2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R Review

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2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R Review

2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

Open class sportbike, open call thrill.

For 2004, the ZX-12R’s power delivery is further improved with the addition of sub throttles to the fuel injection system, and new radial-mounted front disc brakes enhance braking feel.

For many experienced motorcyclists, the most satisfying ride day consists of having incredible horsepower on tap at any rpm and a stable, comfortable chassis for leaning into long, sweeping turns of a seldom-traveled mountain road. For these riders, only an open class sportbike can provide this thrill and contentment, and none do it better than Kawasaki’s flagship sportbike, the Ninja ZX-12R.


2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R Key Features



2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $10,999 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 82.1 in.

Height 47.2 in.

Width 29.1 in.

Weight 463 lbs.

Ground Clearance 4.7 in.

Wheelbase 57.1 in.

Seat Height 32.3 in.

Engine Four-stroke, DOHC, inline four, Electric Start, Liquid Cooled

Displacement 1,198cc

Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 55.4mm

Compression Ratio 12.2:1

Fuel System Fuel injection with 46mm throttle bodies and sub throttles

Fuel Capacity 5.0 gal.

Ignition Digital

Transmission Six-speed

Final Drive Chain

Brakes Front: 320mm dual hydraulic discs
Rear: 230 single hydraulic disc

Tires Front: 120/70 x 17 tubeless
Rear: 200/50 x 17 tubeless

Frame Aluminum monocoque

Suspension Front: 43mm inverted hydraulic telescopic fork with adj. compression and rebound damping, adj. spring preload
Rear: UNI-TRAK® system with single shock, adj. compression and rebound damping, adj. ride height, and adj. preload

Colors Candy Thunder Blue
Galaxy Silver

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.


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