In 1995, Kawasaki replaced the ZX-6 with the ZX-6Ras their top-of-the-line 600cc sportbike. But they kept the ZX-6 around as a cheaper option that was a better all-around bike. In 2004, the model got a name change to ZZR600, and then in 2005 Kawi pulled off the generational gap again – they took the ’04 ZX-6R (which had been replaced with a newer, racier model) and turned it into the ’05 ZZR600. That’s a complicated way of saying that the ’05 and ’06 ZZR600 were simply a slightly reworked version of Kawi’s previous-generation outright sportbike. US MSRP was $7,199, so it’ll be interesting to see what this one goes for as it hasn’t been ridden since it was sold 15 years ago.
For more on the ZZR, check out this review on Motorcycle Daily. This example (VIN: JKAZX4J196A060826) is said to be a clean bike with no rust in the gas tank. The front left turn signal housing is cracked and some stickers on the chain guard are cracking, but otherwise it’s relatively well-preserved. Good news is, it starts right up.
Find this ZZR600 for sale in Bristol, Indiana with bidding up to $6,100 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.