Well i had these picture’s for about half a year and i never paid any attention to them until you brought it up. there they are.
Here’s some information that i found on the bike.
Category: Prototype / concept model
Rating: 82.7 out of 100.
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1164.00 ccm (71.03 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line four
final drive: Shaft drive (cardan)
More details Consult a Kawasaki repair manual.
Aperantly this bike is a 2004 concept. I don’t know if the bike has been for sale because it’s one of a kind but i’m sure that it was definetly on show’s and was sold in very, very small quantaties.
The Kawasaki ZZR-X concept was first shown at the 2003 Milan Motorcycle Show. The ZZR-X was billed as a high speed tourer, but its ingenuity lies in the adjustable riding mode mechanisms which allows the rider to adjust the ZZR-X to suit road conditions and riding styles.
The Kawasaki ZZR-X can be changed to suit low speed touring, with raised screen and protective fairing, all the way up to full-on sport mode, where the screen and fairing move into their most aerodynamic position.
The fairing also changes shape depending on speed, modifying its shape to the optimum profile.
The Kawasaki ZZR-X concept has other clever design solutions, including; radical cone-shaped, rim-mounted disk brakes designed for maximum cooling efficiency, a mass-centralised fuel tank, a large storage space in front of the seat, and a silencer built into the curvaceous bodywork.
2004 Kawasaki ZZR-X
Probably the most radical machine of the show has yet to turn a wheel under its own power. The ZZR-X is Kawasaki’s forward-looking concept bike that combines advanced technology, super-sport potential and touring capability. This is the ultimate high-speed tourer,” reads the Kawasaki press material. “The future of supersport touring.
The ZZR-X features hub-mounted steering that uses a two-pronged aluminum swingarm actuating a shock absorber instead of the ubiquitous telescopic fork. Handlebars sweep through the area that looks like a fuel tank; the actual tank is placed near the center of the bike. Perimeter rim-mounted disc brakes are fitted to both wheels.
Touring amenities include a shaft drive hidden inside the aluminum rear swingarm, an adjustable-rake, flip-up windscreen and a large storage area in front of the seat. Kawasaki doesn’t mention any details about the ZZR-X’s engine, but it’s safe to say there will be ample power if the bike is ever built. The rear seat cowl flips up into a backrest, probably to keep the passenger from flying off at 186 mph.
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