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Blue 02-01-2016 04:40 PM

The Official 2016 Ride Of The Year Garage

Here it is! The Official ZXFORUMS.COM 2016 ROTY poll!

Here we will be collecting and displaying each of our excellent Ride of the Month winners from January to November.

The poll (and the garage door) will open December 1st 2016 for everyone to swing by and take a look at the best Kawasaki bikes on our glorious forum!

And of course, the zxforums.com community will vote and present one contestant with the pinnicale of bragging rights - The 2016 Ride of the Year Champion

As mentioned in the rules thread the winner will receive a free $50 Cycle Gear giftcard!!!

Here are our contestants for this prestigious contest.

1) January ROTM winner - 90zxr750's 2004 ZX-10R


Originally Posted by 90zxr750 (Post 3646674)
2004 zx10r
Name: Ol' Blue

29xxx miles
2nd owner
Had for 5 seasons
LOVE this bike will own for many to come!!!

Mods (that I can think of):

Micron slip on. Ceramic coated
Lowered about 1.75 inch with PTK links
Re geared with vortex sprockets stock front up 2 in rear
D.I.D chain
6000k HID headlights
Blue SMD running lights
License plate relocated side mount
Integrated smoked LED tail light
Custom fender delete plates
Servo motor delete
Servo buddy diode
Heal tech speedo healer
Vortex adjustable rear sets
Powder coated rims, passenger pegs and bracket
Spengler steel braided brake lines (smoked with blue banjos)
Pro grip grips
GPR Stabilizer
Puig smoked windscreen
Black metallic painted tail fairings
Solo seat cover
T-Rex racing frame sliders
Anodized blue swing arm spools
Bar end sliders


2) February ROTM winner - Joe Coyote's ZX-7R


Originally Posted by Joe Coyote (Post 3666730)

No special parts, modifications, or customization. Just a stock L model (except for missing lower fairing graphics). I see all of these cool bikes on the forum and I’m amazed at the amount of work and talent that goes into them. Custom paint and bodywork, engine swaps, someone is even doing a fuel injection conversion? Holy crap! I was happy that I was able to figure out why my headlights weren’t working and not have to pay someone to fix it (admittedly with a little help from my forum friends). I learned a long time ago that for someone of my limited mechanical abilities I’m better off leaving my bikes stock. Unless you’re doing track days, stock ZX’s are basically unbreakable and require very little attention. Yet they go like stink, handle well (when the L model came out in ‘93, Scott Russell reportedly said it handled better than his Muzzy prepared ’92), have great suspension and brakes, and are as much fun to ride as any bike you can find. Which is why I think my stock L model deserves to be the ROTM: as a reminder to everyone just how awesome these bikes were right out of the box! That and because every time I step into the garage and see those dual headlights looking at me from beneath that stupid/crazy/in-your-face lime green livery, it brings me back to 1995 and makes me feel 20 years younger.

3) March ROTM winner - Bersrkerk's 2014 ZX-14R


Originally Posted by Bersrkerk (Post 3695321)
So here is my '14 ZX14 and I'll put in the before, during and after photos so you can see some of the progression. For the mods:


Hayabusa Intake sticker on the nose, thanks Blink!

Fender eliminator W/LED plate lights
Coffman shorty Exhaust
RacInc clutch/brake levers
BrakeAway throttle lock
Double bubble windscreen
New plastics
Leather seat with gel pad and memory foam inserts
LED accent lights, Halo headlights
Michelin PR4 tires
Smoked turn signals
Smoked tail light w/turn signal
90 degree red valve stems
Red painted heel guards

I'll have pics of the seat in my gallery if anyone's interested in how it worked. I really like it and it was a total of about $60 for everything.

4) April ROTM winner - Woody's 1999 ZX-7R


Originally Posted by Woody (Post 3712186)

This is my 1999 zx7r. I bought it to replace my outdated 1985 gpz600. It's been a completely diffrent learning experience with this machine. It's a work in progress but I'll get it done when I'm not having fun riding.

Mods are:
Integrated tail light
K&N air filter
Dynojet jet kit
Float bowl mod
+4 els ignition advancer
M4 exhaust

5) May ROTM winner - KoflaOlivieri's 2010 ZX-14


Originally Posted by KoflaOlivieri (Post 3734138)
Ok, here is my entry:

2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14

This is going to be a short bio since the bike is practically stock. I bought the bike for my birthday four years ago with 772 miles on it, now has 4350 miles.

Mods are:
Shogun Frame Sliders, Helibar Handlebar Risers and Leo Vince Dual Slip-On Exhaust.


6) June ROTM winner - fahzazxr's 2003 ZX9


Originally Posted by fahzazxr (Post 3756618)
2003 ZX9
Where to start ummmm bought it two years ago with 10 original miles on it, stripped it down to frame and motor and put it all back together clean and greased.
I had done some mods to her, the list is long.
carbon wrap
gas cap
gage plates
steering damper
foot pegs
turn signals
brake reservoirs
brake lines
rear hugger
polished rims
painted rear sub frame and foot peg brakets
painted top yoke
painted front rotors and callipers
signal relay no hyper flashing turn signals
DID chain
super sprox sprockets
blacked out wind screen
carbon heel guards
brake and shift foot levers
I think there is more but I don't remember them all LOL

7) July ROTM winner - mrkmacc21 2007 ZX-10R


Originally Posted by mrkmacc21 (Post 3772298)
2007 ZX10R


Built from ground up.

BMC filter, PCV with custom map, secondaries removed, Jardine exhaust,removed exhaust butterflies at mid pipe for full system, decat kit, ported / polished heads, after market rear sets, hand mixed custom paint (Blood Orange) w/ 2008 RX-8 Pearl White, sponsor decals, dual halo headlights w/ remote multi color option, after market iridium windscreen.


