KAWASAKI ZRX1100 IAN GALWAY
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I BOUGHT THIS bike as a bog standard ZRX1100 more than 17 years ago, with the intention of bringing it with me on my move to Spain. I set to it and have been modifying it over here ever since.
From front to back, I’ve updated the brakes with Nissin four-piston calipers taken from an early Suzuki Bandit 1200, and boosted their performance a little further with the addition of braided lines. The forks now have progressive springs fitted.
The clocks are a recent fitment, and taken straight from a ZRX1200S. It also has a fresh set of Renthal handlebars.
There are some changes inside the engine, too. The motor uses ZZ-R1100 camshafts, and a 4° ignition advancer. Also, the carbs are fitted with an Ivan’s jet kit. Finally, at the rear of the bike, I’ve fitted a Sargent seat, LSL rearsets and a pair of YSS shock absorbers to complete the performance upgrades.
Since I bought this I have bought and sold at least 12 other bikes (I also have a 2006 Aprilia Tuono 1000R now) but will never sell this.
Ian’s tidy ZRX has been future-proofed with some sensible mods