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★★★★☆

“The brute of the early-mid 90's. ”

Written on: 06/08/2013

I never owned a ZZR1100 Kwakker aka Big “ Z ”. But what I DO know is, the fact when I was in highschool ( 1991-1995 ), there weren't any factory production street bike that could out perform the ZZR 1100. It used to be a respected and in some opinions, a feared motorcycle to ride, due to its heaftiness and powerpack of 147BHP output and, a claimed top speed betwixt ± 278-283-284Kmh ( de-restricted mods ) Depending on the sea level and, type of tyres and of course the tyre preaure, and the… Read Full Review

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“Love the big quack!”

Written on: 04/09/2012 by cab43 (1 review written)

Would love to know where they got this photo from, not that I mind it is a particularly nice one......it's mine :o)… Read Full Review

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“big red zed ”

Written on: 29/03/2012

i,m on my 11th kwak now(4th zzr consecutively)1 c and 3 d models.My last one d5 model had 56.000 miles up and still growled,whirred and blasted forward at a fair whack.yes they,re big,yes they can be a wallowy handful at times(mainly when running on worn tyres and pushed a bit hard through the corners)but were they originally designed for this? NO.For a smooth well planted comfortable touring/everyday workhorse they an,t be beaten so you can keep your honda black,red,silver bluebird thing i,ve… Read Full Review

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“i have owned several bikes in 30 years of biking and...”

Written on: 01/01/2011

i have owned several bikes in 30 years of biking and all models apart from harleys over the last three years i have had a kawasaki zzr1100 d7 and i find this bike ideal for my needs both going to work and pleasure biking last year i changed the chain and sprocket for the first time and i have gone from bridgestone tyres to continental road attack which seems to be better for all weathers and i seem to get more miles from them i also find the bike easy to work on… Read Full Review

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“My D5 does exactly what it says on the tin....Terrific...”

Written on: 15/09/2010 by mps500 (2 reviews written)

My D5 does exactly what it says on the tin....Terrific all rounder that can be bought, and a good one too , for the same money as an FJ 1200, and in my book there is absolutely no contest. The zzr does all that so many different bikes do, but all in one. For the handling always check that the tyres have at least 40 psi, any lower and you will wobble around corners, and that you have the right settings, I have always found that it goes where you point it, and is assured and inspires… Read Full Review

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“ Well just got my 11 out of my moms garden been sat...”

Written on: 29/06/2010

Well just got my 11 out of my moms garden been sat there untouched for 3 years due to buying a 12 not turned the key in all that time just abadoned her, decided it was about time i see what the damage was so last wednesday 16/06/2010 battery off 12 & onto 11 five minutes later she was purring away and that was on the petrol still sat in the tank a week later and a couple of front discs and pads and she sailed through the MOT what can you say fantastic mile muncher decided the 12 has to go… Read Full Review

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“I bought this 1994 ZZR which had 68,000km 2 yrs back.I...”

Written on: 17/03/2010

I bought this 1994 ZZR which had 68,000km 2 yrs back.I have enjoyed riding this beast and never got tired.It is a class motor and great gear ratios which could go from 25-320km/hr.It feels like automatic transmission.
Has very few competitors on straight stetch and has phenomenal acceleration.Downside is the handling in vey windy roads,as it has to be slowed down to get into the corner at the right speed.Otherwise,you won't geta second chance to correct it.Otherwise it is a great cruiser and… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brought the zzr 1100 about 9 months ago, from a...”

Written on: 06/03/2010 by simmoden (1 review written)

Brought the zzr 1100 about 9 months ago, from a dealer. Its second hand and over 10 years old, it had never been dropped and had a few scratches in the fairing and got it for a good price. It loves eating tyres as I tried a soft compound Bridgestone Tyre on the rear and got about 6000 klms. I have changed the tyres to Dunlop GPR 100 sports touring tyres and running nitrogen in the tyres. Apart from that I spent very much on the mechanical and the bike is very reliable. The bike is powerful and… Read Full Review

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“the fastest thing you can buy for the money they cost,...”

Written on: 17/12/2009

the fastest thing you can buy for the money they cost, much more than the sum of its many parts, with the stage 2 head and the full race exhaust ( have to lose the centre stand tho) you wont find anything faster and comfy to boot. proper grin matierial on a straight… Read Full Review

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“ive had a few performance bikes (like most of you)my...”

Written on: 07/12/2009

ive had a few performance bikes (like most of you)my zzr11 is in european
blue colors and other fancy bits its got a 4-1 micron pipe
its a heavy buggr reliable(although on the odd occasion it cuts out at 90 for a few seconds)its not reccomendable to ride on roads like we have in york as it bounces over every bump(my wife hates it)but ive been all ovr on it and and its good at blowing stuff off especially prats in performance cars that like to glue themselves to my rear on a regular… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 05/06/2011

The cutting out is due to the fuel pump relay failing. I changed mine for £5 brand new off ebay. The Kawasaki range all use the same component. So check Relays for all models.

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Written on: 05/06/2011

The cutting out is due to the fuel pump relay failing. I changed mine for £5 brand new off ebay. The Kawasaki range all use the same component. So check Relays for all models. The part number is 27002 1065

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★★★★☆

“I have had my kawasaki D1 for nine years, and enjoyed...”

