Post Sale Update: This ZRX sold for $12,100 after 19 bids on eBay in Mosinee, Wisconsin.
An odd hybrid of ’70s UJM and ’80s Superbike, the ZRX1100 was one of the most distinctive and beloved motorcycles that Kawasaki ever built. It somehow combined comfortable riding ergonomics, liter-bike performance, Eddie Lawson-inspired styling, and a relatively cheap MSRP. This example stands out because it has just 147 miles!
The 1100 (acutally 1,052cc) inline-four motor was good for 97 horsepower at the rear wheel, enough to accelerate up to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds. When it was released in 1999, Cycle World deemed it the Best Standard as part of their Ten Best awards. 11 years later, Cycle World would also call it a “Best Used Bike”. For more information, check out this “Smart Money” buyer’s guide from Motorcyclist magazine.
This example (VIN: JKAZRBC18XA026762) is said to be a “survivor museum quality” that’s still on the original Bridgestone Battlax tires. It’s completely original except for new battery and a D&D slipon exhaust (stock muffler included). The sale also includes the tool kit (never been opened), owner’s manual, and factory service manual. The seller notes “one tiny little chip on the front fairing that is hardly noticeable at all”, and I’m somewhat stunned to see that he drives it “now and again weather permitting, to keep things fresh and lubricated.”
Find this ZRX for sale in Mosinee, Wisconsin with bidding up to $8,300 and the reserve already met here on eBay.