The next bike is up on my new passion project – Iconic Motorbike Auctions! Come say hi to a 210-mile Canadian model (currently titled in Michigan) of the Kawasaki ZX-7RR!
The 1996 model was internally known as the N1, and it was the last homologation special of the run. There wasn’t a horsepower difference from the standard ZX-7R, but the RR got plenty of goodies: adjustable steering head angle (23.5-26.0 degrees), adjustable swingarm pivot, 41mm Keihin flatslide carbs, Nissin brakes (6-piston calipers up front), quick-ratio gearbox, upgraded fully-adjustable suspension front and rear, and a solo seat. Compared to previous homologation Ninja ZX-7s, the N1 had a steel (not aluminum) tank.
Fun story about the 1996 models: they were the first year to get purple wheels. The homologation Ninjas were so popular as privateer racers that Rob Muzzy was finding it too difficult to identify his bikes in a sea of green. His solution? Paint the wheels purple. Apparently Kawasaki liked it enough that they went with purple wheels for the 1996 bikes as well.
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