1984 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo Frame no. ZX750E 005054 Engine no. ZX750EE 005864

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Lot 31
1984 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo
Registration no. A675 FRA Frame no. ZX750E 005054 Engine no. ZX750EE 005864
Sold for £ 6,095 (US$ 8,009) inc. premium

Lot Details
1984 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo Frame no. ZX750E 005054 Engine no. ZX750EE 005864
1984 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo
Registration no. A675 FRA
Frame no. ZX750E 005054
Engine no. ZX750EE 005864
Spurred on by publicity surrounding Honda's CX500 Turbo, the rest of Japan's 'Big Four' lost no time in jumping on the forced induction bandwagon. By far the most successful offering came from Kawasaki who, by bolting a turbocharger to their existing GPz750, created one of the 1980s' most exciting sports motorcycles. By placing the turbo close to the exhaust ports Kawasaki ensured that throttle lag was minimised, while substituting electronic fuel injection for the original carburettors enabled combustion to be finely controlled. The result was 100-plus horsepower at the rear wheel and a top speed of around 140mph. A subtly strengthened frame and swinging arm helped enthusiastic owners keep the Turbo shiny side up.

There can be few examples better than that offered here, which was acquired by the vendor in November 2012 and subsequently fully restored to an exceptional standard with no expense spared. The restoration included a full engine rebuild; frame blasted and powder coated; swinging arm blasted and repainted; wheels blasted, repainted and polished; instruments restored and reset; forks rebuilt; and fuel injectors overhauled. New parts fitted include the turbocharger, seat cover, chain, sprockets, tyres, decals, control cables and bearings. We are advised that the machine had covered circa 41,000 miles prior to its restoration.

Presented in effectively 'as new' condition, having covered only 270 miles since the rebuild's completion, this beautiful classic Kawasaki is offered with a quantity of expired MoTs, SORN paperwork, V5C registration document and MoT to August 2015. The provision of braided brake hoses is the only notified deviation from factory specification. A rare opportunity to obtain a desirable Japanese classic that can only become increasingly collectible.

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