Kawasaki’s certifiably-loony ZX-10R superbike has now dipped below £4000 for tidy used examples – less than a third of the cost of the new 2011 model.
For anyone who can’t raise £11,699 (or £12,699 with ABS!) to get the latest model, a trawl of www.mcnbikesforsale turns up a huge choice of used examples in great condition for sensible money.
The ZX-10R has been around in various forms since 2004, so there’s seven years of production to choose from. Naturally the cheaper examples tend to be the earliest 2004-2005 bikes, but the less attractive style of the 2006-2007 bikes means they’re often more bike for your cash.
The cheapest ZX-10R advertised last week is some proof of this – a 2006 model advertised as ‘excellent original condition’ with just 9295 claimed miles on the digital display. It’s in black – widely regarded as the best colour for that model. It has a full service history, a new rear tyre and the owner says there isn’t a mark on it. It’s due its next service soon, but at just £3875, you can afford to spend a bit of cash in a dealer come spring time.
For more on this, see this week's MCN, on sale Wednesday 26 January 2011.