Euro Model – 1982 Kawasaki GPz1100

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See that flag on the sidecover? That’s your hint that this big Kawi was originally sold in what used to be known as West Germany. It has since found its way to the US through Ireland, however it does not have a US title and is being sold on a bill of sale only.

The last air-cooled large-displacement twin shock bike from Kawi, the GPz1100 was a superbike with a cockpit fairing, fuel injection, and lots of incremental upgrades over the Z1000 that it replaced. The ’82 model has a model code of B2, and it had clipons compared to the handlebars of the original ’81 model. It also got a cockpit fairing, larger brakes, and a revised fuel injection system. It packed a 1,089cc inline four motor that produced 109 horsepower and 70 pound-feet of torque. Wet weight was 550 pounds. For more on the big GPz, check out this story on MCN. They call it “the last king of a vanished clan – aircooled superbikes“.

This example is VIN: KZT10B-014089 and as noted above, it was originally sold in West Germany. The seller calls it a “nice 40 year old survivor” that’s stock with the exception of stainless steel brake lines. Everything is said to work except for the fuel gauge, which always reads empty. The odometer shows 36,516 km (22,800 miles), and I partially appreciate that the seller says the photos “probably flatter the bike a little” so there’s a few scratches and minor cosmetic blemishes that you may not see (but then I’d argue you should just get better photos of those issues).

Find this GPz for sale in Concord, California with bidding up to $3,050 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.