Kawasaki ZX-12R Review from Canada

2000 Kawasaki ZX-12R

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance26000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZX-12R


My Grandson will own it some day


The bike has been very reliable; yes it does eat tires!

Other than general maintenance and the fact the battery is hard to get to, I have no complaints.

General Comments:

My last Kawasaki was a 1987 ZX1000R, and I put 100,000 Kilometers on it. It was fast but not like this one.

My ZX12 is the unrestricted model, last time on the Dyno I was getting 167 HP to the tire. And this is stock.

330+ km down through Gaspe in New Brunswick.

Just for reference I am 51, and I have been riding and racing since I was 9.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2009

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 1 review