1987 Kawasaki Ninja 600RX



Additional photos of this 1987 Kawasaki Ninja 600RX 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.”

To improve on its efforts, Kawasaki took the 600R and released a limited-edition variant known as the 600RX. Along with giving the bike an aluminum alloy frame — saving some 16.5 pounds over the standard model — the Big K also reduced the rake and shortened the wheelbase by 0.5 inches. Taken together, such changes made the already nimble Ninja even lighter and quicker to steer.

This example is VIN: JKAZX4B13HA000915.

The odometer shows 43,609 miles.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had the shop inspect the bike to see what it would need. Steve gave it a once-over; he notes in his condition report that the tires are at 100%, that the brakes are at 95%, and that the headlight, turn signals, brake light, taillight, plate light, killswitch, and horn are all OK. He found that the carbs were overflowing and that the front sprocket was worn. Moreover, he located an oil leak at the counter-shaft seal and the shift-shaft seal along with a coolant leak at the left rear hose. He recommends a carb clean and sync, an oil and oil filter change, as well as a replacement of the seals, the front sprocket, and the cooling hose.

This Ninja 600RX is completely stock.

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

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Sport Demon tires with date codes of 2920 and 4320.

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 South Dakota title. Have any Ninja 600RX stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Santa Monica, California






Ninja 600







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South Dakota

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Private Party

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