Considered by many to be the best of the Japanese turbo’d bikes from the 80s, the GPz750 was sold for just two years. As a reminder of why turbochargers are so impressive: this motor produced 112 horsepower, which was good enough for a 10.7 second quarter mile. It would take Kawasaki another 6 years to beat that with the naturally-aspirated ZX-11, which knocked off the quarter in 10.26!
From a Sport Rider Retrospective:
“All right, what’s Kawasaki’s Turbo like to ride? Exciting, that’s what. No, you won’t flick through the chicanes like your buddies on their CBR900RRs and VFR750s (or old Norton Commandos, either); canyon carving isn’t the Turbo’s metier. Instead, it makes deliberate progress, as befits machines with nearly 60-inch wheelbases. Sweepers and straights are a different story. In this environment the ZX750 will hold its own, thank you. It is, after all, making 73 foot-pounds of torque at 6500 rpm. These are serious numbers. Turbo-heads don’t give a lick that preboost performance (under 3500) is, well, civilized (Okay, a little doggy). Two blinks of an eye later and those two little wheels are doing their stuff. By four grand you’re hearing their high-pitched whine, like a demented dentist’s drill, only probably faster. By 5000, even guys with skidpads on their knees had better be paying attention.”
This example (VIN: JKAZXDE10EB501424) has been with the seller for approximately a decade. The odometer shows 21,240 miles.
The seller had a mechanic oversee his large collection for years, however the mechanic has passed away and the seller is downsizing as a result. The mechanic serviced and sorted this bike out four years ago and though it has generally been sitting since, the seller rode it into our shop. It has a new battery, as well.
There are some chrome non-stock pieces, as well as a “750Turbo” badge on the exhaust.
This turbo’d beast is ready to be put on display or terrorize the streets. Choose wisely.
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.