Kawasaki ZX-9R C1/C2 (1998 - 2000)

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Kawasaki ZX-9R C1/C2 (1998 - 2000)

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8 user reviews of Kawasaki ZX-9R C1/C2 (1998 - 2000) See all

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Back in the day (1999) I thought this was the best bike I had ever owned. Incredibly comfortable even for 6ft 6 me and very useable performance. The original solid colours look great - the later stripes didn't. Continue reading...
Overall a well priced package now for the budget conscious rider.
Miss the Blade but this is a great substitute with a little more power!
Compared to today's bikes its a little heavy but its quality still sta Continue reading...
A very capable sports bike with strong engine and decent handling. Mine was candy blue and looked really smart. Ultra reliable. Fairly comfy compared to the competition. Nice size tank. It just made me go a bit Continue reading...
If you are on a budget, but want the option of a large sport bike, one that CAN keep up with most any modern bike, this might be your ticket. As pointed out by the press, and other riders, this bike was never Continue reading...
pulls like a lotto winner in a taiwan bar with his "wad" hangin out Continue reading...


Owned two of this model - in my mind, its balsy engine makes it the pick of all of em !  The C1 - C2 have power from 1500 rpm to 11500 and its seamless.  urge below 3500 makes a lot of big twins feel gutless , and the sheer spread of power leaves a grin of my face every time i throw a leg over it ! My advice to any prospective owner - leave the jetting stock.  For shear punch from go to woe it cannot be improved on.  Spend your money on good tyres and a suspension freshen up instead !

Awesome bike !!!

Posted: 25/06/2011 at 16:24

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Comfortable sporty tourer that was once defined as a sports bike. Fast with a smooth power delivery.
Not many good ones left. Poor rear suspension squat rate. The R1 arrived.
  • Price: £8320.00
  • Year: 1998 - 2000
  • Top speed: 171mph
  • Price new: 8320.00
  • Engine capacity: 899cc
  • Power: 128bhp
  • Torque: 74lb ft
  • Weight: 205kg

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