1982 Kawasaki GPZ 550

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$4,995

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The GPz550 brought racebike power, handling, and tunability to the street.
  • MAN CAVE OR WEEKEND RIDE - THIS ONE IS NICE ENOUGH FOR BOTH
  • RUNS STRONG WITH CLEAN WA TITLE
  • RECENT PROFESSIONAL COMPLETE SERVICE INCLUDING CARB REBULD SERVICE, TOP END, CLUTCH, SUSUSPENSION SERVICE, BRAKE CALIPER + MASTER AND TIRES.
  • KERKER EXHAUST
  • INCLUDES NEXT OIL CHANGE SERVICE
  • INCLUDES DYNO SESSION 
  • INCLUDES CUSTOM SUSPENSION BASELINE SET UP 
  • FINANCING AVAILABLE & TRADE INS WELCOMED
  • SHIPPING AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE FOR ONLY $535....subject to fuel surcharge

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For all practical purposes, 1980 was still the ’70s in the world of motor­cycles. Handlebars were still gener­ally high, footpegs were out front, and sportbikes were, for the most part, hot-rodded standards. The hottest of these was Kawasaki’s KZ550, a handsome-enough sunset-striped middleweight UJM that combined reasonable weight with decent power to rule the box-stock class at local racetracks. In fact, when Kawasaki noticed that its dealers couldn’t keep the KZ in stock and that racers were buying them used for new-bike prices, it put together a bike that wound up changing the entire motorcycling landscape. The GPz550 is arguably one of the most influential motorcycles in history, and its four-year run absolutely launched the sportbike as we know it.

The magic of the bike was simple: Kawasaki simply took what racers were doing to the KZ and put it into production. The 1981 GPz550 got the KZ’s oversquare two-valve 553cc engine, but with higher compression, hotter cams, electronic ignition, and an oil cooler. The rest of the bike got a second front disc, a disc instead of a drum out back, an air fork, adjustable damping on the shocks, lower handlebars, and rearset pegs. A little cafe fairing was fitted to the headlight, the engine and exhaust were blacked out, and Kawasaki sent it out into the world.

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1982 Kawasaki GPZ 550

Condition
Used
Stock Number
06-008489
Category
Motorcycles
Model Type
Sport
VIN
JKAKZFH19CA008489
Miles
17,902
Color
RED
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