Maverick – 1985 Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R

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As a child of the 80s, I believe this Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R checks all the right boxes. An instant legend of a motorcycle further memorialized by a role in the 80’s classic Top Gun, and it’s in great shape.

Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R - Rear Right

Produced from 1984 to 2003, it was the first bike to bear the “Ninja” name. A revolutionary design when it came out, some would argue that it was the predecessor of what we consider today to be a modern sport bike. It was the first 16 valve liquid cooled inline four, something the competition would take years to catch up on. The engine produced 115 horsepower, good for a top seed of 151 miles per hour – it was the first production road bike to top 150. Nowadays these numbers might seem tame, but this bike was an instant legend when it was released. The cameo in Top Gun didn’t hurt, either.

Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R - Cockpit

This specific Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R (VIN: JKAZX2A11FB511827) has just 14,503 miles, and obviously has been done up as a replica of the bike Tom Cruise rode in Top Gun. You’ll get new paint, a new seat cover, and a new windshield, and multiple flashbacks to 80s montages of beach volleyball:

Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R - Left Side

Find this Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R for sale in Fremont, California with an opening bid of $5,000

Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R - Rear Left

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