1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100
Ok, so the story of how I ended up with this
bike is contained in the information under the ’75 Z1B.
But, as you can tell from these old pictures from 1981 you
will see that it was a real performer. I spent the weekends
stripping off the turn signals, mirrors and putting struts
on in place of the rear shocks and taking it to the drag
strip. It was a plenty fast bike and of course, I took off
the stock exhaust and put on a Kerker chrome 4-1 system.
I kept this bike until Honda introduced the
V65 Magna which all the magazines touted as being the fasted
production bike. I traded this in on it and then discovered
that magazines lie. I never really liked the V65 riding
position and I could never turn the ¼ mile times with it
that this bike did.
I sold the V65 to get the down payment for my
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