1985 Kawasaki ZX750 Turbo Frame no. JKAZXDE18FB502693 Engine no. ZX750EE007072

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Lot 192
1985 Kawasaki ZX750 Turbo
Frame no. JKAZXDE18FB502693 Engine no. ZX750EE007072

Sold for US$ 11,500 inc. premium
1985 Kawasaki ZX750 Turbo
Frame no. JKAZXDE18FB502693
Engine no. ZX750EE007072
'It is also the best turbo (and quite possibly the best Japanese 750). It beats Honda's CX650T by virtue of its purer sporting intent and Suzuki's XN85 by virtue of its performance and ground clearance.' – Brecon Quaddy on the Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo, Bike magazine, May 1984.

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 minimized, while substituting electronic fuel injection for the original carburetors 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.

The bike featured here is in all original condition showing 7526 miles on the odometer.

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1985 Kawasaki ZX750 Turbo Frame no. JKAZXDE18FB502693 Engine no. ZX750EE007072
1985 Kawasaki ZX750 Turbo Frame no. JKAZXDE18FB502693 Engine no. ZX750EE007072
1985 Kawasaki ZX750 Turbo Frame no. JKAZXDE18FB502693 Engine no. ZX750EE007072
1985 Kawasaki ZX750 Turbo Frame no. JKAZXDE18FB502693 Engine no. ZX750EE007072
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