take a low ball offer.

Back to the bike…

Bodywork is in amazing shape. Nose looks like brand new without even a rock chip. Clearly someone replaced it although I’m not sure where you could find a near new one. There’s a small fingernail scratch on the left edge but you can barely notice and barely worth bringing up, it truly shines like it’s one day old.
Sides have a few knicks but again, exceptionally good shape. I’ll post a bunch of picture to see. Tank is near perfect, tiny little knick on top but very small and a small rock chip but again…very nice! Tail is in good shape, no cracks, side plates look great but there’s a chip in the paint by reservoir and a couple of scuffs on the under edge. It’s really difficult to pull the seat back off where the storage compartment is so that area has some rub marks from the seat tabs. Thing is, they didnt make a ton of these bikes so the tail section mechanicals are a bit jimmy rigged from factory.

Headlights, signals and taillight are all like new.

I replaced many of the non OEM bolts so that’s all good to go. Also replaced all 3 rotors as others weren’t in as good of shape but looks good now. While I was at it, cleaned calipers and put new pads all the way around.

Shock is an aftermarket Penske unit and as such, rides great with it although if you’re an OEM fanatic like me, you could easily sell and likely find a nice stock one to replace it with.

Frame has some wear and tear for a 22 year old bike, no scrapes or damage of any type but some wear marks in the paint just from services, maint, riding…etc. Wheels are great shape, no marks, bright green and in excellent shape.

Swingarm is a little problem for me… It’s the stock one but it looks like he may of painted or power coated. Looks beautiful condition wise but the color is off a little from the frame. Enough that I would likely redo it if I don’t sell but again, I’m a fanatic so not sure it would bother you as you can only tell under certain light.

All signals, rear wheel valance, fender etc are fine shape…no worries there.

Rearsets are NOT OEM although pcs of them are. You could easily find the right parts on Ebay and get it back to factory if desired.

The last owner (as a bike mechanic) didnt want the hassle of dealing with the flat slides as they make it VERY hard to ride on the street not to mention they need a lot of tuning… Therefore, he put on a set of CV carbs for rideabilty. However, it does come with a pristine set of OEM flat slides, the proper air box and a spare bright green windscreen. They too are worth quite a bit but exceptionally hard to find so keeping with the bike. Wouldn’t take long to put them back on, just may require some tuning after.

Bike runs GREAT! Starts right up but it’s a cold blooded machine so needs the choke. Chain is near new and tires are new as well. Just registered it in California so plates are good for a year. As you can see from pictures, has a Muzzy exhaust and I DO NOT have the OEM system although I do see them on Ebay from time to time.

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1992 Kawasaki ZX7R for sale in Santa Monica
Kawasaki November 12, 2013 posted by

A 10 Of A ZX: 1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R

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OK, I’ll go 9.99 because I know there are a couple still out there in crates but lets be realistic;  this is about as good as it gets.  So, for those that didn’t pull the trigger on last few ZX-7R’s we posted, warm those check books up.

1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R for sale on eBay

What the seller is saying about it:

1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R K2 Ninja, 800 miles. I’ve owned the bike since 2007, bought it from a Kawasaki dealer’s personal collection. The bike is completely stock except for the following; the carb needles are shimmed .040″ to help the rideability, and the tires were new in 2007 (Dunlop Sportmax Qualifiers – 8 miles on them total). Although I’ve only put 8 miles on the bike since I’ve owned it, I start it 2 to 3 times each summer and let it warm up to keep things lubricated. This bike is one of 7 older sportbikes that I own – none of them are getting a lot of miles on them. All the necessary things are there to distinguish it from the standard ZX-7; aluminum tank, flatslide carbs, close ratio gearbox, etc… I have 2 original keys, owners manual, service manual, complete toolkit and sales brochure.

There is nothing forcing the sale of this bike, but I’ll let it go for the right price. Buyer is responsible for pick up or shipping of the bike.

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800 mile fresh.  I really don’t remember another one like this.

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There really isn’t anything to discuss.  If you want a rare Kawi from the 90’s that looks like it just came out of the showroom, this is it.

Click here for the auction.

Ian

A 10 Of A ZX:  1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R
Kawasaki November 6, 2013 posted by

The Islands Call: 1992 Kawasaki ZX7R

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Last year I posted what I thought would be the only ZX7R in the Hawaiian Islands. Well, little did I know the islands are alive with lime green homologation specials.

