Lot 109 - 1986 Kawasaki GPZ 900 R
|Odometer reading||41,850 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,352|
The Kawasaki GPZ 900 R was manufactured from 1984 to 2003. The GPZ 900 R was a revolutionary design that became the immediate predecessor of the modern day sport bike. Developed in secret over six years, it was the world's first 16-valve liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle engine and was years ahead of rival manufacturers' efforts. The 908 cc engine delivered 115 bhp allowing the bike to reach speeds of 151 mph, making it the first stock road bike to exceed 150 mph. The narrow, compact engine was mounted lower in the frame, allowing it to take Japanese superbike performance to a new level. Only three months after being unveiled to the press in December 1983, dealers entered three works GPZ 900 R bikes in the Isle of Man Production TT finishing in first and second place.
This 1986 example presents in good order and we are advised by the vendor that she rides with no known faults. Supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 20th February 2019 with no advisories together with a collection of recent invoices. 1980’s motorcycles are becoming highly collectable and this iconic bike is no exception with a style and performance that was considered exceptional at the time so much so that a GPZ 900 R was featured in the ‘Top Gun’ movie and Lou Reed also owned one which he mentioned in several of his songs.
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