Motorcycle Buyers Guide — Kawasaki ZRX1200, (ZRX1100), ZR1100, ZRX1200S…

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Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

The Kawasaki ZRX1200:

Got an Itch Only Horsepower Can Scratch?

you-ve come to the right This hard-hitting hotrod out enough ponies to satisfy the most hopeless excitement

Powering this muscular is a potent DOHC engine electroplated alloy cylinders, pistons mated to carburised and large-bore 37mm TPS equipped fitted with trick slides. A standard oil cooler all that tarmac-buckling horsepower And thanks to an environmentally friendly Air System, this gutsy plant is as clean as it is mean.

The may be mean but the chassis is lean. The frame runs a high-rigidity swingarm, a sturdy front reservoir equipped Öhlins shocks, lightweight wheels, brakes, and heaps of other bits that add up to sensational and superb ride quality.

The The musclebike that performs a sports bike.

Notes: ZRX1200R, ZRX1200S:

In the bike-eat-bike of Musclebikes, more muscle is better, and how you get it isn’t important. And muscle is just what the new ZRX for the 2001 model year, an increase in bore and … its displacement from 1,052 cm3 to cm3. The bigger pistons in a new, all-aluminium cylinder plated bores.

Other engine improvements new cam profiles, improved shift and clutch operation, a new crank and a all-stainless exhaust system. The new pumps out more power the rev range, with noticeably punch in the midrange.

In terms of the big news is a new model added to the the ZRX1200S, equipped with a cowl to create a new class of beast: the Muscle Tourer. It the existing bikini-cowled ZRX1200R and the ZRX1200, giving Kawasaki a 3-bike lineup of musclebikes, a machine for every taste.

improvements start with a stiffer aluminum swingarm; the construction featuring bracing for added rigidity. Additionally, a swingarm pivot, a wider wheel and wider rear a reduction in fork offset and a of detail changes all serve to the performance, handling and operability of popular tarmac-tearer.

More better power, improved and a new half-cowled version (for who want some finesse their muscle) — the new ZRX is the bike for all those riders who live without a regular of hard-hitting horsepower.

ZRX1200R Today they call it Superbike, but back when the show got started it was Eddie on his bikini-faired Green Monster who this machine’s legendary into the record books.

ZRX1200S — The added protection and the sleek, sporty of the S model’s half cowl, for touring.

Environmentally sensitive will welcome use of the Kawasaki Low Emission (KLEEN) system catalyser.

MAIN FEATURES Frame / Suspension Brake Colour

f you didn’t know any you’d be excused from that bumping up the big ZRX’s to 1200 wasn’t such a big Just bore it out a bit, it a few mil and slap on some new decals, Wrong!

The new aluminum cylinder its bigger bores is wider, wider cases, a longer a wider head and valve and a whole slew of other new The first time you whack the throttle on the new bike you’ll see it was well worth the work.


-Powerful, liquid-cooled, In-line 16-valve Four now 1,164 cm3 via an increase in bore and from 76 x 58 to 79 x 59.4 mm.

— plated, all-aluminium cylinder approximately 1.0 kg less than the steel-liner cylinder while improved heat dispersion and wear.

— New cylinder has oil return holes added the cylinders for quicker, more return of oil.

— Cam drive sprockets 3 mm outboard to compensate for the wider Engine cases, cylinder and cylinder head cover are wider, as well. Overall width increased by about 5 mm.

New cam timing complements the increase in and contributes to increased power and across the rpm range.

— New pistons give a highly bi-convex shape to the combustion

— New crankshaft with and balancing to suit the increase in and the larger pistons.

— Keihin CVK36 carbs with K-TRIC deliver throttle response at all rpm.

Digital electronic ignition hot sparks at the ideal timing

New, double coned springs (diaphragm-type) in clutch enhance clutch action and for smoother low-rpm operation and shifting of the 5-speed transmission.

New, all stainless steel system (replaces earlier aluminium-coated steel unit) corrosion. Balance tubes from header pipes; angle changed to be parallel to centerline.

— Engine covers and cylinder head finished in bronze colour for appearance.

Frame / Suspension

increased by approximately 12 mm due to fitting of a smaller, 42-tooth rear — use of smaller sprocket due to increased torque and power of the new

— New, braced swingarm is larger and stiffer, to the ZRX’s superbly balanced qualities.

— Swingarm is stronger, and its location is now 5 mm lower for rear suspension action, traction and reduced chain during hard acceleration. change delivers superb over a wide range of conditions.

— Rear now mount 15 mm further forward for suspension action and increased travel. Shock length unchanged, as does their adjustability.

— Front steering offset reduced 30 mm to 28 mm.

— Frame gusset behind steering head frame stiffness.

Brake / / Tire Features

-Gigantic Tokico calipers bite semi-floating, radially-drilled 310 mm stainless disc rotors. Braking is unsurpassed, with excellent at the lever.

— Compact, 250 mm rear disc brake impressive braking performance.

Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

Rear wheel width is from 5.0 to 5.5 inches and wider tire (170/60 ZR17 to 180/55 ZR17) is fitted for road-holding ability.

— lash reduced via use of a ZX-12R-type damper. Ride quality is improved as a result. Styling Features

ZRX1200S equipped with cowl fitted with dual reflector headlights. wind and weather protection the ideal mount for high-speed and touring applications. The cowling’s construction allows left or side to be removed independently for of maintenance.

New aerodynamic mirrors.

A new with super-comfy ZX-12R-type foam improves ride

Practical Improvements

-ZRX1200S has easy-to-read meters. Complete includes speedometer, odometer, fuel and water temperature an oil warning lamp and indicator

— Bungee hooks at top of shocks are now fitted as standard making it easier than to carry luggage.

— fork tube guards to front forks and guards to inner tubes of rear help prevent rocks marring the operating surfaces.

New ZX-9R/6R fuel cap with sealing prongs improves cap sealing.

-New ZX-12R-type fuel gauge sensor.

ignition switch is more resistant.

-Larger capacity MF (same size) gives cranking power for easier


Candy Lime / Vivid Purple Mica

Metallic Phantom Silver / Pearl (ZRX1200S)

Firecracker Red / Metallic Phantom (ZRX1200S)

UMG Says (Zephyr 1100 ZEPHYR, 1098cc four, 90hp 140mph 540lb. Hefty, thirsty but looking with bags of and reasonable handling up to the ton. have run reliably to 30-35,000 so far, with nothing than the odd gasket leak and rattle.

Relatively low prices for of power make them buys, especially if you don-t sorting the cosmetic decay afflicts the chassis after a of winters.

UMG Says (Ninja ZZR1100): 1052cc w/c DOHC 125hp 170mph 40mpg Ruthlessly fast four will lose licenses Early models, high have rough gearboxes, snatch.

If you-re used to bikes the handling-s okay the rear shock goes off 2 or 3 years. A few have done Cosmetics are a good guide to how the been treated.

Kawasaki Zephyr 1100


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