1987 Kawasaki GPZ600R


For its age, it's the mutts nuts


Clutch failure.

Fork oil seals blowing / leaking regularly.

High carb maintenance.

Hates cold weather.

Gear selection when hot is hit and miss.

General Comments:

Keeps up with modern bikes.

16 inch wheels don't help cornering.

Rear wheel slide on braking is cool.

Rear suspension is no good for me when I have a pillion rider, but I weigh in at 17 stone, so I shouldn't really complain.

Good fun to ride though.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2010

1988 Kawasaki GPZ600R


Fantastic first big bike for the shorter rider

General Comments:

This is my first real bike since passing my test.

I have been on quite a few bikes, but this one is amazing. It's perfect for shorter riders like myself. You get an aching back if you go on long journeys if you don't stop regularly.

The biggest downfall is the weight. You need to be able to manoeuver the bike without the engine on (e.g. reversing into or out of garage). Other than that, it's amazing, and great for commuting.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2006

15th Oct 2006, 14:32

I agreed with you, it's one of the best bikes I ever had.. but the fact of where I'm staying now, I seem to have problem maintaining it.. In terms of parts etc.. I wish to know more GPZ600r owners, at least to find out more about the bike's part etc.. Sadly now for a couple of months already, my bike is stranded because it overheated recently, and it's so terribly hard to find the gasket, starter, water pump etc..

Well for all the GPZ600r owner...I still proudly says that IT IS STILL ONE OF THE BEST BIKES EVER INVENTED >>>> Chao.