Posts by tag: ZX7RR

Kawasaki July 11, 2013 posted by

Island Exotica: 1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR

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When you imagine Hawaii, the image a ZX7RR ripping by the beautiful beaches  isn’t usually the image that comes to mind.  This lime green Hawaiian may be coming to the mainland or then again,  maybe there is an enthusiast in Hawaii that has been waiting to get his hands on something a little different.  Too far away you say?  Did I mention there is no reserve on the auction?

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The story on it:

Up for auction is a VERY rare 1996 ZX7RR N1 Homologation special. Kawasaki only imported 500 “N” models to make this model legal to race in the superbike class for Muzzy. This bike is a true survivor and has been garage kept since I owned it. 
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
Since taking possession of the bike I have replaced all the faring hardware, rebuilt the carbs, replace the fuel petcock and fuel lines, replaced the starter relay. Replaced and flushed all the brake fluid, coolant and eng. oil.
This is a no reserve auction! Bid to win it!
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 Tell the Mrs. you want to spend a long weekend with her in Hawaii.  Sneak away for a couple of hours one morning to arrange your shipping and bingo:  everyone is happy.  Don’t say RSBFS can’t help a marraige.  It looks completely stock.  Am I missing anything that has been changed?

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Click here to  bid.

Ian

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

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 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 October 5, 2011 posted by

The Same, Only Different: 1993 Kawasaki ZXR750R M1

The Same,  Only Different:  1993 Kawasaki ZXR750R M1

I never get tired of them.  We’ve all seen our share of ZXR750R’s but I always take a second look when I see them wrapped in this bodywork.  That bodywork reminds me of what I think are some of the most exotic race bikes ever built:  the endurance and TT-F1 bikes of the 1990’s.  Pick your manufacturer, they were all one off specials.

If these two don’t do it for you I don’t know what will.  In these cash strapped times with  production based rules these bikes are a distant memory.

Someone in the UK has been hiding this one away.  It has seen only 1165 miles of pavement!  It had been stored since 1994.  The current owner had a full service done on the bike and it is road worthy.

It might have a German accent.  It is a UK spec bike but was sold to someone in Germany before being brought back home.

Boring photo but I think it proves the point that this thing is mint!

1993 was the first year of ram air on the ZXR.  I knew the RR had the adjustable swing arm pivot but did not know you had to have some race kit parts to actually adjust it.  This one is nice enough that I hope the new owner keeps it absolutely stock.

The asking price?  $16,144 to us in the New World.  That is,  until the dollar tanks even more.  Peso, here we come.  Has anyone seen one with this bodywork running around in the states? I sure haven’t.  To add it to your collection click here.

Ian

Kawasaki September 26, 2011 posted by

Remember FUSA? 98 Kawasaki ZX850RR Muzzy Raptor

Remember FUSA?  98 Kawasaki ZX850RR Muzzy Raptor

“Run what ya brung” pretty much sums up what Formula USA ( FUSA) was all about back in the 90’s.  At any given race you might see a heavily modded GSXR1100 racing against a TZ250.  For a year or two there was even Rich Oliver riding a Roberts YZR500 (I think there was some pissing and moaning after these arrived).  The Raptor was Rob Muzzy’s answer to the dominant Valvoline Suzuki’s of the time.  Basically, give Muzzy a ZX7 and let him have his way with it.

By the way,  can someone please bring a series like this back?  I’ve had my fill of NASCAR on two wheels.  I like the exotic.

50 is the widely stated production number of the Raptors.  50 also happened to be  the number required to be FUSA legal.  The seller states Rob Muzzy claims the actual production number is around 35.  Rare, unique and semi-American made all in one.

This particular Raptor has a very cool mix of Muzzy, Kawasaki kit and high end aftermarket parts:

The motor is the highest spec  873cc ,GEAR DRIVEN CAM, Ti Carillo rods, lighten crank,world superbike head,undercut tranny. 41mm Kehien Flatslides breath through a ram air sealed carbon fiber airbox. It’s making around 175 rwhp.  I did not dyno it but its a torque monster.  The motor sounds almost like a turbo because of the gear driven cam whine. Very sic!

The suspension is full GP spec 48mm Ohlins forks, Special factory Ohlins rear shock, custom suspension linkage and a adjustable triple clamp looks like it could support a bridge!  Massive pinch bolts.  The swing arm and fork are equipped with quick change Ti axles. A KES quickshifter controls the full throttle shift and the guages are all KHI (Kawasaki Heavy Industries) factory superbike pieces.

The brakes are set up with sublime AP 6piston front calipers, clamping 330 mm (they might be 320mm) Brembo Full floating cast rotors, actuated by a Brembo radial master cylinder.  The rear brake is a tiny AP unit clamping a ultra light full floating KHI rotor.

Wheels are a beautiful set of magnesium Marchasini’s, 17 x3.75 front, 16.5x 6.5 rear. I just refinished them and the are perfect. A new set sprockets and a gold DID chain complete the drive line. These a pretty fresh set of Dunlop Ntech’s on the bike right now.

Body work is a collection of one off carbon and fiberglass.  The tank is a one off Carbon Fiber piece of beauty.  The fairings are Jap spec 8hr Suzuka replicas.  There is a headlight custom faired in next to the number plate. The tail/subframe is all KHI SPEC. The battery box is relocated  in a custom Muzzy box along with a billet aluminum oil tank.

Who wouldn’t want that engine with the gear driven cams?  Exotic!

This is where the Raptor was meant to be but it was also sold as a street bike.  This one definitely saw it’s share of track time:

This bike is one of the three prototypes that Muzzy built for contesting the unlimited racing series Formula USA.  The history is as follows.  Doug Chandler raced this bike twice in FUSA for the Muzzy Team.  He won the first time out at Daytona and came in third at Pocono.  The bike then was passed on to Steve Grigg who went on to crush everyone in WERA unlimited series.  Grigg held the track record at Summit Point and Road Atlanta on this bike.  So this is no ccobbed up street bike but a real GP racer. 

Who is going to snap this one up?  A Kawasaki collector or someone who wants to keep it on the track?  With a starting bid  of $20,000 I’m going to lean collector.  There are just too many options out there today for that price for the track.  Is it worth $20,000 or higher?  I have to honestly say, “I don’t know”.  It sure has some trick parts and you can’t argue it isn’t rare.  If you sleep in Kawasaki pajamas I know you want this bike.

There is a decent thread on the Raptor on the Kawasaki forum if you’d like more info and pictures.  There is actually some photos of this particular bike there as well.

You can check out the auction here.

Ian