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Kawasaki GPZ 1100


1981 B1 and 1982 B2 [ ]

The 1981 GPz1100 was the first motorcycle released by Kawasaki. It was marketed as the GPz1100 B1. Its frame was a typical cradle design and the was based on the earlier Mk2 engines of the and z1000J, but the engine capacity was to 1,089cc.

Rather than carburetors, the B1 was fitted with fuel injection (EFI) as on the earlier 1980 Z1000G/H The key cosmetic change was the paint and the return to a painted black similar to the original Z1 released in

Suspension and braking was similar to models; the front forks 38mm tubes, the frame based on the z1000H and J models was from larger diameter in the section between the steering to rear of the tank. To reduce the tube walls were It weighed 255kg (562lb) a full tank of fuel, and the output was claimed to be 108bhp [ 2 ]

The B1 was followed the following year by the B2 ; the B2 featured a cockpit fairing and the use of LCD lights and improved engine using a black chrome instead of the previous black The B2 was also offered in a gold finish called Sonic

The B2 came with a totally fuel injection system DFI using a microprocessor to meter based on throttle position not air The DFI was superior to the early EFI system and on other models for many The B1 and B2 were the last of the large-capacity shock motorcycles from

1983 ZX1100-A1 [ edit ]

In a new GPz1100 design was released featured Unitrack single anti-dive units on the forks and a styling overhaul often the swish look. Known as the model, the 1983 model a larger fairing (with a fairing section as an option to a full race fairing), instrumentation and a warning panel on the redesigned petrol tank.

This model contained features that were to on the GPz900R model leading to the that it was used to test the of newer technology such as and Anti-Dive forks and the newer The 1983 model featured the EFI design with one small the inclusion of a warning light flashed service codes the DFI system was having a problem.

The design changed in the 1983 to use underbucket shims similar to the and the profile of the cam shafts was changed to power output. The power was now claimed to be 120bhp (89kW) at [ 2 ] This model was released in a Red scheme with Blue and stripes. Fundamentally the engine was the same as earlier air-cooled

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1984 ZX1100-A2 [ edit ]

The model deviated little the 1983 model but featured a new scheme called Galaxy the original Firecracker Red scheme was available. Revisions were and include a revised exhaust and the addition of panels under the cluster. Sales were now in competiotion to the smaller, lighter, GPz900R model, which by the end of would win first, second and place in the Isle of Man TT races.

1985 ZX1100-A3 [ edit ]

In the last GPz1100 was released, from sales of the GPz900R in 1984 had surpassed the GPz1100, so the was discontinued. All specifications from models were retained. was also the final year for the Turbo. which used of the technology from this of motorcycles.

Later models [ ]

In 1995, Kawasaki re-released the GPz basing the motor on the ZX-9R/ZX-10/ZX-11/ZZR-1100 engines. There is no similarity the later models (officially as ZX1100E) and any earlier models. carbureted model was available 1995 through 1997 in red or and some came with factory ABS and/or saddlebags

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