Kawasaki GPz550 Review from Australia

1983 Kawasaki GPz550

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki RG 250

Summary:

Reliable, superb handler

Faults:

Head stem bearings.

General Comments:

The bike of early 83. Superb handling 550cc hot rod, AMA handle bar set up, comfortable, responsive, good roll on and top end kick.

Bullet proof engine, good torque and very economical. Light clutch, quick shift, good ride, smooth motor. Brakes should be better. Seat feels a little wide.

Good 'do it all' bike. Good for shorter riders. One of the best rides I've owned.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2012

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review