Kawasaki GPZ500S — review and opinion — Kawasaki GPZ 500 Honest review!

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Kawasaki GPZ 500

Kawasaki GPZ 500 Honest review!

I i,d write a review on the GPZ500 as i owned one for 15 months now, it was stolen 3 weeks ago. ( it has since been recovered and im to buy it back off the insurance company.

my review on the vfr400 nc24 i braught to replace it)

My bike is an 96 reg on an N and had 10,000 miles when i it, and i have covered 7500 on it.

Ok as with the NC24 review i,l from the front and work my way

Front tyre is 17 inch and a while, it had an original front on it when i got it, and only cost me Ј60 to it, so if youre gentle with the etc you can expect 7-8 thousand miles a front tyre maybe

The forks are good enough, i had to replace fork seals but they are pretty soft, is a god thing for this style of

Breaking is frankly shocking! its adequate if im honest, and if you need to in a hurry you need the grip of a man! i replaced the break and pads on mine and this a big difference, allthough i will be a braided hose on when i do the up after the thieving scumbags it. (

Switchgear is typical japanese, to use, reliable, and natural in its

Clocks are good, easy to and well lit at night.

The clutch it light/medium in its action and has span settings which are I found the action was getting after 2-3 months and gave it a spray with some lubricant down the cable and it massively!

The same can be said for the it is light/medium in its action and liberal of lubericant helps to keep it and smooth!

The handle bars are and feel good to use offering of leverage.

The front fairing is a bit in wind protection, it looks it will do a great job. but it doesnt! and seems to direct to my face!

The tank is a decent and holds about Ј14 of petrol, and is a shape allthough the reserve tap is fiddley and hard to turn riding.

The seat is pretty comfortable and i managed 300-400 miles and my girlfriend is more than to sit on the back, as the seat and footpegs are

The rear shock is average, the is good and it has proven to be reliable.

The wheel is 17 inch and tyres can be for as little as Ј65 new.

The chain and last approximately 12,000 if youre fairly easy on and there pretty hard to if im honest as the chain is endless, so the shock has to be removed to get it on. allthough to do when you know how!

Kawasaki GPZ 500

The are fine, i have never had any and i ride in all conditions.

The handling is very strange on the the front end seems really from the bike. and doesnt confidence at all, with decent tyres on it would be a lot better. but then this is a and sticky expensive tyres are not cost efective!

Once you the front end isnt going to out, you can hustle the bike at a good pace, and really some fun.

Having that i did have a slight off at a in the wet when the front washed out underneath me.

The engine is a good unit, a parallel twin 8 valves, its ultra ultra as long as the oil is changed regularly 5k miles) as if not the cams can go wrong as little 20k miles. It pulls well about 3k and has a deffinate at 6k and can propell you along to about

Everything is easy to access and oil/filter/plugs can take as little as 30

Economy is great, and if you take it easy, changing gear at 5k you can get 55-60mpg.

The exhaust is shocking, the silencers are fine, but kawasaki (in wisdom) decided to make the out of mild steel, (on a comuter! which rust massively, i had my exhaust off twice so far and rubbed it then treated it with then sprayed it with temp paint.

If you decide to get invest in some stainless there about 70-80 and well worth it!

So there you have it, i think an honest overal review.

A bike, a really good or first bike, cheap, fun.

Kawasaki GPZ 500
Kawasaki GPZ 500


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