GPZ305 racer un­earthed (yes, re­ally), plus was the PS X7 Gamma that slow?

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AT LAST SOME­ONE has re­stored a Kawasaki GPZ305 (PS, June 2017). Thanks for the ar­ti­cle, it’s good to know that you cover all sizes of mo­tor­cy­cle and all types too. I en­close a photo of a rac­ing Gee Pee lit­tle z 305 seen at Cad­well Park in 1986 (or so) which raced in the pro­duc­tion 250 class, and usu­ally came last! It also ap­peared at Carn­aby and Elv­ing­ton race­ways but I can’t re­mem­ber who was rid­ing it, and it didn’t last long (prob­a­bly be­cause the top end seized, or the crank twisted af­ter some abuse on the track…).

My 305 was bought brand new from Steve Dyson Mo­tor­cy­cles of Selby. C747 BWT lasted nearly a year un­til the cam smeared it­self over the fol­low­ers af­ter a high-speed dash from Bridling­ton with a howl­ing gale push­ing me west (115 mph show­ing on the clock…). The re­pairs were done un­der war­ranty, though 10 days be­fore it ran out, and it was never the same again. So I got a GPZ550. Nigel Huby, email

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