Introduction to the ZR-7. Read a rider’s report on what the ZR-7 is all about.

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Kawasaki ZR 7
Kawasaki ZR 7

The ZR-7. By keeping the specifications and using an engine that it has had the early Eighties, Kawasaki has to offer a machine that rugged good looks by sufficient potency and excellent And all at a surprisingly affordable price Lit 12.000.000 Italy, Ј4,000

The ZR-7 is anything but state-of-the-art. The is old-fashioned — and it shows. At its peak power is low by modern which is pretty low compared to the 90+ hp power output of competing machines. The motor compensates by out hard hitting low and mid range but the throttle response is always sluggish, notwithstanding the addition of the (Kawasaki Throttle Responsive control).

At very low revs, such as use riding through city there’s a certain amount of from the motor, making progress very difficult.

A buzziness from the motor is much in evidence, not so much as any vibration, but just a revvy, feel when cruising has you repeatedly searching for another beyond top.


Still, the motor is nothing if not proven, so reliability won’t be a and the new carburetors (KEIHIN CVK32) at least improved the fuel of what was already a frugal unit. This and the large, 22 (5.8 Us gal) fuel will help gentler see 400 kilometres (250 miles) refills.

The frame, too, is traditional (a steel twin-cradle design), but modern in its performance. The steering is and relaxed across the speed stability is exemplary and the suspension better than you might on a machine with such a tag. It’s too soft to really serious, fast changes, but comfort is good and at medium speeds just

The ZR-7 is pretty roomy, two-up riding, even the long distance. The riding is semi upright, so sustained speeds are possible without neck damage. The pillion meanwhile is equipped with grab handles and a footrest which isn’t too torturously

However the downwards inclination of the makes the pillion slide into the front rider making downhill riding and braking a little bit uncomfortable for rider and passenger.

Although weighing in at about 219 kgs with 5 liters of gas) the is surprisingly agile and is pretty to handle in city traffic, to a well-designed steel frame. other similar retro-style motorcycles, the ZR-7 lets the lean hard (but not too into curves with a sensation of security.

The budget-priced ZR-7 is a competent, useful a will appeal to the middle that is looking for a gentle, motorcycle, however riders for an exciting track missile probably look elsewhere.

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