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– 2001 Kawasaki ZR-7S
For those seeking a do-it-all naked streetbike with the appearance of a hot rod with its engine clearly visible, exciting performance and an affordable price, Kawasaki rolls out the new 2001 ZR-7S. This “naked” machine puts its rider in a semi-upright riding position and is devoid of bodywork around the engine, yet there is just a hint of the famous Kawasaki sportbike influence in the styling of the shapely fuel tank and sleek tailpiece.
2001 KAWASAKI ZR-7S
New half-fairing adds another dimension to this all-around performer
Last year Kawasaki introduced the ZR-7, an attractive streetbike with exciting performance and a great price. With an upright seating position and an engine that delivers broad power, it quickly proved to be a versatile machine that is comfortable commuting, briskly covering twisty back-country roads or even extended trips.
For 2001 Kawasaki made the ZR-7S even more versatile by adding a stylish front cowling with a new gauge cluster and multi-reflector headlight. Now the ZR-7S offers its rider more comfort that adds a sport-touring dimension to the spirited middleweight.
The ZR-7S air-cooled inline four cylinder engine has evolved from a design that has proven its reputation for reliability and performance, and adds ultra-modern features like the Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC) with a throttle position sensor on the carburetors. Connected to the Digital Ignition system, K-TRIC varies timing according to throttle position and engine rpm so that the ignition compensates for differing engine loads for crisp throttle response and optimum fuel efficiency. The ZR-7 engine is tuned to deliver mid-range power, just like its new bigger cousin in the Kawasaki line-up, the ZRX1200R.
The double-cradle frame provides exceptional handling over a wide range of riding situations. Integrated tabs on the rear sub-frame provide a mounting system for optional Kawasaki accessory hard bags. The rigid, box-section swingarm actuates the Kawasaki UNI-TRAK® rear suspension system, which progressively increases the damping and spring rates on the single rear shock as the suspension is compressed for a smoother, more controlled ride.
Narrow handlebars with a low rise not only allow the rider to feel more a part of the machine, but also contribute to the ZR-7S’s comfortable riding position. Adding to the hot rod appearance are instruments from the Ninja® ZX-7R sportbike, a sleek tailpiece and a 5.8-gallon fuel tank – the largest in its class, a four-into-one stainless-steel exhaust system and lightweight cast alloy wheels.
With the addition of a front cowling, attractive styling, inspiring engine, comfortable seating and affordable price, the 2001 ZR-7S offers all-round Kawasaki performance and style at a great value.
2001 ZR-7S FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES
New fairing and windscreen deflect the wind and elements
Four-Cylinder, DOHC Engine
Delivers smooth power throughout the rev range
Direct valve actuation reduces friction
32mm Carburetors with Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC)
A throttle position sensor tells the ignition control unit how hard the engine is working so that its micro-computer can determine the best ignition timing for more power and better fuel economy
Microprocessor controlled timing, never needs adjustment
Large Capacity Fuel Tank
5.8 gallon capacity for extended rides without refueling
Dual-Disc Front Brakes
Feature two dual-piston calipers for well modulated, confidence-inspiring stopping power
Disc Rear Brake
With dual-piston caliper, produces quick, sure stops
UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension System
Progressively increases the damping and spring rates as the suspension is compressed
Includes speedometer with tripmeter, tachometer, fuel gauge and indicator lights
Easy maintenance and parking
Adjustable Handlebar Levers
Adapts to a variety of riders
Engine Oil Cooler
Improves heat transfer and engine cooling
Wide, modern 17-inch rims fitted with low-profile, high performance tires
Optional Kawasaki Accessory Hardbags
Install easily on existing mounting system
Weatherproof, lockable and detachable
4-stroke, liquid-cooled In-Line Four
Bore x Stroke
79.0 x 59.4 mm.
DOHC, 16 valves
Keihin CVK36 x 4
Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition (K-Tric)
Double cradle tubular steel
43 mm fully adjustable, conventional cartridge-type front fork, offers 12 positions compression and rebound damping adjustment as well as fork spring preload
Fully adjustable rear shock
opposed 6 piston caliper work on 310 mm floating discs
opposed 2 piston caliper works with a 250 mm disc
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.