This is the all silver (Kawasaki calls it “metallic phantom silver”) ZX-12R which will be available in the U.S. for 2001. To the right is a photo of the other U.S. color scheme and, frankly, I am not sure what this is called.
Mechanically, it appears that the ZX-12R is largely unchanged for 2001. Although we are sure there are some refinements, Kawasaki’s press kit does not highlight them. We will pass along additional information when we receive it.