2000 Kawasaki ZX-12R

SOLD FOR: $5,725

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 5, 2023

Winner: Jitsu10

Winning Bid: $5,350
Buyer Fee: $375
Total: $5,725

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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.

Manufactured in January of 2000, this example is VIN: JKAZX9A19YA003736. The seller acquired the bike approximately eight years ago from a private party in California.

During his ownership, the seller has covered roughly 2,500 miles. The odometer shows 10,648 miles.

Per the seller: “I’m a mechanical engineer by trade and do all my servicing. As such, I recently did an oil change, replaced the fuel filter in the tank, coolant flush, brake fluid flush all done this year. It’s also on a trickle charger in the garage.”

Yoshimura slip-on exhaust.

Swingarm spools.

Tank pad.

Not pictured is a BMC air filter.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S21 tires with date codes of 3613 and 3514.

The sale includes two keys.

The sale includes the original tool kit, factory service manual, original muffler, and windscreen, as well as the “Silver Book” on the story of the Ninja ZX-12R, an assortment of service parts, and a tank bag.

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

Currently located in Coral Springs, Florida, this Kawasaki is offered on a clean Florida title. Have any ZX-12R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Coral Springs, Florida






Ninja ZX-12R







Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 24

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Jitsu10

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Jitsu10 July 5, 2023 11:54 am PDT $5,350 Auto
Bandit July 5, 2023 11:54 am PDT $5,250
Jitsu10 July 5, 2023 5:44 am PDT $5,000 Reserve
Porsche32960 July 5, 2023 5:44 am PDT $4,800 Auto
Porsche32960 July 4, 2023 9:49 am PDT $4,700
Jitsu10 July 4, 2023 9:49 am PDT $4,600 Auto
Jitsu10 July 3, 2023 8:09 am PDT $4,500 Auto
Bandit July 3, 2023 8:09 am PDT $4,400
Jitsu10 July 2, 2023 12:21 pm PDT $4,200
Bandit July 2, 2023 12:11 pm PDT $4,100
Jitsu10 July 2, 2023 12:11 pm PDT $4,000 Auto
Jitsu10 July 1, 2023 4:49 pm PDT $3,600 Auto
Speede July 1, 2023 4:49 pm PDT $3,500
Jitsu10 July 1, 2023 1:05 pm PDT $3,100
Speede June 30, 2023 2:59 pm PDT $3,000 Auto
Compstall73 June 30, 2023 2:59 pm PDT $2,992
Speede June 30, 2023 2:58 pm PDT $2,891 Auto
Compstall73 June 30, 2023 2:58 pm PDT $2,791
Speede June 29, 2023 4:02 pm PDT $2,350
joaoitaqui June 28, 2023 6:37 pm PDT $2,250
southwestsuperbikes June 28, 2023 6:37 pm PDT $2,217 Auto
southwestsuperbikes June 28, 2023 8:27 am PDT $2,100
crazy4parts June 28, 2023 8:27 am PDT $2,000 Auto
crazy4parts June 28, 2023 8:06 am PDT $1
Auction started June 27, 2023 10:22 am PDT
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