2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

SOLD FOR: $8,025

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

When it was introduced in 2000, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R earned the title of most powerful production bike thanks to a ram-air intake that bumped power from 178 hp at low speed to 190 hp at high speed.

Kawi planned on having a big release to counter the then-current top speed king, the Hayabusa. Team Green was hinting that they’d be able to top 200mph, and that was enough to scare some regulators into calling for an import ban on these top speed monsters. So in 2000, the ‘gentleman’s agreement’ that capped top speed at 300 km/h (186 mph) was instituted by manufacturers to avoid political issues. The ZX-12 thus never got the glory it probably should have because it had to be capped even before it was released.

In their quest for performance supremacy, Kawasaki introduced an aluminum monocoque frame – the first of its kind on a mass-produced production motorcycle – for increased stiffness and a narrower/more aerodynamic design. It was also Kawi’s first use of fuel injection in a sport bike since the GPz1100 from nearly two decades prior.

The seller of this example (VIN: JKAZX9A10YA009408) acquired it on Craigslist from a private party in Seattle, Washington approximately six months ago. He had it shipped to his home and has covered “a few hundred miles” with it.

The odometer shows 6,055 miles.

Full titanium and carbon fiber Arata exhaust system imported from Japan.

The sale includes the stock exhaust.

Recent maintenance includes a fresh oil change, new Yuasa battery, and new Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ tires (date codes are 0718 and 1320).

The seller also installed AS3 silicone hoses and performed a coolant flush at that time.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
This Ninja is in excellent cosmetic condition inside and out – we only note a small scratch on the right side lower belly pan (hard to see, we originally missed it) and tiny blemishes in the windshield.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection) this Ninja is offered on a clean California title with registration current through October 2021.

The seller states that there are no mechanical issues. He’s selling this (as well as a 1993 Ducati Monster 900) to simplify his collection. Have any ZX-12R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

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Santa Monica, California






Ninja ZX-12R







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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 16

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: DLevitt

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $8,025 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
DLevitt March 17, 2021 9:59 am $4,400
Fast12R March 17, 2021 9:17 am $4,300
DLevitt March 17, 2021 9:11 am $4,200
Fast12R March 17, 2021 8:22 am $4,100
DLevitt March 13, 2021 5:30 pm $4,000 Auto
mstng65ninjaman March 13, 2021 5:30 pm $3,950
DLevitt March 13, 2021 3:42 pm $3,650
mstng65ninjaman March 13, 2021 3:32 pm $3,550
DLevitt March 13, 2021 3:32 pm $3,500 Auto
DLevitt March 13, 2021 2:39 pm $3,100 Auto
mstng65ninjaman March 13, 2021 2:39 pm $3,000
DLevitt March 13, 2021 2:32 pm $2,600 Auto
mstng65ninjaman March 13, 2021 2:32 pm $2,500
DLevitt March 13, 2021 2:32 pm $1,600 Auto
mstng65ninjaman March 13, 2021 2:32 pm $1,500
DLevitt March 11, 2021 9:19 am $1,000
Auction started March 10, 2021 10:00 am
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