1998 Kawasaki ZXR400
Owner: Mike Steward
Owner for: one year
So far: full restoration What’s next? GPX classic race build
I‘ve loved the ZXR since I came across one when I was 16. I bought this as a £700 wreck – all fasteners were either coated or replaced, wheels swingarm and ancillaries powerdcoated. Initially I tried to paint the ITOHAM replica colours myself with rattle can but I was unhappy with the results, so Paintzfiction of Beverly did the job. The engine from the bike went pop on the way to MOT but they passed the bike without it running, now it’s got a a replacement engine. It sits alongside an SP1, GSX-R600 and R1M. My next project is a GPX750R race bike.
See it in all its glory in next month’s issue of The PS