2005 Kawasaki ZRX1200R from United States of America


The ZXR1200R is perhaps the most versatile and capable motorcycle in the world for the money


No problems to date. Only required factory maintenance performed.

General Comments:

Typical Kawasaki reliability. Very strong engine with a load of torque for effortless low rpm operation.

Fit and finish are excellent. Retro look and modern engineering at its finest. Great riding position.

Brakes work well, but require some effort to bring the bike to a quick stop.

The transmission shifts very well, but has a fairly abrupt initial engagement from neutral into first gear.

Gas mileage is outstanding with typical 45-50 mpg returns with light to moderate throttle input. Perhaps the most bike you can get for the money. A shame it's no longer available in this country.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd September, 2009

2002 Kawasaki ZRX1200R from United States of America


Best looking, running, dependable bike that I have seen in my opinion


I am glad to say that I haven't had any faults, and nothing has gone wrong with this bike.

General Comments:

Well don't know where to start with making comments about my ZRX1200R, cause there are a lot of things to say; for instance the power this bike has is unreal, it has a roll on performance that is crisp at the wrist, doesn't matter what speed or what gear you are in, it launches like a rocket.

The paint job also looks very cool, I have the candy lime green one with purple and pearl white stripes, and get a lot of complements on the looks.

The handling of this bike is very forgiving, as in you can maneuver it well in the turns and pull it to a line with ease.

It also has a factory ignition timing device that is called "k-trick", that no matter what speed or gear you are in, the timing is set for very responsive throttling.

I also like the fact that it has six caliper braking on the front end. Most bikes that I have seen only have four calipers; the extra two on my bike makes me feel a little more secure when it comes to stopping this rocket on wheels.

I guess I would have to say that the ZRX1200R has it all. from speed to looks to comfortable ride, dependability, and much more. I will keeping this bike for a long time.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2009

2005 Kawasaki ZRX1200R from Italy



General Comments:

Perfect bike for me.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2009

2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R from United States of America


The ZREX is like an old trusted friend that always knows how to make you smile


No mechanical issues, other than general maintenance.

General Comments:

This bike is a wonderful commuter and has served me well. It doesn't matter if you are riding two up or on your own, it will do the job quite nicely. I have only needed to make minor modifications to it, taller windscreen, mirror extenders, and rear peg extenders for my wife to be a bit more comfortable.

My only knock on the bike is the stock seat. It took a few thousand miles for the seat to wear into my rear end enough to make it not fall asleep on rides longer than 50 miles.

The power of this bike is really all that 90% of most riders will ever need in the real world. Tons of torque that starts at very low RPM's and continues well into the upper power-band. It really has a lot of power. The only bikes that would smoke the the ZREX are the hyper-bikes of the world like the busa and upper level ninjas and R-1's. But, in my opinion this bike counters the lack of that kind of speed by its all around utility.

Its not a home run power hitter, but it is that guy in the lineup that will get you a hit every time you really need, year after year.

As far as the suspension goes, I am not the corner hugging canyon carver type, but I have never felt this bike wouldn't do exactly what I ask it to. Confident and competent are very good words to describe it.

Just like so many other Kawasaki engines, this thing is nearly bullet proof. No problems at all. just change the oil (go with a full synth for the smoothest shifting) and change the tires when they wear out.

As far as the styling goes, the retro look is not for everyone, but if you are into that sort of bike, then nothing comes closer to the old sport standards than the ZREX. If this machine were available in 1982, it would have been outlawed by the insurance companies.

By the way, the Blue ones are faster than all the other colors. :)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2008