1985 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo

SOLD FOR: $8,025

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on August 17, 2022

Winner: u430006

Winning Bid: $7,500
Buyer Fee: $525
Total: $8,025

Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1985 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

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 métier. 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 is VIN: JKAZXDE17FB503544. The seller acquired it from a friend four years ago.

The odometer shows 16,382 miles.

The seller states that it has been stored in a climate controlled room. He installed a new battery for the cold start video up top and has recently listed several impressive machines here on Iconic Motorbikes:
2006 Yamaha R1 LE With 6 Miles
2004 Aprilia RS250 GP1 With Zero Miles
1990 Suzuki GSX-R1100
1998 Yamaha R1

Modifications:
Smoked windscreen, headlight cover.

Aftermarket grips.

Tank strap.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

The sale includes new engine cover emblems:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax BT45 tires from 2010.

The sale includes one key.

It also includes several NOS parts: clutch plates, engine cover emblems, handle bar grips, turn signal lenses, muffler & exhaust clamps, and screen mounting hardware.

Currently located in Central Massachusetts, this Kawasaki is offered on a clean Massachusetts title. Have any GPz750 Turbo stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Massachusetts

Year

1985

Make

Kawasaki

Model

GPz750 Turbo

Mileage

16,382

VIN

JKAZXDE17FB503544

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Massachusetts

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JKAZXDE17FB503544.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 22

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: u430006

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
u430006 August 17, 2022 11:59 am $7,500 Reserve
u430006 August 17, 2022 10:30 am $6,900
Vfr700 August 17, 2022 10:30 am $6,800 Auto
Vfr700 August 17, 2022 8:00 am $6,600
Damianroadracer August 17, 2022 8:00 am $6,500 Auto
Damianroadracer August 12, 2022 9:43 pm $6,200 Auto
Paul666 August 12, 2022 9:43 pm $6,100
Damianroadracer August 12, 2022 9:43 pm $5,700 Auto
Paul666 August 12, 2022 9:43 pm $5,600
Damianroadracer August 12, 2022 9:42 pm $5,390 Auto
Paul666 August 12, 2022 9:42 pm $5,290
Damianroadracer August 10, 2022 10:34 pm $5,100 Auto
MajorDiaz August 10, 2022 10:34 pm $5,000
Damianroadracer August 10, 2022 10:34 pm $4,600 Auto
MajorDiaz August 10, 2022 10:34 pm $4,500
Damianroadracer August 10, 2022 5:35 pm $4,100
Captvic August 10, 2022 5:35 pm $4,000 Auto
Captvic August 10, 2022 5:35 pm $3,100 Auto
Damianroadracer August 10, 2022 5:35 pm $3,000
Captvic August 10, 2022 5:34 pm $2,100 Auto
Damianroadracer August 10, 2022 5:34 pm $2,000
Captvic August 10, 2022 12:12 pm $1,000
Auction started August 10, 2022 7:47 am
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