This is the iconic superbike that started the arms race in Japan. The Kawasaki GPZ900R (also known as the ZX900A or Ninja 900 i was manufactured by Kawasaki from 1984 to 2003. It is the earliest member of the Kawasaki Ninja family of sport bikes. The 1984 GPZ900R (or ZX900A-1) was a revolutionary design that became the immediate predecessor of the modern-day sport bike. Developed in secret over six years, it was the world's first 16-valve liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle engine, years ahead of rival manufacturersâ efforts. The 908 cc four-cylinder engine delivered 115 bhp (86 kW), allowing the bike to reach speeds of 151 mph (243 km/h), making it the first stock road bike to exceed 150 mph.
Prior to its design, Kawasaki envisioned producing a sub-liter engine that would be the successor to the Z1. Although its steel frame, 16-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels, air suspension, and anti-dive forks were fairly standard at that time, the narrow, compact engine was mounted lower in the frame, allowing it to take Japanese superbike performance to a new level. Only three months after being unveiled to the press in December 1983, dealers entered three works GPZ900R bikes in the Isle of Man Production TT finishing in first and second place.
This Ninja 900 has 21,000 miles, and is in awesome stock condition. Body is very nice for 30 plus year old bike. I replaced the chain and sprockets, tires and brakes earlier this year. It is a great sport tourer with a hint of vintage superbike thrown in. The first bike I really scared the shit out of myself on. Of course after that ride I was hooked. It had tire spreading power and looked really cool when it came out. Looking at it today it still has fantastic lines and special beauty to it. A perfect addition to any collection.
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