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The GPX750 of the late 1980’s was no slouch in terms of power, and it even won Cycle World’s award for best 750cc streetbike in 1987 and 1988. Still, Kawasaki saw potential with a new class of Ninja using the 16-valve liquid cooled inline four from the GPX and in 1989 launched what would become one of their most iconic models. The ZX-7 was a completely new bike with a perimeter style aluminum frame, adjustable suspension, 17″ wheels front and back and a tweaked 750cc engine putting out a solid 105 horsepower.
Unlike the rare homologation specials released by other Japanese manufactures, the ZX-7 was an affordable 750cc bike that was available to everyone – racers and street riders alike. The ZX-7 was a really good road bike right out of the crate, but with some special parts and a bit of work it could be made into a very competent race machine, and for many years the bike saw incredible success on the race track. 1990 saw significant revisions to the engine and bigger carbs bringing more power, and a new swingarm changed the wheel base. 1991 ushered in a freshly restyled J model ZX-7 with more engine improvements, an inverted 43mm front fork, and a lighter frame.
Very few changes were made for the 1994 (ZX750-L2) model, but that’s OK because the upgrades bumped up power from 100 to 119 at the crank (a June 1995 test by Performance Bike Magazine showed 108.5 horsepower at the rear wheel). The engine was stuffed into an aluminum perimeter frame and the whole package weighed 452 pounds dry.
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, clean and sync the carbs, change the oil and oil filter, install new spark plugs, and flush the brake fluid as well as the coolant. We also repaired the rear light and gave the bike a detailing.
Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Year Front: 2409 / Rear:2609
Tire % Front: 50% / Rear: 50%
Tire Press Front: 32 / Rear: 36
Brake % Front: 80% / Rear : 100%
Hydraulic: Front and Rear Brake Fluids: New
Clutch Fluid: New
Low Beam: OK
High Beam: OK
Brake Light: OK
Plate Light: OK
– Chain rust and has kink spots
– Rear sprocket (Teeth are bent)
– Bike has corrosion all over
– Rust on suspension links
– Clutch fluid needs to be replaced
– Plastic has a crack on the front fender
– Right side plastic has been repaired next to the turn signal
• New Chain and Sprocket
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any ZX-7 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!