Kawasaki ZX-11 Review from United States of America

1995 Kawasaki ZX-11

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX-R750


Legendary bike with strong acceleration and reliability


Top-end was rebuilt in '08 due to the #3 piston rod failure.

Oil bypass system was installed to improve oil flow efficiency.

Since the repair, the bike has run smooth and strong. No problems.

General Comments:

Awesome bike. Incredible acceleration. It will be heavier in the corners, but still feels very planted and capable. Reliability of the Z engine is positive, much lower maintenance than a Ducati.

Riding position is comfortable, most like a sport touring versus the racer position of a sport bike. This bike will feel a bit heavy in parking lots and slow maneuvers, given the heft of the machine. I hope to have this a long time.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2009

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