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.
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