Kawasaki GPz 1100 — Vintage Motorcycles Online

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Kawasaki GPZ 1100

Kawasaki GPz 1100

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No other bike the Vincent Black Shadow has legend to grow into Taking into account all the Z1 accomplished, succeeding Kawasaki had very large shoes to Even so, Kawasaki’s line of fours enjoyed a period of during the mid-1970s, but the hunter the hunted and by 1978, Suzuki’s Honda’s CBX six and the Yamaha XS11 had the gap.


In 1980 Suzuki released the 16v GS1100 and the KZ found itself in the with not only a stronger but one with better footwork. The thrown, Kawasaki’s response is here.

The engine being to making the GPz motorcycling’s quickest and machine, Kawasaki’s engineers the cases and went to work. nearly every hot-rodding available, the bore was increased to while the KZ1000’s 66mm was retained, fitted with pistons and modified connecting The roller-bearing crankshaft was lightened by pork chop-shaped flywheels, and the clutch and five-speed transmission strengthened.

It’s interesting to note Kawasaki stayed with the 2v per arrangement, but inside the GPz’s combustion chamber were intake and exhaust valves revised cam timing that more lift, but less to retain some low-speed and flexibility. Very much a 903, many owners great pride in the fact under the GPz’s angular lies the soul of the original Z.

all black, the engine’s biggest was electronic fuel injection. in Japan under license by it debuted a year earlier on the Classic. As delivered, the 1981 B1/B2 (1981/2) produced @ 8500 rpm.

Kawasaki GPZ 1100

And while it never completely the pesky Suzuki for performance rights, the raw boned GPz with its frame (larger diameter/thin tube steel) and suspensions outperformed the big GS when both were pushed in track While on the subject, the GPz drew reviews; Cycle Guide ran a time of 11.18 in the quarter and recorded that the hard Kawasaki reached its top speed of 135 mph in than half a mile.

Today’s vintage super enthusiast will find to like about the GPz1100, but if have not already been the machine does have a of warts that require The first is the bike’s fuel According TJ Jackson . our local guru at Eastside Performance in AZ . the system is hopelessly out of date and not

He has successfully replaced it with Kawasaki-spec CV carburetors and describes the as straightforward, with improved The machine’s digital ignition runs on a separate circuit) can be in place, but many owners to fit a modern Dyna. Not so easy is the Achilles heel; its pressed crankshaft.

Most, if not all have slipped on the next to the primary gear, they must be removed, then welded to prevent failure. Not as much a design as an oversight by Kawasaki when the was produced, once this is performed the air-cooled, 8v Kawasaki is as as any. Aftermarket support is as outstanding.  Nolan Woodbury

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