Post Listing Update: This Ninja did not meet reserve despite 48 bids up to $3,700 on eBay.
Produced from 1984 to 2003, the GPZ900R was the first bike to bear the “Ninja” name. A revolutionary design when it came out, some would argue that it was the predecessor of what we consider today to be a modern sport bike. It was the first 16 valve liquid cooled inline four, something the competition would take years to catch up on. The engine produced 115 horsepower, good for a top seed of 151 miles per hour – it was the first production road bike to top 150. Nowadays these numbers might seem tame, but this bike was an instant legend when it was released. The cameo in Top Gun didn’t hurt, either.
This example (VIN: JKAZX2A12EB502858) has just 5,800 miles and it’s being offered by the second owner, who acquired it in 2013. He restored it this year with work that included a brake system rebuild, clutch rebuild, new battery, carb clean, new tires, refinished exhaust, and plenty more. Other goodies include a Corbin seat (original included) and several period aftermarket parts from the original owner – Vance & Hines exhaust, K&N filter pods, Lockhart middle front fairing, and a Lockhart oil cooler. The only flaw seems to be a small scratch in the fairing.
Find this Ninja for sale in Williamstown, New Jersey with bidding up to $2,575 and the reserve not yet met