8) August ROTM winner - BUNZX14's 2013 ZX-14R


Originally Posted by BUNZX14 (Post 3791530)
Been a Harley rider all my life but always had an itch to ride a sport bike , loved the old zx11 when I 1st seen one , so when I seen this white ZX14R I knew I had to go for it , added risers, lowered the pegs, double bubble screen, im 6'6. had the ecu reflashed bye Cblast and then added a full Brocks exhaust, she put down 212hp and I've been smiling ever since, what an awesome machine.http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/...psqcktifhm.jpg.

9) September ROTM winner - bungles's 2014 ZX-14R


Originally Posted by bungles (Post 3806289)
2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14r

Miles: ~2,600

Bike name: My Mistress

Reason for buying: My Mid life crisis toy. Also was looking to get back into the drag racing scene after selling my car. Racing bikes seemed like a great idea. I always loved the Busa until the 14 came out and then couldn't pass this one up at $11k.

Here's the love I've put into the beast:
- MPS air shifter kit, MPS button w/ Slime minicompressor
- BMC air filter
- Schnitz ECU flash
- Schnitz tether kill switch
- Two Brothers VALE2 slip ons
- Catalyst Composites drag seat
- PSR shorty kick stand
- Roaring Toyz lowering links
- Roaring Toyz swingarm extensions at about 6" over
- Brocks lowering straps
- Brocks clutch mod with heavy duty springs
- Shinko U-soft rear tire
- Vortex 43 tooth rear sprocket
- Red painted heel guards
- Red painted rear pegs
- Custom painted red tail delete
- Designed the Autismoto logo on the windscreen to honor my son Ethan diagnosed with Autism at age 2

Best pass to date is [email protected] and shooting for low 9's.


10) October ROTM winner - Subzero's 1993 ZX7 L1


Originally Posted by Subzero (Post 3815209)
I would like to enter one of my bikes into the ROTM contest!

1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7 L1

Fresh paint job on upper, lowers, fender by Artistimo Custom Designs! Outstanding job!!- OEM decals for the Kawasaki on the lowers but the blue squiggles have been painted on now which is better since Kawi originally used decals and they would always crack and discolor due to the heat from the exhaust. Lowers have been cleared over the decals as well to protect them. Upper has the black and the blue decals painted on now which looks awesome.

New Continental tires F&R
Fresh powder coating on the wheels with new bearings, new hub bearings as well (All Balls)
New cush drive for rear wheel
New Pro-Tek swing arm spools
New wave guide style rotors F&R
New SBS brake pads F&R
Galfer SS braided brake lines F&R and hydraulic clutch line also
New Vortex rear 46T 520 sprocket
New Vortex front 16T 520 sprocket
New DID 520 gold chain
Full Muzzy exhaust with new copper exhaust gaskets
Factory Pro jet kit
K&N air filter
Headlight bracket, gauge mount, upper fairing mirror stay & various mounting brackets have fresh gloss black powder coating
New front led turn signals
New windscreen & mounting hardware
New Emgo mirrors
New bar ends
New brake & clutch levers
New grips
New carbon fiber triple tree cover
USB plug for charging phone


11) November ROTM winner - Zed Kable's 1999 ZX-7R P4


Originally Posted by Zed Kable (Post 3827817)
Thanks Blue but....
I have a cunning plan.......

Back by popular demand, well - Bungles & WillZX14s demand anyway...
Third time lucky......my 1999 ZX-7R P4.


Blue 12-02-2016 06:31 AM

The moment everyone has been waiting for!

The biggest day of the year!!

The official ZX Forums Ride of the Year poll is now opeeeennnnnn!!!

bungles 12-02-2016 09:45 AM

Best of luck to all the bikes.

Now this would be an awesome garage!

Bersrkerk 12-03-2016 01:53 PM

So much beauty is amazing! Thanks Blue and everyone who made it possible :)

185EZ 12-03-2016 02:17 PM

This is fun!
Nice work Blue!:dblthumb2:

Blue 12-04-2016 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by Bersrkerk (Post 3838889)
So much beauty is amazing! Thanks Blue and everyone who made it possible :)


Originally Posted by 185EZ (Post 3838897)
This is fun!
Nice work Blue!:dblthumb2:


Hopefully we can get some voters in here!

ccmhunt 12-04-2016 07:11 AM


Blue 12-05-2016 07:29 AM

Bump for votes!!

Blue 12-09-2016 06:16 AM

Bump for votes

WillZX14 12-09-2016 06:21 AM

Did my good deed for the day.

Dunner 12-09-2016 03:29 PM

This is very cool, tough decision

KoflaOlivieri 12-09-2016 09:56 PM

Voted! Good luck everyone! :dblthumb2:

JBear 12-10-2016 03:37 AM

Strong showing for the Sevens this year. Amazing how those old bikes have stayed so close to the mainstream.

185EZ 12-10-2016 04:17 AM

Most votes we've had all year

metalmechanic9 12-10-2016 10:20 AM

Voted,, great bikes

Subzero 12-11-2016 07:34 AM

I voted and there are a lot of nice bikes for sure! Good luck to everyone!

2fat2fly 12-11-2016 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by Subzero (Post 3841738)
I voted and there are a lot of nice bikes for sure! Good luck to everyone!

I have to agree. There is some pure sexiness in this poll.

Blue 12-14-2016 06:01 AM

Bump for votes!!!

rswendsen 12-14-2016 07:22 PM

Great ROY horse race developing --- 14's rule!

Bersrkerk 12-17-2016 12:53 PM

Good idea posting it on the main page where is easy to see :zombie2:

Wonder how high the votes will go!

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