2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

HIGH BID: $3,000

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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 December of 2000, this example is VIN: JKAZX9A131A028542. The seller acquired this motorcycle two months ago from a private party.

The odometer shows 8,499 miles. The seller has put 10 miles on this example.

The seller has not performed any services on this example.

Per the seller: “Nearly every inch of this bike has been restored or customized. Llots of titanium hardware, real chrome and carbon fiber. This ZX-12R is fast, fun to ride and really turns heads. The fit and finish of this motorcycle is show quality.

Aftermarket turn signals.

Titanium Striker exhaust.

Billet controls.

Chrome frame.

Chrome engine covers.

Chrome throttle bodies.

Chrome wheels.

Carbon fiber bits.

Scott’s steering dampener.

Dynojet Power Commander V control module.

LED lights.

Custom gauges.

Paint-matched brake calipers.

Corbin seats.

Custom shock.

USB and phone chargers.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Avon AV79 tires that have aged out.

The sale includes one key.

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

Currently located in West Palm Beach, 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


West Palm Beach, Florida






Ninja ZX-12R







Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 13

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: luigi_fazzino

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
luigi_fazzino July 25, 2023 10:59 am PDT $3,000 Auto
emm3 July 25, 2023 10:59 am PDT $2,900
luigi_fazzino July 25, 2023 9:35 am PDT $2,800
Damianroadracer July 25, 2023 9:35 am PDT $2,700 Auto
Damianroadracer July 24, 2023 11:42 am PDT $2,600
Yippyeiho July 24, 2023 11:42 am PDT $2,500 Auto
Yippyeiho July 19, 2023 10:14 pm PDT $2,368 Auto
Compstall73 July 19, 2023 10:14 pm PDT $2,268
Yippyeiho July 19, 2023 10:14 pm PDT $1,997 Auto
Compstall73 July 19, 2023 10:14 pm PDT $1,897
Yippyeiho July 19, 2023 1:21 pm PDT $350 Auto
Dynodeke July 19, 2023 1:21 pm PDT $250
Yippyeiho July 19, 2023 8:38 am PDT $1
Auction started July 18, 2023 12:33 pm PDT
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