|Also called||ZX750A1-3, GPz750|
|Parent company||Kawasaki Heavy Industries|
|Successor||GPZ750R (Liquid-cooled version) note capital Z used against z of the aircooled model|
|Engine||738cc, 4-stroke, transverse 4-cylinder, air-cooled, DOHC, 2 valve per cylinder|
|Power||92 hp 67.2 KW / 9000 rpm|
|Torque||6.5 kg-m @ 7000 rpm|
|Suspension||Front - Telescoping fork
Rear - 1982 Dual Shock
1983 onwards Uni-Trac rear suspension with aluminum swingarm
Dual Disc (front)
Single Disc (rear)
|Dimensions||L 2185 mm
W 775 mm
|Seat height||780 mm|
241 kg (wet)
|Fuel capacity||22 Litres|
|Related||Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo|
The Turbo version of this bike is found here: Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo
The Kawasaki GPz750 was introduced in 1982, and then underwent some significant changes in 1983. The original was based on the 1981 KZ750, which was the quickest machine of that year. Kawasaki retired the KZ750 in 1983.
For 1982 changes included new carbs, cams and mufflers. In 1983, the engine was modified further, mostly in the combustion chamber, and an all new frame was utilized with uni-track suspension. There were also modifications to the suspension, brakes and wheels, as well as the bodywork. The bike became more sport oriented, but lost some of the versatility of the '82. Power in '83 was 85 bhp (63 kW)@9500 rpm, with torque of 49.7 ft·lbf's@7400 rpm. wet weight was 515 lb (234 kg)'s.
Basic Shapes (1982-1985)
1982 - First Year of Manufacture. Bikini Style Headlight Only
1983 and 1984 - Second and third years of manufacture. Full sized upper fairing (half-faired version).
- 1983 model had clip ons and no cover for the fairing internals.
- 1984 model had taller handlebar mounts for a more upright seating position. Also had a plastic cover inside the fairing to block headlight scatter and to conceal wiring.
1985 - US model was sold in black only, had seating position identical to 1984 model, and included fairing lowers with a E-model style front fender.
- Richard Backus (April/May 2009). "Kawasaki KZ750". Motorcycle Classics. Retrieved 2009-08-05.
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