Kawasaki ZX-11 Review from Serbia

1991 Kawasaki ZX-11

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired157700 kilometres
Most recent distance178000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX750E

Summary:

Supreme sport tourer

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 1 review