2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

In Japan, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Eddie Lawson is a famous American motorcycle road racer that won multiple world championship, including the 500cc AMA Superbike Series in 1981 and 1982 – these two 500cc titles are two of the four he won in the 80’s. Eddie was nicknamed “Steady Eddie” thanks to his capacity to consistently finish races, avoid crashing, and often ending on the podium and earning points. In 1982 and 1983, Kawasaki released 750 examples of the “ELR” (Eddie Lawson Replica) KZ1000R which took their colors from Eddie’s championship-winner. In 1999, Kawasaki presented a new tribute to Eddie Lawson and a modern version of the “ELR” in the form of the Kawasaki ZRX. From 1999 to 2001, it got a 1,052cc engine, and from 2001 to 2008 a 1,164cc engine.

Kawasaki not only wanted to produce a fast bike with the famous Eddie Lawson livery, they wanted to create a reliable bike that was good in the curves. It was a vintage-looking bike with some modern technology, and the 1,164cc liquid-cooled four cylinder engine was produced 120hp. A similar example of classic looks with new tech today would be the Z900RS (and of course Kawasaki brought back an ELR-inspired paint job with the Z900RS Cafe Racer). Therefore, the seating position and the handlebar are the same as a roadster/naked bike, not a sports bike. To get more info about the ZRX, check out Motorcyclespecs.

The featured bike is claimed to be in “showroom” condition by the seller, which can be explained by the very low usage of the bike with the odometer showing only 6,800 miles. The seller says that the bike has always been garaged and it sure looks great in the photos.

Find this Kawasaki ZRX1200R in Calabasas, California here on Craigslist for $6,250 OBO.