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