No Reserve – 1985 Kawasaki Ninja 600R

SOLD FOR: $1,350

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on September 28, 2022

Winner: Elephants

Winning Bid: $1,100
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $1,350


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1985 Kawasaki Ninja 600R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Motorcyclist magazine summed it up perfectly: the new-for-1985 Kawasaki Ninja 600R was “the bike that essentially invented the modern 600 middleweight category.”

“A short wheelbase and 16-inch wheels front and rear emphasized the little sportbike’s compact nature and allowed sure-footed handling that riders bred on bigger bikes had previously only dreamed about. Air-assisted AVDS suspension meant it was just as sophisticated as its big brother the 900R.”

This example is VIN: JKAZX4A10FA004788. The seller acquired it from the estate of a friend three months ago.

During his ownership he has covered just a few “test miles.” The odometer shows 8,602 miles.

The seller states that this has new front rotors, a new battery, and new Continental tires with date codes of 4516 and 4320.

Please note that when the bike is running, the exhaust smoke is a little white – we presume the engine is burning some oil.

Corbin seat.

The seller states that the bike is OEM, though the tank was swapped out at some point in the past. There are extra “Ninja” stickers on the tank.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean California title with registration current through February 2023.

Have any Ninja 600R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Santa Monica, California






Ninja 600







Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 10

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Elephants

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Elephants September 28, 2022 8:35 am $1,100
Gingell1 September 24, 2022 9:06 am $1,000
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 6:31 pm $900
AaronR38 September 23, 2022 6:30 pm $800 Auto
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 6:30 pm $750
AaronR38 September 23, 2022 5:43 pm $600
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 5:43 pm $500 Auto
Ttocsshit September 21, 2022 2:35 pm $350
wyobrit September 21, 2022 2:35 pm $250 Auto
wyobrit September 21, 2022 10:52 am $1 Reserve
Auction started September 21, 2022 8:55 am
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