Make or Break? Kawasaki ZX12R.
“The forgotten superbike.”
The start of the millennium saw several manufacturers in the race to claim the worlds fastest production motorcycle boasting rights.
Suzuki had the Hayabusa, Honda had their Blackbird and Kawasaki had the all new ZX12R.
The ZX12R had MotoGP inspired wings a whole two decades before they became a thing! They even had mini ones on the fork lowers! Unlike the old ZXR750J, it didn’t have a grab rail that doubled into a rear spoiler.
The strange frame was something Kawasaki never embraced anywhere else in their range.
Oh, and it was ridiculously fast.
On the hottest day we’ve ever experienced in the UK, was the same day this landed in the yard. Appropriate when you take a step back to appreciate this missile.
Having been owned by the same person for 16 years, this 8,000 mile old Twelve is pretty much spot on. No nasty marks, no nasty extras and bar a few stickers and a dark screen, it is stock.
I have a reputation to protect and mint bikes are not part of my retail experience.
Having bought it from one mate, I then promptly sold it back to another!
The ZX12R was only passing through, two hours later it was sold.
Article provided by Scottie Redmond