I want my life back

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Bikes of Your Life -

Great to look back at the Kawasaki GPZ900R’S im­pact in 1984. It re­ally was like a space­ship com­pared to rest of the stuff – and not just the warp­speed per­for­mance. Re­mem­ber the op­po­si­tion? GSX11S, CB900S and XJS – they didn’t stand a chance. What Tony Braith­waite said about it tak­ing a month for him to have the balls to max it out is so true. I had mine about three months be­fore I took it to France and fi­nally felt I had the space to give it full noise with­out back­ing off. It’s still the most ex­cit­ing bike I’ve ever owned. I’m tootling around on a W650 these days won­der­ing what’s hap­pened to my life. Jerry Grainger, email

Prob­a­bly the best bike in the world

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