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First Impression: 1997 ZX-7R

Kawasaki’s ZX-7R is a example of motorcycle engineering In 1993 Kawasaki designed the new ZX-7R that has, to day, remained virtually For 1997 Kawasaki continued to rather than redesign.

hard to argue against approach as it is obviously working on the Doug Chandler’s performance on the Superbike is proof enough this machine is extremely

The lack of obvious design or a new appearance may make it hard for salesmen to make their but knowledgeable consumers will the ZX-7R as an impeccable package no sales hype.

The ZX-7R from having any annoying design flaws solved its four years of steady This makes for a pleasant with little to complain Some of the issues Kawasaki over the years were mirrors and providing an ergonomically cockpit.

One of the first things you’ll when riding the ’97 ZX is its mirrors are practical, allowing you a view than just shoulders. Its cockpit feels and more compact than on models, with subtle changes like adjustable to suit a wide range of sizes that previously unavailable.

Pushing the ZX hard in the rewards the rider. Predictable is unmistakable due to its 25 degrees of rake and 3.9 of trail.

Kawasaki’s preference racers is evident with the ZX-7R. Chandler and Muzzy to have influenced the changes, it into a precision piece.

Its is very well behaved, doing anything other what’s instructed.

Pushing the ZX hard in the canyons the rider. Predictable steering is due to its 25 degrees of rake and 3.9 inches of

The combination of larger than trail numbers and peculiarly triple clamps require a push on its handlebars to turn the quickly, while the triangulated of the Dunlop tires complements the geometry perfectly, allowing it to maximum lean angle and effortlessly.

Although initial is heavy, once leaned the handling is neutral and the profile of the tires is very noticeable. to early models, the new ZX-7 has throttle response and midrange The main reason for these is the reduction of the intake ports by

Smaller ports allow for intake velocity and fuel

The increased velocity pulls a signal at the carburetor’s needle allowing for excellent carbonation.

improvements over the original include Muzzy’s touches in the of strengthened crankshaft, two springs per and a special baffle in the joint to maximize exhaust pulse for more torque. Low and mid torque was with a balance pipe between the number one and number header pipes. The head was refined with straighter aiming the 38mm carbs at 50 into the combustion chamber.

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has now fitted the ZX’s transmission involuted splines on the input and shafts, allowing for less Suspension components are also adjustable in the front and rear and the chassis’ attitude well. include compression, rebound and height.

An experienced rider may now raise the to reduce front rake for steering, and its firm ride will soak up the big bumps. interested in commuting may choose to the suspension settings for more around town. I would adjusting the factory settings by front rebound two clicks, and one less click of rebound and 3mm preload on the rear.

Brakes improved for ’97 by changing four-piston calipers to six-piston, the result being increased and power.

New brake pad material contributes to Grade-A stopping

The initial bite isn’t but a strong hand increases power with its rising Improved from the original machine is the appearance and sound of its system. The sleek looking has a deep, powerful tone louder than most pipes.

Minimal restriction the engine to breathe yet it still quieter than an aftermarket

Among the most noticeable in the new ZX-7R is the addition of another ram air in the front fairing. Kawasaki’s ram system is one of best designed. A increase in acceleration is felt top speed runs.

From a the 1997 ZX-7R doesn’t different, but its refinements will be in real world riding. It small — like a 600cc bike, but with more low-end grunt and a more top end.

The power delivery is one of the most I’ve ever sampled, and its carburetion, instant throttle and impeccable chassis manners the ZX-7R a very logical

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