1995 Kawasaki GPz1100

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Post Sale Update: This GPz sold for $4,250 after 19 bids on eBay.

In 1995, Kawasaki brought back the GPz moniker for something that MCN called “more sporty tourer than sports tourer.” This was partially because it was built to a price, and partially because the motor was a detuned unit from the Ninja ZX-11 that was dominating American highways and drag strips of the time.

Sport Rider magazine kept likening the GPz to a German sports car in their review, “both transmit road feel well, but are a shade soft for full sporting action.” Even with smaller carbs and lacking ram air induction, the GPz motor was good for 110 horsepower at the rear wheel. Period tests saw 42 mpg, which gave great range considering the nearly 6 gallon fuel tank.

This example (VIN: JKAZXBE135A001943) has 8,556 miles and has had two owners, both of which were in the same family. The seller owns a shop and he lined the tank, cleaned the carb, and flushed the fluids. Everything is said to work except the fuel sender unit and it’s stock except for cruise control bar ends. It’s a pretty clean example of a bike that didn’t sell super well when it was new, so maybe someone wants to relive the days when they had one fo these nearly 30 years ago…

Find this GPz for sale in Bohemia, New York with bidding up to $3,050 and the reserve met here on eBay.