1998 Kawasaki ZX-11

SOLD FOR: $5,083

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on June 30, 2023

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When it was introduced in 1990, the Kawasaki ZX-11 was the fastest production motorcycle in the world. Part of that came from the face that it was the first production motorcycle with a ram-air intake, which helped the 1,052cc inline four engine produce a claimed 145 horsepower and 80 ft-lbs of torque.

In a period review, Cycle World said, “Now two years old, the Kawasaki ZX-11 Ninja is still the baddest, meanest, flat-nastiest motorcycle available. Forget about the other big-bore sportbikes: They’re all slow.”

Despite its immense performance, the Ninja ZX-11 was noted for being easy to ride and easy to maintain, which enabled it to have a lengthy production run that lasted until 2001.

Manufactured in July of 1997, this example is VIN: JKAZXBD10WB511362.

The odometer shows 8,859 miles.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean and sync the carbs, flush the hydraulic fluid, and install new Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires with date codes of 0923 and 1023.

Olly did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Fuel Tank: Ok, Just cleaned
Tire Years – Front/ Rear: 2023
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure – Front/ Rear: 41PSI
Brake Life – Front: 70%; Rear: 80%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear/Clutch: New, just cleaned out
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Dark
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Hazard Lights: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.6V
Test Ride: 7 Mile test ride, bike operates as intended

-Both forks leaking
-Drive chain dirty

As there was some rust inside of the tank, we sent it out to GTL to have it cleaned and treated with rust inhibitor.

Vance & Hines exhaust.

MRA tinted windscreen.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two keys.

The sale also includes the original owner’s manual, a cover, as well as a tank protector.

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

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean California title. Have any ZX-11 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 19

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: maxsizemore

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $5,083 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
maxsizemore July 6, 2023 11:57 am PDT $3,325
Kartman July 6, 2023 11:57 am PDT $3,225 Auto
Kartman July 6, 2023 3:41 am PDT $3,101
bmxr July 5, 2023 8:28 pm PDT $3,001
Kartman July 5, 2023 8:28 pm PDT $3,000 Auto
Kartman July 3, 2023 1:40 pm PDT $2,600
wasuber July 3, 2023 1:40 pm PDT $2,500 Auto
Kartman July 3, 2023 1:40 pm PDT $2,400
wasuber July 3, 2023 1:39 pm PDT $2,300 Auto
Kartman July 3, 2023 1:39 pm PDT $2,200
wasuber July 3, 2023 1:39 pm PDT $2,100 Auto
Kartman July 3, 2023 1:39 pm PDT $2,000
wasuber July 3, 2023 1:39 pm PDT $1,900 Auto
Kartman July 3, 2023 1:39 pm PDT $1,800
wasuber July 1, 2023 9:00 am PDT $1,698
Compstall73 July 1, 2023 9:00 am PDT $1,598 Auto
Compstall73 June 30, 2023 3:01 pm PDT $600
Kartman June 30, 2023 3:01 pm PDT $500 Auto
Kartman June 30, 2023 2:18 pm PDT $1
Auction started June 29, 2023 7:20 am PDT
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