Wednesday, September 24, 2008

1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R special


It's a 1992 ZX-7R, with a 1997 ZX-9R engine...

Found this rather interesting Kawasaki ZX-7R on EMA, and though the bike seems to be unfinished, the spec blows us away. The starting point was a 1992 ZX-7R, but very little seems to have been kept from the original bike.

To begin with, the engine is from a 1997 Kawasaki ZX-9R, with 41mm flat-slide carbs, Muzzy headers and custom-built stainless steel exhaust. Two nitrous canisters live below the bike’s tail unit, so power delivery should be all right.

Then there’s a long list of bolt-ons: PVM forged aluminum wheels, Metmachex single-sided swingarm, fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock, GSX-R1000 forks, Brembo billet brake and clutch master cylinders, ZX-7R fuel tank made in aluminum, with endurance caps and lots of carbonfibre bits everywhere. The fairing is from an MV Agusta F4, while the tail unit comes from a Yamaha R1.

We don’t know who’s built the bike and power/performance numbers are not available. But still, this is one of the most interesting Kawasaki ZX-7R based specials we’ve seen in a long time…


This road test video of the ZX-7R shows why this bike was something special...

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i am the one who built this bike ,i really appreaciate the comments ,it was a great bike and there is many more pictures and upgrades that followed .yes in the pictures here it was slightly unfinished and i had refined the bodywork and suspension in a later version.

Anonymous said...

awesome looking bike..any chance 'Anonymous' you posting a link to more pics and specs? i've always loved the zx7r!! thanks!!

fatz said...

Anonymous hi nice bike i have an 94 zx7r with a zx9r motor love it. only had it for about a week or so i dont know much lol nothing about it an would love to know a few things if you have the time i need new fairings but dont know where to find them or what years would fit on a 94' or what style. You can e-mail me at fatz57@yahoo.com or here is fine thanks

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