Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7RR N1. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
The base ZX-7 was a lovely bike to ride, but the N1 homologation was truly special thanks to a laundry list of upgrades: adjustable steering head angle (23.5-26.0 degrees), adjustable swingarm pivot, 41mm Keihin flatslide carbs, Nissin brakes (6-piston calipers up front), quick-ratio gearbox, upgraded fully-adjustable suspension front and rear, and a solo seat. Compared to previous homologation Ninja ZX-7s, the N1 had a steel (not aluminum) tank.
Fun story about the 1996 models: they were the first year to get purple wheels. The homologation Ninjas were so popular as privateer racers that Rob Muzzy was finding it too difficult to identify his bikes in a sea of green. His solution? Paint the wheels purple. Apparently Kawasaki liked it enough that they went with purple wheels for the 1996 bikes as well.
It remained there until 12-17-2015, when it was titled in Nebraska. The previous owner acquired it in May of 2016 from a passionate Kawasaki collector out of Lincoln, Nebraska who unfortunately passed away in a motorcycle accident. As such, we don’t have much information about the history of this N1.
When we acquired this bike it was not running and there were a few minor cosmetic issues, so we had Ollie sort out the carbs, install a new battery, and install new Dunlop Sportmax Q3 tires. We also had one of our favorite painters take care of a few blemishes, so it runs and looks great!
With that said, there is some paint flaking on the rear wheel that we left to keep the reserve as low as possible. Please note that our White Glove service would be able to make these perfect if the next owner wishes.
Search Tags: ZX7, ZX7R