Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R. Additional photos of are available here for your perusal.
Retro-inspired modern classics seem to be all the rage right now, but a few companies were well-ahead of the game. One such company was Kawasaki with the ZRX, a bike that Cycle World called “a replica of a replica“, as it was designed to make you think of the iconic 1982 Eddie Lawson Replica.
It was available in a variety of colors such as silver, blue, and red, but the one you want is obviously the traditional Kawasaki Green! With that said, this example is a bit more green than the rest, as it’s been repainted with much more candy in the paint than the OEM finish.
The 1,164cc DOHC liquid-cooled engine produced 123 horsepower, good for a top speed of over 120 mph. It’s fun but also comfortable if you’re the kind of person that wants to ride for hours at a time – especially as this has a Corbin seat.
Slingshot Racing billet aluminum gas cap, OVER Racing adjustable rearsets, and several weight saving parts from “Expensive Lightweight Shit” like the radiator brackets with GSX-R fan, slipper clutch, kick stand, throttle, “Rad Radiator”, “Tensioner Tamer”, and braced swingarm.
There’s also a Factory Pro shift kit and plenty more aftermarket parts – the handlebar, fork brace, frame sliders, turn signals, and color-matched rear hugger, to boot. The front forks have been rebuilt by Pete “Kwick” Aronson with Race Tech springs and Gold Valve kits for rebound and compression adjustment. None of the stock parts are included.
The engine has been rebuilt with Yoshimura Stage 1 camshafts and some additional goodies – the seller has a dyno sheet that shows the motor now makes 160 horsepower!
The seller acquired this motorcycle with the intention of having it join a collection of bikes (mostly Kawasakis) he could rotate out and ride but a recent life changing accident has changed his priorities. It is in good running condition and is offered on a clean California title with non-op registration. The bike is currently at our headquarters in Marina del Rey, California.