Lot 102 - 1984 Kawasaki GPZ 750 Turbo
|Odometer reading||33,500 km|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
The Kawasaki GPZ 750 Turbo was a sportbike manufactured from late 1983 to 1985, with two model years, the 1984 E1 and the 1985 E2. The differences were minor, a twin 'push/pull' throttle cable for the E2 and different brake caliper stickers. One magazine branded it the fastest bike they had ever tested and Kawasaki published some adverts claiming it to be 'The Fastest Production Motorcycle in the World'. Jay 'PeeWee' Gleason also recorded a 10.71 second quarter mile for Kawasaki to show that the turbo had genuine performance and was ahead of the other factory turbos.
It is widely considered to be the best factory turbo produced by the Japanese manufacturers. This rare motorcycle comes with its ASI (Automotoclub Storico Italiano or in some circles Italian Classic Car Authority), to have your vehicle with a ASI plate on it is quite an honour in Italy. This particular example is presented in red over black and is in good condition. It also comes with Italian documentation and two keys.
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