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Either or neither? RC8 - ZXR750

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I'm toying with the idea of a second bike, something that will only be brought out on sunny days and occasional spins. Has to be a sports bike, I'm not concerned with practicality in the slightest but reliability would be preferred.

These two jumped out at me. The Kwacker is one of my poster bikes from back in the day (literally, had a poster of this exact model and colour). The KTM I've always liked the look of and if the engine is anything like the one in the Duke then winner winner chicken dinner.

Can someone give me some perspective/opinion on the bikes below because at the minute my heart is saying "BUY BUY BUY!!!" Any experience with these models or does anything in the Ads set off any alarm bells? The ZXR seems to have a spot of rust on the RHS of the tank near the front.

ZXR onEbay in the UK

RC8 in Sligo
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5 grand for a 28 year old Bike which was only imported into the UK in 2019? Walk the fuck away from that. It was worth 5 grand 20 years ago.
It's one with the hoover pipes, the J2., they got much better after that. They are purely decorative, the Ram Air came after.
The only advantage to this is the Gearbox is self contained, and you don't need to split the whole casing to get at it. Handy when you have to replace selectors after a minor track day off.
If you are going to throw 5 grand away, may as well throw it at the KTM. At least it first hit the road after most of the members here were born.

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RC8 Kwacker is to dated and boring
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Originally Posted by Dirtyshirt
If you are going to throw 5 grand away,
Harsh. My wife said something similar.
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Love that ZXR except its not Green
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kawasaki .... one of the best looking sports bikes ever.....buy it ... enjoy it ... if you get sick of it in a few years you can sell it for the same money if not more.....but id prefer the green white and blue ones... theres a nice 1 for 3500 on ebay now except for the yellow wheels
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I've always loved the ZXRs but that one wouldn't grab me.

I'm biased, but the answer is the RC8 all day long.

I have an '09 one that I bought off another member here almost 3 years ago. that I'm thinking of possibly selling. Same colours as the Sligo one. They're a seriously fun bike to ride. They're different, obviously, to riding inline 4s but great in a different way. The look of them is a little marmite but I think they're stunning.

I didn't use it nearly as much as I thought I would as I've a GSXR1000 too as well as a cage.

If you want, send me a message with your number and I can WhatsApp you some pics from the other day when I washed the bikes and some detail etc.
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kawasaki .... one of the best looking sports bikes ever.....buy it ... enjoy it ... if you get sick of it in a few years you can sell it for the same money if not more.....but id prefer the green white and blue ones... theres a nice 1 for 3500 on ebay now except for the yellow wheels
Yeah was looking at that too.
If it was in the ROI I'd go and view it.....
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Theres 1 on dung deal in clare for 2950 euro.... looks ok ... but english bikes always seem to be a lot cleaner and better looked after...
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Re: Either or neither? RC8 - ZXR750

5K for a ZXR that aint green fuck that

KTM just no fugly weird lookin

for 5K id be buying this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GS...IAAOSwh55effT2

or both of these

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GS...IAAOSwdndeE3a1

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-YZ...4AAOSwlcZeh4IV
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RC8's are stunning to look at from every angle
Sold mine to a member on here a few years ago, not sure if he still has it or not
they draw attention wherever you go which aint always a good thing
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Another lad drinking his way through isolation and too much access to the 'net who thinks a blue ZXR is worth 5k - it's not worth half that....
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The ZXR in the green/white/blue livery is one of the nicest turned out bikes ever and you get a grin every time you ride it, I loved mine.
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you get a grin every time you ride it
Until you had to get off it and someone had to physically help you straighten your legs out - it was the most uncomfortable bike ever built !

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5K for a ZXR that aint green fuck that
Originally Posted by Big H
Another lad drinking his way through isolation and too much access to the 'net who thinks a blue ZXR is worth 5k - it's not worth half that....
Yeah I with the lads on this. ZXR is not worth anything near 5,000 in my opinion.

If it was me, I'd be finding a nice clean SRAD 750. Still well capable of staying with any modern day bike on Irish roads. You could pick one up for about 3,000.
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Originally Posted by Big H
Another lad drinking his way through isolation and too much access to the 'net who thinks a blue ZXR is worth 5k - it's not worth half that....
Haven't had a drink in almost a year so that isn't even a valid excuse, where else do you think I got the spare cash from?
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Originally Posted by PJ
If it was me, I'd be finding a nice clean SRAD 750. Still well capable of staying with any modern day bike on Irish roads. You could pick one up for about 3,000.
This is absolutely true. But, I had an SRAD, I'm hankering after something I've not already owned. The ZXR I've always loved the look of and I've never owned a kwacker. A clean classic green one is like trying to find hens teeth or pay crazy money.
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Speaking as a big Kawasaki fan, I think you can do better. If you have a decent budget, and it sounds like 5K doesn't put you off, I'd spend some time looking around for a nice clean ZX7R - for the best of both worlds - old school Kwacker power, and those classic looks. I think I'd be inclined to leave the ZXR be - like a sleeping dog

Having said that, I haven't owned one - just never grabbed by that model even though I loved virtually every big-bore Kawasaki from 1980-2000.

