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Kawasaki ZRX [1100 and 1200] the character and looks of factory of the early ’80s with performance and incredible torque. to the appeal is a great price made this Kawasaki a Digest “Best Buy” and the most “Bang for the Buck” in magazine. With its striking paint, tubular bridged alloy swingarm and four-into-one the ZRX’s appearance immediately back memories of the KZ1000R Lawson Replica. The big engine, on the mighty Kawasaki Ninja® powerplant, remains exposed as the ZRX is of engine-hiding bodywork.” -Kawasaki.com

I acquainted with the Kawasaki ZRX years ago while visiting a in California. He invited me on a ride some of the ZRX Owner’s Association at http://www.zrxoa.org ) members had organized in But I needed a bike if I was going to go!

I hadn’t owned a motorcycle in a while. My last bike was a Magna V45 from back in the 80s… But I really wanted to go, so I calling around to motorcycle shops in Vegas to find Unfortunately, the only bike I find that I thought keep up with the pace of the ZRX was a Davidson V-Rod. Almost all were for HD’s and the few sportbikes offered were beyond my range.

The V-Rod turned out to be quick, but I still felt I was riding a couch with the forward, laid-back ergonomics always referred to HD’s  that). But I wasa really with the ZRX and my buddy let me ride his for From that moment, I was

Within a week or two after home to Virginia from ride, I bought myself a ZRX-1200r

from one of the members of the was selling. It only had 1,200 on it, looked new and already had a few modifications “Mods”) on it. Most of the mods in the appearance with a couple of mods, like a Muzzy KN carberator air pods instead of the air box and a carburator jet kit to support the added HP.

Since buying it, I’ve several other mods to it. recently, I installed a slipper made by one of the ZRXOA members. is a great mod and eliminates the rear from skipping around on you as you to lower gears while up for a turn.

Emmylean 1999 Track Bike

Anyway, a few later I had the opportunity to get myself ZRX that was being sold by a member who had to unload his 1999 He had been using this on the track and, since I feel all that comfortable my pretty 1200  onto the I thought this would be a solution, particularly when the was so darn good for it. I couldn’t it up!

Kawasaki ZRX 1200

So now I’m the proud owner of two ZRX’s.

The has a long list of mods to it and makes more HP than my

ZRX1100 Mod List

I dyno’d my at one of our annual rallies (near Ga) and she made 130 HP. The previous owner of the dyno’d it at 145 HP and there is a very difference in the two bikes. The track looks and sounds like a bike and pulls much than the 1200 (which a slouch by any means!). The torques of bike’s is something to be experienced! had the 1200 up to 155 (indicated) and still had for a bit more.

As the 1100 doesn’t have a (only a tach), I can’t say her top end is, but I’m sure it’s somewhere

As far as the handling of the ZRX goes, up to the point of one, I had never been on a handling bike. Bikes I had previously were horrible it came to twisties and I had my fair of road rash as a result. The ZRX on the hand was something entirely and a welcomed experience- despite her and weight.

The ZRX is an all-round great It looks intimidating, has incredible and speed, its comfortable ergonomics are better than a typical (particularly for us older guys), are much less of a hassle to on (due to their … and they handle well. more could you ask for in a bike?

Kawasaki ZRX 1200
Kawasaki ZRX 1200
Kawasaki ZRX 1200
Kawasaki ZRX 1200


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