1998 Kawasaki ZX-7R

SOLD FOR: $6,000

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on June 14, 2023

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Back in 1996, Kawasaki decided to standardize naming for their popular 750 sportbike worldwide, rebadged the model in the US as the ZX-7R — the double R moniker was reserved for the more potent homologation special that Kawasaki sold in very limited numbers.

With the name change came several important updates, including a new engine with more mid-range power, a pair of ram-air intakes, as well as a set of Tokico six-pots and some fully-adjustable suspension front and rear. Despite making comparable power to Suzuki’s rival GSX-R SRAD, the ZX-7R came in 25kg (55lbs) heavier. Even still, the bike was a top seller due in large part to its street prowess and classic good looks that have stood the test of time.

VisorDown summed it up best in their retrospective review of the ZX-7R: “The Kawasaki ZX-7R still rates as one of the best-looking race-replica machines ever. And it’s been looks alone that have kept the venerable sexy seven so popular.” They go on to say that while the ZX-7R wasn’t as “radical” as their main competitor (the GSX-R750), it sold better thanks to better styling and a “race pedigree that the Suzuki couldn’t match.”

This example is VIN: JKAZX750PPA040065. It came to Iconic as an import from the Japan, the history is not known.

The odometer shows 32,443 kilometers (20,159 miles)

In preparation for the listing, our service department cleaned and synced the carb, serviced the chain, and washed the front brake calipers.

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

Tire Year Front/ Rear: 2018
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure – Front: 35PSI; Rear: 38PSI
Brake Life – Front: 90%; Rear: 65%
Hydraulic Fluid -Front/Rear/Clutch: Ok
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.6V Charged

Akrapović exhaust.

Nitron rear shock.

Galespeed brake and clutch master cylinders and assemblies.

Aftermarket rearsets.

Pillion seat fairing.

Flush mount turn-signals.

Active throttle assembly.

StompGrip tank grips.

Braided stainless steel brake lines.

Anodized brake rotor bolts.

HID headlight bulbs.

Swingarm spools.

Frame sliders.

Active tail-tidy.

Colored valve stem caps.

Pigtail battery lead.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires with date codes of 1618 and 2718.

The sale includes four keys.

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 (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-7R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 15

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: LoveNinjas

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $6,000 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
LoveNinjas June 6, 2023 1:59 pm PDT $4,300
Timvan June 6, 2023 1:59 pm PDT $4,200 Auto
Timvan June 4, 2023 12:20 pm PDT $4,100
bmxr June 4, 2023 12:20 pm PDT $4,000 Auto
bmxr June 4, 2023 12:18 pm PDT $3,900 Auto
Timvan June 4, 2023 12:18 pm PDT $3,800
bmxr June 1, 2023 10:41 pm PDT $3,600 Auto
Requiem0319 June 1, 2023 10:41 pm PDT $3,500
bmxr June 1, 2023 10:40 pm PDT $3,100 Auto
Requiem0319 June 1, 2023 10:40 pm PDT $3,000
bmxr June 1, 2023 12:51 pm PDT $2,590
Compstall73 June 1, 2023 12:51 pm PDT $2,490 Auto
Compstall73 May 31, 2023 12:24 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
PiraRacingTeam May 31, 2023 12:24 pm PDT $1,000
Compstall73 May 30, 2023 7:53 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 30, 2023 11:52 am PDT
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), 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.

Please note:

  • 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.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
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50-150 miles: $300

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