RC8 doesn't tickle me in the slightest, if it's a classic you're after I think that's hardly the best use for your cash either.
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I had a H1 ZXR some years ago. Jeez the belt driven alternator was a right PITA; I still have the special tool I welded up for tensioning it. That said it handled great for what it was; and that was a lot of fun.
Like all used to have one bikes; I miss it now.
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Full disclosure,I have a ZXR so I may be biased
However,5Gs for that bike is waaaay over the top.
get yourself a H model and enjoy vintage tax,a bit of exclusivity and more than enough power to keep up in the real world.
You'd pick one up for 2k handy enough and parts are available and still not stupid prices.You'd want to move fast though cos they are starting to appreciate.
By now any necessary mods will have been done so you wont need to worry about lads telling you about the hard suspension
not that it should be an issue,if you want comfort,get a goldwing ffs.
I bought my one in 1999 so that should tell you all you need to know about reliability.
I know sfa about ktms so I wont comment.
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The rc8's need a front and rear number board to look nice , they are puke as is but with the number board they really look nice, just look at the two white ones on dd at the minute one is beautiful the other is rank
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Re: Either or neither? RC8 - ZXR750

Would you not just buy a zx10r for 5grand?

Wouldn't trust the ktm reliability wise mate had one with endless trouble.
Not many about so you are always gonna need new parts not many spares about.

The 7r is nice but very overpriced.
The later ones are better but why not get a zx10r.
All the jap reliability faster than the ktm.

You could choose between 2004 to 2008 for 5k ish.
2004s hold their value.
2006 don't may be cheaper but they are still a good bike.
2008s can be near 5k and are a great bike.

If I had 5k to spend today on a bike I haven't a fucking clue what I would choose!
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All KTMs look gak to me. Designed by a Japanese paper-folder on acid. But I suppose that's marmite for yah. But the Kwacker is too expensive.
Get your hands on a knackered old 916 if you can and do it up. Class, and believe it or not simple and reliable when sorted.
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Thanks for all the inputs and opinions lads, greatly appreciated. I guess I'll cross that particular ZXR off the list on the grounds that everyone agrees it's overpriced. RC8 is still on the shortlist. I like the idea of a 916, never thought of that. Waiting for the proverbial dust to settle on the Corona thing before jumping into anything.
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That's mad money on the zxr.iirc they were fucks of yokes anyway .alternator on back of engine driven by a tiny belt.the pulleys rust up and eats belts like crazy. They were good when they came out but theres a lot better from that era , for instance a vfr750
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That's mad money on the zxr.iirc they were fucks of yokes anyway .alternator on back of engine driven by a tiny belt.the pulleys rust up and eats belts like crazy. They were good when they came out but theres a lot better from that era , for instance a vfr750
Now there was a bike. Doing single sided swingarms before it was cool.
I think (don't quote me) the purpose of the ZXR750/ZX-7 Ninja was for the purpose of WSB, then ruled by straight 4 750s. Kwak needed one in production for Team green. Never really designed with customers in mind. That's what the ZZR was for.
You "could" swap the standard shock for something more comfy, but the seat was never designed to be sat on.
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theres lots of sensible comments ... but if we all bought sensible bikes we d all be riding around on honda 50 s.....if as you say its only gonna be used for sunny days out.. buy the bike with ur heart not ur head... nothing like opening up your garage door and seeing the bike you always wanted ..there very well could be problems with a 30 yr old kawasaki or the RC8... but you always have the option of going for the honda 50... id definitely go for a green ZXR...
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Had a few RC8's including the R and loved them. Had no reliability issues, really nice. Be aware that end cans are hard to get, because of the short downpipes and cheap ones literally get blown in pieces, one lad on the KTM forum actually had his blow into bits while riding...
Other than that, very comfy with everything adjustable, brilliant handling and a lovely pokey twin. Looks brill too, much better in the flesh.
I'd personally have a ZX-7R over the ZXR, much better looking IMO.
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The rc8 is a comfortable bike,even the R,lots of space I found and Im 6ft....and that motor will go down as legendary....the mid to top range pull is unbelievable for a big capacity twin.
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