Awesome, you can't go wrong.
They're alright.. but there's a lot more sexier bikes out there
Eh.. they're green. What can you say? I'd rather mow the lawn with one.
Any reason behind this? Or just post whoring?
post whore LOL!!! no need to flame the guy DN!!! but kawis are the best now that you have me on the subject!! just ask #32!!
My intention was not to flame him, just find out if he had a valid reason behind this poll.
If he is just trying to harass Kawasaki owners then I have a problem with it.
We are all the same, just love to ride. Who cares what bike you own, how new it is, how fast it is. Its a bike. A general interest.
i'm with dn all the way ..
if ya interested in buying one then sure, the inquiry is valid but if not ..
ZX7-R , 7 year old design and still winning race's. Tell me again who's #1
no need to take this poll seriously... just a fun poll to do..
in case you haven't noticed i did one previously for Ducati..
next i'll do one for the others
Last edited by factory_pilot; 08-16-2002 at 06:36 PM.
p.s. one of my favorite bikes is the '91 zx-7r with the two round headlights and vacuum hose intakes
I'm gonna kill you Al!
All the smart Kawi riders (yes, the guys that can actually ride there bikes comfortably for more than 20 minutes) are out enjoying there wonderful machines right now...in this beautiful weather. I just stepped in...
BCSB - I hate you
I've owned 4, ask me if I like them.
So Factory P., thinkin' bout trading up your RC already?
BTW, that pocketbike isn't really you.
p.p.s. One of my favorite is the 92' burgundy ZX7. Sweet bike in the looks department, especially that solid colour.
Still trying to look for one in good condition with low k's.
And no, I ain't 'post whoring'
While I haven't owned a Kawasaki for 6 years, I have owned 3 of them. My first was a 1974 KE100A6 dual-purpose bike that my dad gave me (it was his first bike). The bike saw a lot of hard use, and was even stolen (and we actually got it back, minus the speedometer and a few parts). But between my dad and I we must have put like 20,000 miles on it and NEVER had it tuned up. Being a 2-stroke bike, I always carried extra synthetic 2-stroke oil with me and a couple extra spark plugs in case of plug fouling.
While its performance might not seem remarkable, keep it mind that thing was a little 100 cc that could, in 1st gear, pull TWO people up some of San Francisco's steepest hills. And though it wasn't freeway legal (California requires 15 bhp to be freeway legal, otherwise it's defined as a "motor driven cycle"), I often made the 1-hour trip from San Jose to San Francisco on US 101 -- the speed limit was 55 mph at that time, and I'd just open the throttle to the max and it'd keep up at that speed ... which was its top speed. Again, it could even do this with a passenger.
Then from 1980 to 1986 I owned a 1979 Kawasaki KZ650SR. Compared to today's bikes, it sure was ugly, now that I think about it. But in the 70s and 80s, it was in style. I rode it 6 1/2 years, put 112,000 miles on it, rebuilt the top end, and got another 29,000 miles out of the thing. It finally died a slow death with 141,000 miles on it.
And in 1991 I bought a 1989 ZX600C-2 Ninja with 7,800 miles on it. Rode it 5 1/2 years, then sold it to my neighbour with 97,300 miles, still running strong. Then I bought a Suzuki, and now own a Honda.
In conclusion, Kawasaki's have bulletproof engines. My only objection to some of them is cosmetic: My Ninja had cracks in the bodywork and I even held some of it together with duct tape (the bike was never crashed), and some of their recent sportbikes have BUTT UGLY paint graphics, at least by my taste. But the bikes themselves are pretty good. The engines pull strong, don't suffer much in the way of flat spots (i.e., have a smooth powerband for the most part), and I've always liked their brakes.
So if you like Kawasakis, go for it. They're sturdy bikes.
Even thou the ZX-7R is long past it prime and long in the tooth it is still one of the most planted bikes on the market. I reascently built one for a guy.....a 1998 with a ZX-9R motor . The bike was stripped down to it's bare essentials and put back together on a diet basis. ONE WORD..................ABSOLUTEROCKET!!!!!!