The “K” model of the ZX-7R, built between 91-92, was a homologation special built in limited numbers so Kawi could go racing in AMA Superbike.
For that extra dough you got a whole bunch of goodies, including 120 horsepower from a tweaked engine, close-ratio six speed transmission, Keihin 39mm flat slide carbs, aluminum (versus steel) tank, lighter subframe with a solo seat/fiberglass tail, and fully adjustable suspension with a remote reservoir rear shock.
The extra power came from a higher redline (+500rpm), higher compression, and larger cams, plus the bike weighed 10 pounds less. It may look rather similar to the standard J model ZX-7, but it was happier on the track than the street thanks to the above changes and a very tall first gear. In a 1992 test, Performance Bikes magazine got 110 horsepower at the rear wheel (Kawasaki claimed 120 at the crank) and hit 158.5 miles per hour – all while returning 41 average miles per gallon.
Fun fact: you can tell if the fairings are proper K model panels when you see the supplemental hole on the right side – that’s to adjust the flatslides. Regular J models had CV carbs and no adjustment hole.
Currently at our location in Marina del Rey, California (please schedule an appointment to inspect it in person), this Kawi is offered with a clean Utah title.
It is entirely OEM, however the tail section has been replaced with a NOS unit that the owner sourced quite some time ago.
We note just two minor areas of cosmetic imperfections – some wear on the front left turn signal housing and a small chip in the tail underneath the brake light.
The sale includes the Owner’s Handbook as well as a period brochure. The seller wanted this bike to mechanically sorted for the next owner, so in earlier this month he had us we clean the carbs, rebuild the petcock, replace a faulty brake pedal pushing, and flush the clutch, front brake, and rear brake fluid. This bike ready to show or to ride.
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Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.