2003 Kawasaki Z1000

SOLD FOR: $5,211

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 2, 2023

Winner: AA76

Winning Bid: $4,870
Buyer Fee: $341
Total: $5,211


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2003 Kawasaki Z1000. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Kawasaki first introduced the Z1000 in 2003 as a celebration of its legendary Z1 from the 1970s. An all-new model, the bike combined a classic naked platform with modern, angular styling — a marked departure for the company whose lineup had otherwise begun to stagnate.

The Z1000’s sporty looks were penned by Shunji Tanaka, a former Mazda designer responsible for the Miata refresh. When paired with a set of paint-color-matched wheel and a similar tail to the ZX6R, it gave the bike a decidedly more euro-centric aesthetic.

Underneath Z1000’s fresh bodywork, Kawasaki opted for the same tried and true 900cc inline-four as used in the ZX-9R. Funneled through a pair of distinctive dual exhaust pipes, it put down 127hp at 10,000rpm with its 70.5lb-ft of torque coming in slightly earlier at 8,000rpm. An inverted front fork, aluminum swingarm and good geometry made the bike a very sharp handler, especially in tighter city conditions which made it a very popular choice as a daily rider and commuter.

As VisorDown said in their review: “From speedy backroad hustling and stunty showboating to crosstown moody posing and even a bit of distance or two-up trundling, all of these are within easy reach on the big Z.”

Manufactured in March of 2003, this example is VIN: JKAZRCA103A013636. The seller acquired the bike three years ago from a seller in San Diego.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 2,000 miles. The odometer shows 6,344 miles.

The seller reports that he has performed “an oil change and fixed the rusted tank.”

Delkevic dual exhaust.

Puig windshield.

Seat cowl.

Aftermarket signals.

Aftermarket license plate bracket.


Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Pilot Power 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 at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean California title with registration current through December 2023.

Have any Z1000 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Private Party/Dealership

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Total Bids Placed: 25

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: AA76

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
AA76 May 2, 2023 10:02 am $4,870
dab772 May 2, 2023 10:02 am $4,771 Auto
dab772 May 2, 2023 10:01 am $4,770
AA76 May 2, 2023 9:59 am $4,670
dab772 May 2, 2023 9:57 am $4,570
VEYSPOWER May 2, 2023 9:57 am $4,500 Auto
VEYSPOWER May 2, 2023 9:46 am $4,460 Auto
dab772 May 2, 2023 9:46 am $4,360
VEYSPOWER May 2, 2023 9:45 am $4,250
dab772 May 2, 2023 9:44 am $4,150
VEYSPOWER May 2, 2023 9:44 am $4,100 Auto
VEYSPOWER May 2, 2023 9:44 am $4,050 Auto
dab772 May 2, 2023 9:44 am $3,950
VEYSPOWER May 2, 2023 9:23 am $3,800 Auto
dab772 May 2, 2023 9:23 am $3,700
VEYSPOWER May 1, 2023 12:50 pm $3,500 Reserve
VEYSPOWER April 28, 2023 4:36 am $3,100
Alexcallaway April 28, 2023 4:36 am $3,000 Auto
Alexcallaway April 27, 2023 1:21 pm $2,400 Auto
blackflag203 April 27, 2023 1:21 pm $2,300
Alexcallaway April 26, 2023 3:44 am $2,100
coloradoclayton April 26, 2023 3:44 am $2,000 Auto
coloradoclayton April 25, 2023 5:43 pm $1,200 Auto
RiffRaff5171 April 25, 2023 5:43 pm $1,100
coloradoclayton April 25, 2023 3:11 pm $1
Auction started April 25, 2023 11:43 am
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