If you’re not a big Japanese sportbike fan, this may just look like a standard middleweight Ninja. But the “K” models (built between 91-92) were homologation specials built so that Kawasaki could go racing in AMA Superbike. 500 examples were built, 142 of which were exported to the US with an asking price that was nearly twice what Kawasaki charged for the base ZX-7R. The extra coin yielded 120 horsepower from a tweaked engine, fully adjustable suspension, close-ratio six speed transmission and a 39mm flat slide carb.
The extra horsepower came from a 500rpm higher redline paired with higher compression. It didn’t hurt that Kawasaki was able to shave off 10 pounds from the base bike. In a 1992 test, Performance Bikes magazine got 110 horsepower at the rear wheel (Kawasaki claimed 120 at the crank) and hit 158.5 miles per hour – all while returning 41 average miles per gallon.
This example stands out as it has just 1 mile on the odometer and it’s never had gas or oil in it. The original Michelin Hi-Sport tires are equipped and they still have the sprues.
Find this Kawasaki ZX-7R for sale in Reading, Pennsylvania with bidding up to $19,000 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.