You guys know what these are so lets hear what the seller has to say:

I have made some upgrades since I purchased the bike. I have added a hard to find FULL titanium MUZZY exhaust, PM Chicane wheels with new Q3s, Speigler braided brake and clutch lines, HH EBC brake pads, had all the calipers and masters rebuilt with OEM Kawasaki parts, installed new steering head bearings, changed fork seals and dust boots, recharged the rear shock, new OEM air filter and cleaned and rebuild the 39mm flatslides. I have spent countless hours jetting this bike and it wants to be ridden! I just have no time to ride it and feel bad when I do…  Note: Original parts will be included to the winner if they choose.

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Who has shipped a bike from Hawaii? Does it break the bank?

Click here for the auction.

 

Ian

The Islands Call:  1992 Kawasaki ZX7R
Aprilia October 23, 2012 posted by

October Mega Mailbag! [RC8, RS250, RZ350, VFR400R Rothmans, ZX7R, ZX7, 89 CBR600, VFR400]

Hey guys! It’s been a while to say the least since we last published a post with your submissions. My apologies if your listing has expired or we didn’t get to reply in time — there’s just been too much to do every weekend since forever!

Thanks as always for your emails and thank you for reading!

dc

First up Chris shoot us his 2009 KTM RC8 that has a couple days left on eBay. Buy-it-now is $11k.


Here’s a great looking 1995 Kawasaki ZX-7 for just $4000 in Indiana on eBay.


Brit has emailed to let us know his Aprilia RS250 is available in Nashville for $6500 and with tags.


Peter has emailed us this very yellow Kenny Roberts tribute bike for sale on eBay. Very well written description. Good luck with the sale!


Adam sends us this stunning and original VFR400R Rothmans that has been in storage for 20 years. Check it out on Boston Craigslist for $13995.


John has email us his 2002 Kawasaki ZX7R that is available in Austin for $5400 with just 3500 miles. Good luck with the sale!


Peter spotted this very original looking 1989 Honda CBR600 on Cycletrader.com for $3k.


Chris forwarded us this spot in Canada for a 1992 Honda VFR400 for just $4200.

Bimota February 19, 2012 posted by

February Mailbag Catchup!

Hey guys, sorry for all the unanswered emails this month. I was away on vacation and messed up the forwarding of reader emails. Below are all the picks sent our way that are still active. If I missed one or you have a new spot, feel free to email us as always: web@raresportbikesforsale.com

Thanks for all the forwards guys!

dc

1991 Bimota Tuatara on eBay $6500 – This one wouldn’t usually make the cut but so many people emailed me with ‘comments’ I thought I’d lead off with this one for fun!


1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R for sale on eBay $4205 BIN 1 day remaining — Sorry I lost the email for this spot, but for $4500 this looks like a nice survivor with just 9k miles. Thanks for the forward!


1990 Honda RC30 on Seattle Craigslist $38000We’ve listed this one previously and the price hasn’t changed. But it sure is good looking!


1997 Suzuki GSX-R1100 on Hartford Craigslist $4500 — Dan C. emailed me this one and commented, “This may be the nicest stock last generation bike around.” I think he’s right and you guys know I’m a sucker for survivors that aren’t necessarily rare but impossible to find.

Dan also has this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Skoal Bandit Replica $8000. Great looking bike!


Desmosedici RR on Monterrey Craigslist $50000 — Hugh emailed me this one as a favor to his friend. Good luck with the sale!


2 Bimota HB4 Moto2 Prepped Racebikes in Italy — Nicola writes, “I own Motorcycle Racing Team in Italy that run in 2011 Italian Championship as official Bimota Racing Team (more info on www.teamqdp.it). We finished championship in third position!! We are now selling the bikes we used last year in MOTO2, particularly we have two BIMOTA HB4 ready to run. Bimota built up just 4 pieces of this prototype. We are seeking for someone interested.” Congratulations and good luck this year!


Bimota DB4 $8500 — John has emailed us to let us know he’s letting go of his bike. Make sure to click through as he has lots of pictures to share. Good luck with the sale!



1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport on KC Craigslist $3500
— Richard emailed us to let us know he has to let his bike go too. Good luck with the sale!


Ahmad’s TZR250 is still on Craigslist, but he’s dropped the price a bit to $3900. We previously listed this bike when spotted by SmokinJoe in January.


1985 Suzuki GSX-R 750 on Ontario Kijiji for $4500 — Chris spotted this one and aside from the windscreen this looks like it could be a great deal!