Worse than that, the clean and modern styling of the FZ1 made the Green Machine look a little… well, goofy, particularly to younger riders who couldn’t tell the difference between Eddie Lawson and Eddie Felson. Brilliant though the revised ZRX was, it could not best the sleek Yamaha in showrooms. Kawasaki discontinued the model for the United States market in 2005. Three years later, it was still possible to find brand-new examples in showrooms. The retro party was, for all intents and purposes, over.