Kawasaki GPX600R Review from New Zealand

1989 Kawasaki GPX600R

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 kilometres
Most recent distance61000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GT250X7

Summary:

A cheap, underrated bike that still cuts it

Faults:

Rev counter sometimes reads double the actual revs.

Can suffer from vapor lock if left in the sun for any time.

Anti-dive unit leaked fork oil.

General Comments:

My first "proper" motorcycle after owning a Suzuki GT250X7. I bought it because it was cheap, black and was 600cc.

I'm not a hard-out racer and I find this bike is more than enough for my skills. The exhaust sounds a lot better than most other bikes this size, and leaves all the cars standing at the lights (especially the little boy racers in their tarted up Mazda rotary's).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2005

15th Mar 2010, 16:10

I am gonna buy one tomorrow, mine is built in 1992 so it is old.

The miles are low, and the bike is damn cheap because it was stolen 3 months before.

Someone forced the ignition switch and got rid off the licence plate. These parts can be bought for about 75 euro.

I have to pay 500 euro for the bike, and I will only buy it if the engine runs, and I can get a spin on it round the block.

I am gonna use the bike to get to work and back every day, and I am looking forward to riding it all ready.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review