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Kawasaki ZRX1100 review

Retro racer based on Eddie Lawson's KZ1000 on which he took 2 AMA titles
Details
Manufacturer:
Kawasaki
Category:
Naked
Price:
£ 7295
Overall
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Cool looking and a strong motor.
Handling isn't the best, tends to wobble through corners.

Synonymous with the Kawasaki muscle bikes of old and Eddie Lawson's 1980/'81 AMA title-winning inline fours, the ZRX series is actually a little more than that.

The bike first came into being in 1997 in 1100cc form, sporting a retro square headlight, twin shocks, braced swingarm and looks that were a mix of Eddie's AMA Superbike and the Z1-R from the 1980s.

With a 112cc increase in capacity for 2001 came another two models - the half-faired 'S', which didn't play the rose-tinted glasses card and instead concentrated on being a value-for-money, big-bore, do-it-all daddy, and the bikini-less R version, which had the square headlight changed for a round one, giving it a more big Zed lookey-likey feel.

All versions had the robust, reliable ZZ-R1100 motor as a base, along with old-fashioned carbs, analogue clocks and fuel-tap.

In retro tests since, the ZRX1200R in Eddie Lawson green has always shown well against more modern machinery on looks alone.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-used/used-review-kawasaki-zrx11-and-1200/4365.html#ixzz0xcwjFUM4

Synonymous with the Kawasaki muscle bikes of old and Eddie Lawson's 1980/'81 AMA title-winning inline fours, the ZRX series is actually a little more than that.

The bike first came into being in 1997 in 1100cc form, sporting a retro square headlight, twin shocks, braced swingarm and looks that were a mix of Eddie's AMA Superbike and the Z1-R from the 1980s.

With a 112cc increase in capacity for 2001 came another two models - the half-faired 'S', which didn't play the rose-tinted glasses card and instead concentrated on being a value-for-money, big-bore, do-it-all daddy, and the bikini-less R version, which had the square headlight changed for a round one, giving it a more big Zed lookey-likey feel.

All versions had the robust, reliable ZZ-R1100 motor as a base, along with old-fashioned carbs, analogue clocks and fuel-tap.

In retro tests since, the ZRX1200R in Eddie Lawson green has always shown well against more modern machinery on looks alone.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-used/used-review-kawasaki-zrx11-and-1200/4365.html#ixzz0xcwjFUM4

Cool looking and a strong motor.
Handling isn't the best, tends to wobble through corners.