1991 Kawasaki ZX-11
Supreme sport tourer
Fuel pump relay wire went loose once.
Fork rings needed replacement every year or so, due to poor quality roads and my weight (130kg + girl).
Front brake pads didn't last long either.
Fuel tank needed some sealing due to rust problems on the bottom, probably because of 2 years on the open sky without owner.
The Zed is a very comfortable and reliable rocket on 2 wheels, which can do 350km+ trip with one tank, 2-up, fully loaded, if needed.
Touring speeds 160km/h+ also 2up with no effort for the engine or the driver. But, the front end couldn't be worse. Tight curves, knee scratching, shifting side to side, just forget it. Too heavy to dance. Supreme sport tourer for its age, just stay inside the Zed's limits, and twist the throttle as much as you dare. The sum of 110Nm and 150bhp means you can accelerate brutally any time any place from 2500rpm on, even in 6th gear.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2011