Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo
First registered in Germany on 15th March 1984, imported by a reputable motorcycle dealer well known to CSB and registered in the UK on 12th August 2016 in his name. He sold it to a friend and it has been in his collection since then, having received a new Turbo at the end of 2021 (comprehensive invoice on file) since when it has been hardly used. I must say when he disappeared up the road on it I was impressed and he came back with a massive smile on his face. I used to have one of these so I know them well and love them to bits. This looks and sounds like a good one, clearly had some restoration but not too perfect to use. There is a bit of a ding in the right silencer right at the end but overall it’s one of the best original exhaust systems I have seen. Some of the original fasteners could be reinstated and I’d probably throw a set of my favourite tyres at it if I was going to ride it. And that’s what it needs really; riding and enjoying; they really were the best of the Turbos weren’t they? This one comes with some paperwork and the owners manual which of course is in German, oh and a spare original key which is nice. Even nicer to find the original tool kit under the seat!
This machine is offered for sale through Classic Super Bikes and comes from a nice collection of classics, all of which have been started regularly and used but not regularly. They have been well looked after and stored in excellent dry conditions with workshop facilities to keep them in good order. Most are unrestored (this is an exception) and retain their original standard specification. Some show signs of use and age, all look and sound to be in fine mechanical condition which reflects the owners priorities; classic bikes to be ridden and enjoyed. All great classic machines from a good home at excellent prices. All desirable models too, which with a little more use and attention may well prove to be good investments as well as providing some genuine riding thrills from an era so loved by those of us of a certain age.