1990 Kawasaki ZX-7

SOLD FOR: $9,630

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Please Note: this bike was sold on our classified section, however the purchaser backed out. He has been banned from participating in future auctions and we are relisting this motorcycle.

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1990 Kawasaki ZX-7. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In 1988, Kawasaki debuted a 750cc racebike called the ZXR-7. The following year, they released a production version – we knew it in the US as the Ninja ZX-7.

The 748cc inline four engine produced 105 horsepower inside of an aluminum perimeter frame. Performance Bikes magazine saw 91 hp at the rear wheel with a 152 mph top speed in a 1989 test.

Crucially, it was easy to ride (though the rear suspension was quite stiff). As noted in a period review, it was “one of the few modern 750s that can be ridden to its maximum in comparative safety.”

Arguably just as important, it looked the part. As Bennett’s says, “When Kawasaki pulled the covers off the ZXR it was love at first sight for riders all over the world. With its twin headlights, race inspired fairing and paint scheme and hoover pipes, the ZXR looked every bit an endurance racer for the road. Add in the beefy aluminium E-Box frame, 17-inch wheels and sporty rubber and the ZXR certainly gave the impression it meant business. Who cared if the hoover pipes did absolutely nothing aside from blow air onto the cylinder head, they looked cool and that was what really counted.” It was the springboard for the long series of Kawasaki 750cc sportbikes that we all adore.

This example is VIN: JKAZXDH11LA017115. The seller acquired it from Iconic Motorbikes out of the Kamikaze Motorsports collection in August 2021.

The odometer shows 25,523 miles.

When the seller acquired it in August 2021, the bike had been sitting for several years so we went through it to make it a runner. We also replaced the blue tinted windscreen with an aftermarket clear one. The seller was moving the bike in his driveway this winter and unfortunately slipped on ice, tipping the bike over on its left side. In preparation for the listing, we had Matt at Color Zone Designs refinish the paint on the left lower fairing, chin fairing, upper fairing, and right tail piece. While the bodywork was off, we also had the windshield polished.

The seller wanted to make sure the bike was ready to go for the next owner, so in the last two weeks he had us clean and sync the carbs and change the engine oil. Steve did the work, he notes that the brake pads are at 30% front and 30% rear.

Aftermarket seat covers for rider and passenger seats.

Aftermarket windscreen.

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

The left mirror housing is scuffed up, however the sale includes a NOS left mirror.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop RoadSport III tires with date codes of 4720 and 4820.

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 Colorado title. Have any ZX-7 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: this bike was sold on our classified section, however the purchaser backed out. He has been banned from participating in future auctions and we are relisting this motorcycle.

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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
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