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The GPz was an imposing motorcycle. Its angular styling made no attempt to hide the fact that this bike was not built to be messed with. Its seat was high, its wheelbase was a long, and it weighed a substantial 5621b (255kg) with fuel. The engine's capacity of 1089cc was slightly smaller than that of Yamaha's rival XS1100. let alone Kawasaki's own Z1300 six. But with a peak output of I08bhp at 8500rpm. the GPz was the world's most powerful four in 1981.

Kawasaki needed that credibility boost, because the Big K's reputation for all-conquering performance had slipped since the mid-1970s heyday of the Z1 and Z900. Unlike its rival the 16-valve Suzuki GSX1100. the GPz relied on Kawasaki's age-old format of two valves per cylinder.

Bike Image Description
1981 Kawasaki GPz 1100 1981 Kawasaki GPz 1100
  • Air cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valve per cylinder.
  • 100bhp @ 8000rpm
  • 38mpg
  • 137mph
  • 237kg
1981 Kawasaki GPz1100 1981 Kawasaki GPz1100
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1983 Kawasaki GPz1100 B2 Kawasaki GPz1100  
1981 Kawasaki GPZ 1100 Kawasaki GPZ 1100 Classic Eddie Lawson Replica.
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1983 Kawasaki GPZ1100 Unitrak Kawasaki GPZ1100 Unitrak  
1984 Kawasaki GPz1100 A2 Kawasaki GPZ1100 A2  
1984 Kawasaki GPz1100 A2 Kawasaki GPZ1100 A2  

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