In 1982, Kawasaki introduced a middleweight to the GPz family between the 550 and the 1100 (a couple of years later, the 900 would also be released). The styling was right in line with the rest of the GPz series, though after one year Kawasaki increased the size of the front fairing.
Basic specifications included approximately 80 horsepower and a curb weight of just over 500 pounds – 50 pounds lighter than the 75 horsepower Honda CB750F. For more on the ’82 GPz, check out this article from Motorcycle Classics. They call it “the last — and probably the best — of Kawasaki’s air-cooled 750s.”
This example (VIN: JKAKZDR16CA003284) has 14,250 miles and the seller says it “starts and runs perfectly.” It has a few new parts: fuel filter, fuel lines, petcock, plugs, and plug wires. The seller is letting it go as he just picked up a 1100. It’s been repainted but the paint is “not professional” and it “would need a new paint job to get in a museum.” But it “needs nothing to carve the canyons and put a smile on your face,” if that’s all you’re looking for.
Find this GPz for sale in Greeley, Colorado for $3,000 here on Craigslist.