Kawasaki ZRX1100 Reviews from United States of America

1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance24000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha Virago 500

Summary:

I love the torque of the ZRX1100

Faults:

Mechanically nothing has failed as of yet.

Goes through rear tires in about 6,000 miles.

At cruising speed there seems to be quite a bit of vibration through the handle bar grips.

The rear view mirrors give a nice view of your arms. Easily corrected with some aftermarket spacers.

General Comments:

A combination of old school looks and modern horsepower and handling.

I commute on this bike during the summer. I get about 43mpg.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2009

1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles

Summary:

Great

Faults:

Replaced gas gauge sending unit, alternator chain tensioner and chain.

General Comments:

Very reliable and quick, brakes are excellent.

Accelerates hard.

Long trips make the seat uncomfortable at times.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2007

1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 miles
Most recent distance9000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CBR1000

Summary:

Hard to beat!

Faults:

I've ridden the bike for one thousand miles, and have had to replace nothing except the petrol.

General Comments:

I have owned my 99' ZRX 1100 for under a year now, and have put one thousand effortless miles on this bike.

This motorcycle is truly one of the best UJM's ever made. It accelerates quickly and powerfully from any gear with the twist of the wrist. The brakes are suitable for the job.

The handling is a bit skiddish hard into turns, or a bit of lateral motion sideways out of turns if you are hard onto the gas, but the movement is predictably so.

My bike came with a muzzy 4 into 1 after market muffler, which has a sweet high whine to impress, as well as a pleasant low rumble once you hit your block. It also had a jet kit and K&N air cleaners. Nice!

The riding stance for a 42 middle aged six foot two adolescent like me is perfect. Forward leaning, but with most of the weight on my butt, not on my wrists like my old 1999 Honda CBR 1000.

Speaking of which, the ZRX doesn't feel as fast to the punch, but its mid and top range seem more useable for the street. The CBR 1000 was just plain fast. It was no accident so many ended up at the local drag-strip.

I do most of my riding in the city with some highway travel. I must say I was most surprised how well this bike cruised at 70-85 mph. Very stable. Very comfortable. Add a real fairing and I dare say you could take her anywhere.

All in all, I can't say enough about this motorcycle. This is the motorcycle a lot of us had been dreaming about for a long time. An affordable, comfortable, sexy, big bore street marauder. Thank you Kawasaki!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2007

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews