1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108

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Lot 33
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX
Registration no. C191 GJO Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108

Sold for £ 4,025 (US$ 5,357) inc. premium
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX
Registration no. C191 GJO
Frame no. ZXT100A-001815
Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
Kawasaki followed up its trend-setting GPz900R Ninja superbike of 1984 with the GPz1000RX. Introduced in the autumn of 1985, Kawasaki's new flagship sports bike boasted an engine stretched to a full one litre together with a new wrap-around steel perimeter frame complete with aluminium swinging arm and Unit-Trak rear suspension. The latter had been carried over in modified form from the GPz900R, as was the air-damped front fork and anti-dive brakes. Rubber mounted in the chassis rather than a stressed member as it had been in the '900', the heavily revised engine now produced 125bhp, an increase of 13 horsepower over the smaller GPz. Sixteen-inch wheels were fitted at both ends, the rear shod with a massive (for the time) 150/80 section tyre. Wrapped around the new frame was a larger, more smoothly contoured fairing with integrated indicators, bungee hooks and passenger grab rail, its superior aerodynamics, and those extra horses, enabling the 1000RX comfortably to exceed its predecessor's top speed of around 150mph despite a slight gain in weight. But while the iconic GPz900R would live on in the Kawasaki range until 1997, the GPz1000RX lasted only a couple of years before being superseded by the ZX10. Today it is one of the rarest of the big Kawasakis.

This example was acquired by the current vendor in October 2012 and subsequently fully restored to an exceptional standard with no expense spared, the total cost being estimated at around £18,000. Photographically documented on an accompanying CD-ROM (viewing recommended), the restoration included a full engine rebuild, new paintwork and decals, wheels blasted and repainted, all plastics refurbished, forks rebuilt with new stanchions, anti-dive rebuilt and the carburettors overhauled. New parts fitted include the seat cover, brake discs, tyres, control cables and mirrors. Presented in effectively 'as new' condition, having covered only 250 miles since the rebuild, this beautiful future-classic Kawasaki is offered with manufacturer's brochure, expired MoTs (x3), SORN paperwork, V5C registration document and MoT to April 2015. The provision of braided brake hoses is the only notified deviation from factory specification.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note we were unable to check the Engine Number due to the bodywork being in the way.
Contacts
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
1986 Kawasaki 997cc GPz1000RX Frame no. ZXT100A-001815 Engine no. ZXT00AE 008108
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