THANKS GPZ900R! After the first GPZ1100, then 550, then 750, then 550 Unitrak (then 305, ahem), the 900 was unequivocally the Ultimate GPZ.
What Kawasaki's original Ninja gave us
THE ULTIMATE GPZ THE MODERN SUPERBIKE
16 valves, DOHC, liquid-cooling, starter and alternator behind block… it’s basically the same layout today. That's how far ahead of its time the bike was.
PRODDIE TT DOMINANCE
The late Geoff Johnson dominated the 1984 Proddie TT on a GPZ. Another, ridden by Howard Selby, was second.
TOP GUN DREAMS
Admit it, for a while during the late 1980s we all fancied ourselves as Top Gun’s Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.
THE NINJA NAME
The 900 was the first GPZ to be called Ninja – a name suggested by Kawasaki USA marketing boss Mike Vaughan.