Kawasaki GPZ500S Review from New Zealand

1988 Kawasaki GPZ500S

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired26380 kilometres
Most recent distance35760 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki GPZ900R


Show me another 500 that can compete with these bikes, that costs anywhere near as little money!


Up to the present mileage, there have been no problems whatsoever, apart from replacing consumables, for example tires.

General Comments:

This motorcycle is exceptional value for money, and with a good rider aboard, can acquit itself well in any conditions, providing it has been properly maintained.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2005

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review