Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Say goodbye to the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R


The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R is still AWESOME, but it has to go now...

It’s a sad thing, but it’s finally time to say goodbye to the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R. One of our favourite bikes of all time, this 190bhp, 300km/h-capable machine was launched in the year 2000, taking on the likes of the Suzuki Hayabusa and the Honda 1100XX Super Blackbird.

While it’s still a hugely capable motorcycle, Kawasaki see no place for the ZX-12R in their lineup anymore. The sharper, more focused Ninja ZX-10R has taken the ‘pure sportsbike’ territory, while the even more powerful ZZR1400 reigns supreme in the sport-tourer segment. (What’s the world coming to? A 197-horsepower sport-tourer?!?!) The last few brand-new Ninja ZX-12Rs are now being shipped to European dealers, so if you’ve always wanted one, now’s the time to rush to your local Kawasaki dealership…


2 comments:

Shubhabrata Marmar said...

And what about you? You've been lusting after the 12 for years... what happens to your dream, Sam?

sac said...

want me to buy one here and keep it aside for you? ;-)

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