Post Sale Update: This GPz550 sold for $3,150 after 17 bids on eBay in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
When Kawasaki introduced the GPz550 in 1981, it was a shot in the arm of the middleweight class. Now riders could get something fast, nimble, and sporty without having to get a big bike!
Basic specifications included 57 horsepower, 469 pounds of weight, and a claimed top speed of 119 miles per hour. For more on the middleweight GPz, check out this article from Mitch Boehm on Motorcyclist, who says, “fast, sexy, and nimble, the GPz…catapulted Kawasaki into the leadership position for middleweight streetbikes.”
This example (VIN: JKAKZFH17CA004588) has 10,239 miles and it’s claimed to be an “original survivor…that has been lovingly cared for over the last several decades.” It’s offered by the third owner and it was recently serviced with a valve adjustment, “freshened” front and rear suspension, new seat cover, oil/filter change, new AGM battery, and fresh tires. There’s a recent “paint correction” but we’re not told where, and there’s “typical patina and blemishes of a nearly 40 yr old bike” as well as a 4-1 Vance & Hines exhaust.
Find this GPz for sale in New Berlin, Wisconsin with bidding up to $2,075 and the reserve already met here on eBay.