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I'm selling my baby. I have owned it since new. Bike is super clean and well maintained. Needs nothing but a new rider. I have done almost all the maintenance or it was taken to Wheels (local Kawi dealer) if I didn't have time. Oil changed religiously, never ridden a wheelie, never abused, waxed 3 times per year, stored in heated shop during winters, TOTALLY stock (except for Look Tank Bra, I'm not into mods or messing with factory settings). You will take one look and know it was taken care of, no disappointments. It has just under 11,000 miles (that's about 1000 miles a year). I just went through the whole bike this spring. Cleaned and adjusted the carbs, new spark plugs, obviously new oil, NEW TIRES, filters, etc. That service and parts at the dealer would be well over $1000. Now the bad... it was parked and someone tipped it over at West Acres a few summers ago. You can see in pics, nothing bad, but I'm picky. If it weren't for this it would be showroom new perfect. This bike is selling for $3800-5500 on Ebay and online around the country so I think my price of $3895 is fair. Not to mention I've taken superb care of it and there is no "well I don't know what the previous owner did" stuff when asking questions. It is a great bike and will run with any of the new bikes for speed or cornering. The ZX7R is known as a rock solid bike with no problems or issues. I'm going to miss it... it has been good to me. Clear North Dakota title in hand.

Here is a review from sport cycle magazine.

First Impression: Kawasaki ZX-7R
Steady Refinement is Kawasaki's Key to Success
By Shawn Higbee, Corbin MO staff,

Kawasaki's ZX-7R is a perfect example of motorcycle engineering refinement. In 1993 Kawasaki designed the new generation ZX-7R that has, to this day, remained virtually unchanged. Kawasaki continued to refine rather than redesign. It's hard to argue against this approach as it is obviously working on the racetrack. Doug Chandler's performance on the Muzzy Superbike is proof enough that this machine is extremely competent.
The lack of obvious design changes or a new appearance may make it hard for dealership salesmen to make their pitch, but knowledgeable consumers will recognize the ZX-7R as an impeccable package needing no sales hype.

The ZX-7R benefits from four years of steady refinement. This makes for a pleasant ride with little to complain about.

One of the first things you'll notice when riding is that its mirrors are practical, allowing you a broader view than just your shoulders. Its cockpit feels smaller and more compact than on early models, with subtle comfort changes like adjustable levers to suit a wide range of hand sizes that previously were unavailable.

"Pushing the ZX hard in the canyons rewards the rider. Predictable steering is unmistakable due to its 25 degrees of rake and 3.9 inches of trail."

Kawasaki's preference towards racers is evident. Chandler and Muzzy seemed to have influenced the changes, shaping it into a precision piece.

Its chassis is very well behaved, never doing anything other than what's instructed.

The combination of larger than average trail numbers and peculiarly narrow triple clamps require a heavy push on its handlebars to turn the bike quickly, while the triangulated profile of the Dunlop tires complements the bike's geometry perfectly, allowing it to reach maximum lean angle quickly and effortlessly.

Although initial input is heavy, once leaned over the handling is neutral and the profile effect of the tires is very noticeable. Compared to early models, the new ZX-7 has better throttle response and midrange acceleration. The main reason for these improvements is the reduction of the intake ports by 4mm.

"Smaller ports allow for better intake velocity and fuel atomization."

The increased velocity pulls a better signal at the carburetor's needle jet, allowing for excellent carbonation.

Other improvements over the original formula include Muzzy's touches in the form of strengthened crankshaft, two springs per valve and a special baffle in the joint pipe to maximize exhaust pulse effect for more torque. Low and mid torque was improved with a balance pipe connected between the number one and number four header pipes. The head itself was refined with straighter ports, aiming the 38mm carbs at 50 degrees into the combustion chamber.

Kawasaki has now fitted the ZX's transmission with involuted splines on the input and output shafts, allowing for less backlash. Suspension components are also fully adjustable in the front and rear and control the chassis' attitude well. Adjustments include compression, rebound and ride height.

An experienced rider may now raise the rear to reduce front rake for quicker steering, and its firm ride still will soak up the big bumps. Those interested in commuting may choose to loosen the suspension settings for more comfort around town. I would recommend adjusting the factory settings by reducing front rebound two clicks, and dialing-in one less click of rebound and 3mm less preload on the rear.

Brakes were improved by changing from four-piston calipers to six-piston, with the result being increased feel and power.

New brake pad material also contributes to Grade-A stopping performance.

The initial bite isn't there, but a strong hand increases stopping power with its rising rate. Improved from the original 1993-spec machine is the appearance and sound of its exhaust system. The sleek looking pipe has a deep, powerful tone -- louder than most stock pipes.

Minimal restriction allows the engine to breathe yet it still remains quieter than an aftermarket muffler.

"Among the most noticeable changes in the new ZX-7R is the addition of another ram air duct in the front fairing. Kawasaki's ram induction system is one of best designed. A noticeable increase in acceleration is felt during top speed runs."

It feels small -- like a heavy 600cc bike, but with noticeably more low-end grunt and a little more top end.

The power delivery is one of the most linear I've ever sampled, and its spot-on carburetion, instant throttle response and impeccable chassis manners make the ZX-7R a very logical buy.


Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Price: $9399.00
Engine: Four-stroke, DOHC,
16-valve inline four
Bore and Stroke: 73 by 44.7mm
Displacement: 748cc
Carburetion: Four Keihin CVKD38
Transmission: 6-speed
Wheelbase: 56.5 inches
Seat Height: 31.1 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gal
Claimed Dry Weight: 448 lbs
General information
Model: Kawasaki ZX-7R Ninja
Category: Sport

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 748.00 ccm (45.64 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line four
Stroke: 4
Power: 122.00 HP (89.1 kW)) @ 11500 RPM
Torque: 81.00 Nm (8.3 kgf-m or 59.7 ft.lbs) @ 9800 RPM
Valves per cylinder: 4
Starter: Electric
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type
final drive: Chain

Physical measures
Dry weight: 447.5 pounds
Seat height: 790 mm (31.1 inches)
Chassis and dimensions
Front brakes: Dual disc
Rear brakes: Single disc
Speed and acceleration
Top speed: 167.8 mph
Power/weight ratio: 0.6010 HP/kg
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