The world's greatest bikes #10: Kawasaki ZXR750


Remembering the glory years of the World Superbike championship, thoughts turn to the ultra-exotic money-no-object homologation specials such as Honda’s RC30 or RC45, Yamaha’s YZF-R7 or Ducati’s stable of thoroughbreds.

But one bike bucked this trend and, with the help of an American tuning house and one of the most determined riders ever, took on and defeated the world’s best.

When the Kawasaki ZXR750 claimed the 1993 title it was a victory for the working man’s superbike.

And it all started with the ZXR750 H1 (and later H2)…