KAWASAKI GPZ Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 17
First production year: 1981

2007 - 2008

The 2007 Kawasaki GPZ 500S is a first candidate for a first big bike and one with the performance and handling to tempt you to hold on to it after rivals have lost their appeal. The EX 500's liquid-cooled, eight-valve, double-overhead-cam twin engine hasn't really changed much since its inception (with the exception of a digital electronic ignition replacing the previous analog version...


1997 - 2006

The EX Ninja 500 R (GPZ 500S) liquid-cooled , eight valve engine hasn`t really changed much with the exception of a digital electronic ignition replacing the previous analog version.


1996 - 1999

This modern sports-touring bike was first released in 1995. The engine is detuned version of the ZZ-R1100 with almost as much performance. Twin front disc brakes offer strong, predictable braking, and GPZ 1100 is the only Kawasaki with an optional factory-fit anti-lock barking system. The GPZ 1100 has a fuel injection system wich is a three way improvement on last year's version. Its vari...


1994 - 1996

The bodywork of the original EX 500R was deep-sixed in favor of a nicely redesigned front fairing that offers slghtly more wind protection, along with a headlight source from the ZX-6.


1987 - 1989

The 1987 Kawasaki GPZ 400R had an alloy frame and remotely adjustable suspension. The 600 was less sophisticated with a steel frame and fewer adjustments on the suspension. The 400R is a scaled down version of the bike, but a lighter allow frame.


1987 - 1992

In 1987, the new GPZ 900R Ninja was the cutting edge of performance, with an all-new liquid-cooled four-cylinder driving its cams from the left side instead of the middle—the better to lean over farther in corners and produce top-end power that put the big air-cooled multis of the day to shame. The 908cc four-cylinder engine delivered 115 hp (86 kW), allowing the bike to reach speeds of 243 km /...


1987 - 1993

The GPZ 500 has been being manufactured since 1987 and suffered no major changes over the years. The bike was also known as GPX 500R, EX 500, Ninja 500 and Ninja 500R.


1985 - 1988

The Kawasaki GPZ 400S model is a Sport touring bike manufactured by Kawasaki. This version sold from year 1985 until 1988 and it is equipped with a In-line four, four-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 27.00 hp (19.7 kW) at 10000 rpm.


1985 - 1986

The Kawasaki GPZ 400R was a 400 cc, four stroke, street motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki in 1985. The GPZ 400R, its a Super sport motorcycle, was dressed with a fairing, upswept exhaust, and racing seat.


1985 - 1987

The Kawasaki Ninja/GPZ 250R works perfectly as a motorcycle, and works better as bike to gain confidence on. The 250R is powered by a liquid-cooled, in-line twin-cylinder four-stroke engine with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. This unintimidating yet high-output engine delivers smooth, predictable power that's perfect for the sport's new initiates. The American market ...


1984 - 1988

The Kawasaki GPZ 1000 RX is a brand new motorcycle. The engine is based on the 900R and the chassis is the same with GPZ 600R. Teh engine is the old 1100 bored out with a few details changes to the transmission and a ligther, stainless exhaust system.


1984 - 1986

Kawasaki introduced the GPZ 900R to the public at the 1983 Paris Motorshow. Eleven years after the introduction of the Z1, Kawasaki's 900cc bike again claimed the title of "world's fastest", recording a top speed of 240km/h and a 0-400m acceleration time of 10.976 seconds. In January 1984, the GPZ 900R had the word "Ninja" added as a prefix to its name for the North...


1983 - 1984

Introduced in 1981, the Kawasaki GPZ 550 was an upgrade of the KZ 550 street bike, with a hot-rodded version of the old machine’s four-cylinder engine, an air-charged fork, adjustable shocks and a bikini fairing. This was the first of the line, with a 500 cc DOHC engine, later bored out to 553 cc's and also available as the 398 cc Z400J (identical to the Z 550).


1983 - 1985

This new motorcycle joins very rare category. Because GPZ 750 is so much lighter than most motorcycles of this size, it has an exceptional power-to weight ratio. This 750 has a new carburetors and inproved air flow enable a further power boost.


1983 - 1986

The Kawasaki GPZ 400 is long, narrow and relatively lightweight, making for quick, responsive handling. The Kawasaki GPZ 400's suspension’s a bit budget and nearly always needs replacing on older models but does the job. Brakes likewise. The front end’s a bit frisky on bumpy roads but, overall, it’s incredibly easy to ride and very forgiving.


1981 - 1982

This is Kavasaki GPZ 550 witch has evolved from the GPZ 500 in 1980. The basic engine configuration remained the same troughout with double overhead camshafts running off central chain. This model had seven-spoke cast wheels and slab side tank, with black engine and chrome exhaust.


1981 - 1983

The Kawasaki GPZ 1100 is heavy plus that weight’s carried quite high. The GPZ 1100 can feel a bit of a handful at walking pace but get moving and it carries itself with amazing poise. The Kawasaki GPZ 1100 engine’s strong and easily capable of six figure mileages. An ABS equipped version of the Kawasaki GPZ 1100 was available but at just over a grand more than the standard bike few were sold an...