2004 Kawasaki ZRX1200R Review

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2004 Kawasaki ZRX1200R
2004 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

2004 Kawasaki ZRX1200R
2004 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

2004 Kawasaki ZRX1200R Review

2004 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

There is nothing standard about this standard.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, most motorcycle brands built excellent motorcycles that today are often referred to as “standards.” They featured friendly ergonomics and the ability to handle a variety of riding styles. But Kawasaki’s motorcycles of that era were anything but standard – the Good Times brand earned a reputation for building fast bikes that won AMA Superbike Championships in the capable hands of young racers like Eddie Lawson.

Horsepower separates the ZRX1200R from the rest of the pack, thanks to an engine tuned with emphasis on low- and mid-range rpm performance. The ZRX1200R engine features electroplated cylinders, which transfer heat much quicker than steel, allowing tighter tolerances to be utilized to generate more power. Pistons with concave domes are found in the lightweight, all-aluminum cylinder block. This translates to a user-friendly street personality and amazing roll-on performance on the highway.

The Kawasaki ZRX1200 carries on the tradition of the standard’s style and ergonomics, but with modern performance of 21st century Kawasaki engineering.


2004 Kawasaki ZRX1200R Key Features




2004 Kawasaki ZRX1200R – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $7,899 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 83.5 in.

Height 45.3 in.

Width 30.7 in.

Weight 492 lbs.

Ground Clearance 5.3 in.

Wheelbase 57.7 in.

Seat Height 31.1 in.

Engine Four-stroke, DOHC, inline four, 16 valves, Electric Start, Liquid Cooled

Displacement 1,164cc

Bore x Stroke 79.0 x 59.4mm

Compression Ratio 10.1:1

Fuel System Keihin CVK36 x 4

Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal.

Ignition Digital with Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC)

Transmission Five-speed

Final Drive Chain

Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic discs
Rear: Disc

Tires Front: 120/70 x ZR17 tubeless radial
Rear: 180/55 x ZR17 tubeless radial

Frame Double-cradle tubular steel

Suspension Front: 43mm cartridge-type fork w/preload adj. & 12-way adj. compression & rebound damping; 4.7 in. travel
Rear: Braced swingarm w/twin shocks, 5-way adj. preload & 4-way adj. compression & rebound damping; 4.8 in. travel

Colors Passion Red
Galaxy Silver

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


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