No Reserve – 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10 Project

SOLD FOR: $1,150

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 17, 2024

Winner: c***********5

Winning Bid: $900
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $1,150

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Please note: The seller states this bike was a recent garage find and it had gas sitting in it for many years. As such, the bike does not start and is being sold as a project.

Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Introduced in 1988, the ZX-10 was also known as the Tomcat in certain countries. It also had another name when it was released: the fastest production motorcycle in the world, thanks to a 165 mile-per-hour top speed!

That was possible due to 997cc engine, which evolved from the unit out of the GPz1000RX but gained bigger valves and a higher compression ratio en route to producing 135 horsepower and 75 ft-lbs of torque. Surrounding the engine was Kawasaki’s first use of a perimeter aluminum frame, which helped keep weight at 541 pounds dry.

This example is VIN: JKAZXCB16KA018410.

The odometer shows 13,479 miles.

Per the seller, “It had some old gas in it so the fuel system needs cleaning. There’s also a slight oil leak.”

Aftermarket exhaust.


Black frame.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin tires with date codes of 1610 and 0612.

The sale includes one key, spare forks, and carburetors.

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

Currently located in Little Rock, Arkansas, this Kawasaki is offered on a clean Arkansas title. Have any ZX-10 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 5

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: c***********5

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
c***********5 May 11, 2024 2:27 pm PDT $900 Auto
w*****t May 11, 2024 2:27 pm PDT $800
c***********5 May 11, 2024 1:54 pm PDT $595
w*****t May 11, 2024 1:54 pm PDT $495 Auto
w*****t May 10, 2024 5:22 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started May 10, 2024 11:58 am PDT
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