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Kawasaki ZRX 1200R

Kawasaki ZRX 1200R

4.9 from 13 reviews

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4.9

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    Edmond

    EdmondPerth, WA

    • 4 reviews

    A blank canvass with some issues

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    First the issues.
    The alternator drive chain tensioner is not up to the job, poor design & needs an aftermarket fix
    The Fuel tap has a tendency to leak.
    The cams on my bike were pitted when I bought it 18,000 km, had to get the cams refaced, not cheap

    The good things.
    As I said the bike is a blank canvas & there are lots of aftermarket bits available.
    Bike is nice to ride with lots of low down torque
    Comfortable riding position.
    Besides the issues mentioned above the bike is solid & reliable.
    I have had 16,000 trouble free km.

    Date PurchasedMar 2011
    Steve

    SteveAdelaide SA

    • 2 reviews

    10 Year ownership Review on Kawasaki ZRX .

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    Did a review in 2009 on My ZRX , @ 35,000 KM .. I still own my 2005 Kawasaki ZRX1200 , I bought New . Ive covered 68500 km Now. Still a great Bike , goes well , only problem Ive had is the ZRX has fouled 2 spark plugs since the last review ,.and blown a few globes in the speedo and tacho gauges . After 10 Years Im still happy with the Bike , have done numerous rides to the BorderRun Motorbike meeting @ Bordervillage SA / WA Border , and various other rides .

    Allrounder bound for collectable status

    published
    Date PurchasedMar 2008
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    Greg3248

    Greg3248Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

    • 9 reviews
    • 3 likes

    12 years ownership and not a single fault to report

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    The most awesome bike I have ever owned bar nothing. Handles, stops and more low to mid range than a booze bus outside a church social. Takes a bit of effort in the tight stuff but open sweepers will have you laughing inside your helmet.
    Stylish looks too, love riding it.

    Laidbackdood

    LaidbackdoodPerth

    • 2 reviews
    • 1 like

    ZRX 1200 Lime green 2008

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    Allan, Perth WA

    Allan, Perth WAPerth

    • 3 reviews

    Living the dream

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    I bought an '06 with 4000kms on the clock in 2010 and haven't looked back. After a fistful of '80s bikes (FJ12's, 1100 Katana's etc) I had a bit of time away from bikes to start the family. Family completed I saw the ZRX and had to have it. Bought it sight unseen and apart from a couple of blown globes I haven't had a problem with it at all. Plenty of torque to get off the mark and handling which is predictable and inspires confidence on the winding bits. Could do with a bigger tank...but it's a small price to pay for a bike that is fun to ride around town as well as on the open road.
    Plenty of pulling power (me and the missus and all our gear)
    Could do with an extra 5 litres in the tank

    robcig

    robcigSydney

    Excellent retro rocket!!

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    2 comments
    robcig
    robcig

    Still loving it after five months and 10,000 k's!!! Put on a set of Pirelli Angels and she handles like she's on rails.

    robcig
    robcig
    steveler

    steveler

    • 3 reviews
    • 1 like

    Excellent

    published

    Bought my ZRX1200R Kawasaki brand new in April 2005 , covered 35000KM with no major issues , The ZRX is a great all rounder , Only problem i had with the ZRX was it would occasionally foul cylinder number One , spark plug when it had sat around for a while . But after putting in another hotter plug it elimated the problem . Kawasaki has elimated the ZRX 1200R from it product range for 2009
    Great all rounder , Straight upriding position, Great for touring , Comfortable able to handle 1000km ride day
    19 litre fuel tank , The Horn is next to useless

    Excellent

    published
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    Fenster

    FensterAU

    • 3 reviews
    • 2 likes

    Great Bike

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    1 comment
    robcig
    robcig

    Fenster, have you still got your bike? How many k's and any major issues?

    septian46

    septian46AU

    • 5 reviews
    • 4 likes

    Excellent

    published

    overall this bike is very comfortable ride. with these sophisticated machines that make this bike efficient and powerful

    so, not in vain if you want to buy this bike because you'll get when driving pleasure
    the bike is very unique, powerful engine, and efficient
    Could be larger fuel tank

    Excellent

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    Excellent

    published

    Passenger friendly, bullit proof, wheelie machine. Setting off from the traffick lights, without doing a wheelie takes a lot of restraine.
    Racing, with a passenger is not recommended, as you can't keep the front wheel on the ground.
    Get yer Rocks off, with this retro M.C.
    Big & beefy, unburstable.
    Heavy, but controllable.

    Questions & Answers

    Tyrone power

    Tyrone powerasked

    Did all Eddie Lawson replicas get gold rims?

    3 answers
    robcig
    robcig

    I believe the early models had black rims but the last models (2008), had gold.

    Allan, Perth WA
    Allan, Perth WA

    The very original 1982, 1983 and 1984 ELR (KZ1000R1) came out with gold rims.
    The ZRX1100R and ZRX1200R have black rims and had black exhausts up until 2004/5...BUT some models had gold rims but I can't find which years that was. I've seen 07'/8 models with both...strange but true. Not sure which were original or which were after market painted... not much help I'm afraid...

    Laidbackdood
    Laidbackdood

    Ive got a 2007 model with gold wheels.......she"s my princess but a bit evil at times.

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