Sunday, November 24, 2013

New toy

The place on the bench couldn't be left empty for too long. After some time thinking about a new project, I went to see a couple of bikes, mainly sportbikes from the 1990 era. I seem to be stuck there, somewhere between 1992 and 1998. The more motorcycle-related things change, the more I want them to stay as they were back then. Modern, electronically-tempered motorcycles are not that much appealing ... 'til I change my mind, that is ...

Em ... long story short, I found this very nice and low mileage 1998 Kawasaki ZX7R. It's amazing for how little money this old glory can be bought nowadays. Yes, I know I've read this and that already : it's heavy, doesn't have the top end of a GSX-R, it's way too much green, and on ... But the thing is I've always had a soft spot for ZX7Rs and there's certainly potential for a nice build.





Did I mention this is the 20th motorcycle I own since I started riding in 2001 ? Wanna ride this one ?

3 comments:

Yvan said...

Gorgeous ! :-)
I'm talking about the stonegrill in the shelves of course...

Evon Paige said...

very nice bike! although I see this is a old post, I have just bought my first. Amazed, and everyone claim it is an heavy bike, but rolling the weight is almost like disappeares. it's rock solid front end is extremely confidence inspiring. In fact, it handles so well it may be a danger for those who have not have any formal ride training, and or riding experience which may allow some to develop bad habits, or get to complacent on this bike, more so then one should be. your bike is very beautiful, I but mine as a war veteran, hopefully one day mine will look as good as yours. this way more bike than one needs without the goodies, with the goodies, is an out and out track bike that will more than hold is own with today's light rockets.

Evon Paige said...

very nice bike! although I see this is a old post, I have just bought my first. Amazed, and everyone claim it is an heavy bike, but rolling the weight is almost like disappeares. it's rock solid front end is extremely confidence inspiring. In fact, it handles so well it may be a danger for those who have not have any formal ride training, and or riding experience which may allow some to develop bad habits, or get to complacent on this bike, more so then one should be. your bike is very beautiful, I but mine as a war veteran, hopefully one day mine will look as good as yours. this way more bike than one needs without the goodies, with the goodies, is an out and out track bike that will more than hold is own with today's light rockets.