Articles, tests and reviews
Over the years there has been a lot been written about the ZZ-R 1100 / ZX-11.
This is not strange, since it's a very spectacular bike. Here you'll find some
of the articles, in Dutch, German and English.|
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At the bottom of this page you'll find some nice quotes about the bike.
Superbike April 1993
|Other articles not on this site|
Bike, October 1995: ZZ-R 1100 v CBR 1000 v FJ 1200 v Trophy 1200|
Motorcycle International, December 1995: Comparison ZZ-R 1100 with Honda CB 500|
Moto73, #11 1996: Granger-Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100 Turbo|
ProMotor, 5 juli 1996: Test ZZ-R 1100 na 50.000 km|
Weekblad Motor, #30/31 1996: Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100 vs Kawasaki 1100 ZXi|
PS Das Sport-Motorrad Magazine, Oktober 1996: CBR1100XX v Daytona 1200 v SB6 v GSXR1100 v YZF1000R v ZZ-R 1100|
Moto 73, 6 November 1996: CBR1100XX vs Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100 vs Suzuki GSX-R 1100|
Kicxstart, November 1996: CBR1100XX vs Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100|
Weekblad Motor, #33/31 1997: ZZR1100 vs YZF1000R vs CBR1100XX|
ProMotor, #1 1998: Article about how to repair a crashed ZZR|
Articles about the ZZ-R 1100 in Performance Bikes
|Article ||Type ||Issue|
|Kawa ZZR1100 and 600 in France ||Launchtest ||Aug 90|
|Kawa ZZR1100 vs airplane ||Roadtest ||Jul 90 |
|Sports 1000's group test; FZR, CBR, ZZR and GSXR ||Roadtest ||May 91 |
|Sport tourer group test; GSX, FJ, ZZR, K100 ||Roadtest ||Dec 91 |
|Sports 1000 group test; YB10, Fireblade, EXUP, GSXR, ZZR ||Roadtest ||Jun 92 |
|Derestricting GSXR1100, FZR1000 and ZZR1100 ||Technical ||Nov 92 |
|Kawasaki ZZR1100 in America ||Launchtest ||Jan 93 |
|Long term roadtests on FZR1000RU, ZZR1100 and Zephyr 1100 ||Report ||Mar 93 |
|1000's group test: CBR, FZR, GSXR, ZZR1100 and Daytona 900 and TT ||Roadtest ||Aug 93 |
|Kawa ZZR1100D1 ||Roadtest ||Apr 93 |
|Hamish Jamieson's 200mph ZZR1100 ||Report ||Nov 94 |
|CBR1100XX vs ZZR1100 ||Roadtest ||Nov 96 |
|1000's group test; YZF1000, ZZR1100 and GSXR1100 ||Roadtest ||Jun 96 |
Some quotes regarding the ZZ-R / ZX
"If you've had the demented pleasure of twisting the ZX-11's throttle,
you've experienced the hardest accelerating production vehicle sold in
Sport Rider, October 1995
"I feel like Chewbacca when I ride the ZX-11, or Han. One fullbore yank
on the Eleven's throttle and it's as if I'm in the Millenium Falcon's
cockpit, slamming the hyperspace lever home and the Empire's goons weren't
able to disarm the hyperdrive."
Mitch Boehm, Motorcyclist, October 1995
"It's shatteringly vivid power is simply astonishing. But it's just as
astonishing that Kawasaki has refined it to the point where that power is
harnessed so well and so effectively. You never fail to walk away without
wearing a broad, beaming, utterly impressed and addicted smile. Practical
it is. Bonkers it is too. A bike apart.
Bike, October 1995
"So if your prime directive involves getting from point A to B quicker
than any production vehicle without retractable landing gear, look no further.
Motorcyclist, May 1993
"The ZZR-1100 remains the big, fast, versatile bike for the rider with a
regular pillion passenger or the desire to humiliate just about every
other road user who attempted to match its straight line acceleration.
This reminds me of a guy I know who, when his girlfriend referred to his
ZZ-R 1100 as "just a dick thing", corrected her by pointing out that it
was, in fact, "a big, black, fast dick thing"
Letter to the editor published in AMCN (Feb 21)
Posted by Mike Winslade
Die Bissige: Die ZZ-R 1100 ist die Verkoerperung von schierer Gewalt.
Kein Motor reisst so brutal vorwaerts."
PS, June 1997