Written on: 25/08/2009

I have had my kawasaki D1 for nine years, and enjoyed every minute untill last month, a tight right hander, slow speed and she threw me, i let her slide and when i came to a stop ,was very surprised at the lack of damage! scraped fairing and snapped gear lever. Picked her up with one foul move, adrenalin Rush i guess,Side stand out, one cigarette later, cranked her up and rode the 7 miles home (steady)Nothing about the D1 i would change, comfy, reliable and grat fun. The stainless 4 into 1… Read Full Review

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“Had 2 Kawasaki ZZRs now, an absolute jem of a ride...”

Written on: 30/06/2009

Had 2 Kawasaki ZZRs now, an absolute jem of a ride comfort and power i can ride all day and still feel fresh brilliant for long distance touring around europe… Read Full Review

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Steve107's Comment

Written on: 19/08/2012

I have owned my d7 model for 3 months and can't stay off it,it's not brand new and some say looks a little dated,I say screw them,it looks fantastic in the red and black colours,comfy with bar risers,a little bufferting past 80, but a taller screen should fix,very smoth ride and will pull from low rev's with no fuss ,you got to love that grawl at around 4000 rev's!.The bike is quite easy to handle once you get into the swing of things,excellent engine with more power than I need,I honestly can't fault the bike, some will complain about weight or handling,but all bikes have their vices,but I can't help but love this bike which was a benchmark for others to follow.

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★★★★☆

“Bought my Kawasaki ZZR 1100 six months ago. Power is...”

Written on: 25/06/2009 by Mykejj (1 review written)

Bought my Kawasaki ZZR 1100 six months ago. Power is unbelievable, below 4000 rpm the bike is a pussycat, but a gentle twist of the throttle and this thing flys and keeps flying and keeps flying and still keeps flying. Disappointed in the firmness of the seat as both I and my passenger get a numb bum after just 100 miles or so and the stretch to the bars gives me writst ache in the same distance. Got to say its NOT as comfortable as the old GSX. Going to put some bar risers on it to see if the… Read Full Review

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Mps500's Response to Mykejj's Review

Written on: 21/09/2010

Buy one of those gel seats...works a treat....

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Chappeurz's Response to Mykejj's Review

Written on: 06/07/2012

I bought some risers for my D4. much more comfort and no wrist ache. Often do 300 + miles in a day, pottering about on the little missile. I,m 5'9", and also found it a bit of a stretch. Picked up the risers off ebay for £40. Dave.

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★★★★★

“I had a GPz900 for 12 yrs and upgraded to the 11 about...”

Written on: 23/05/2009 by jullip (1 review written)

I had a GPz900 for 12 yrs and upgraded to the 11 about a year ago.Got a '99 model with only 22,000 k's on it.
Kawasaki is a great all round bike - incredible acceleration ,plenty of room for the wife and handles like a dream.
Was considering upgrading to a 14 but found them no where near as good as the 11… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Kawasaki ZZR 1100 is very reliable and good...”

Written on: 03/05/2009

The Kawasaki ZZR 1100 is very reliable and good handling on the roads although the chain and spocket dont last that long but probably my riding... very good bike gets lots respect from other riders… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This bike is a bike for most riders. It has awesome...”

Written on: 16/12/2008 by tigerbiker (1 review written)

This bike is a bike for most riders. It has awesome power but tours smoothly, and on the speed limits. The brakes are adequate but the later 2001 model brakes are far better than my 1998 model. still attracts heaps of comments from fellow bikers… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I am getting a ZX14 next but am not certain to sell my...”

Written on: 12/12/2008

I am getting a ZX14 next but am not certain to sell my 98 ZZR1100 depends on the wife. Had a black bird too refind and gutless below 6000 needed 7000 plus to really start movig. The 08 Busa not a patch on the old one to enjoy the ride and the old one is not a comfy long haul unit compared to the ZED. The 14 is as close as I have found to the ZZR with more power and easier to get around the hills. Not bad for a bike almost unchanged from early 90s you have wait nearly 20 years to consider… Read Full Review

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“I've had two of these, a D1 and a D5 (a friend bought...”

Written on: 08/12/2008

I've had two of these, a D1 and a D5 (a friend bought and I still have). The first things to replace are the exhaust and headlight. Get a Micron (saves weight, doesn't rot and sounds great above 6000rpm) or Nexus (sounds mean and looks great). Either of those systems are better quality than the standard exhaust. Replace the headlight bulb for a halogen as you stand as much chance as Stevie Wonder at finding where you're going.
The power delivery is immense so you don ' t need to continually… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I owned a ZZR1100 D1 model three bikes ago, I had it...”

Written on: 16/09/2008 by marco999 (27 reviews written)

I owned a ZZR1100 D1 model three bikes ago, I had it for about twelve months. I'm afraid I got caught up in the 'got to have the fastest most powerful bike' thing and swapped it for a Blackbird, then went on to a ZX12r. I still have fond memories of the ZZR though, it was a supremely comfortable and highly capable mile muncher with an extremely powerful engine which can whisk you well past the legal limit from standstill in just a few short seconds; keep the throttle open and this baby will… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Really powerfull bike because mine year 1993 zzr 1100...”

Written on: 06/08/2008 by chefzainuddin (1 review written)

Really powerfull bike because mine year 1993 zzr 1100 D model still good till now compare to new bikes I still can beat them... Really a powerfull bikes and less problem given if you keep maintain the service when times come… Read Full Review

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