Have you noticed that the second hand prices are starting to rise for this bike; this and the Katana. I think the prices are rising because the GPZ600R was the farther off the middleweights as we know today. And my bike still stands out from the crowd, and has some features that are still not available on my sv650k5.
I've just got my hands on this bike and I love it. There's too much snow right now, so I can't try it, but I'd like to hear some comments about the bike, it's my first bike and I wonder if there's anything I should know? By the way, I live in Northern Sweden. Thank you for your help. Niklas.
Bought a 1987 GPZ600r A-3 after passing my test. Always wanted one as a kid. They look great, even with today's superbikes around.
Up to 8,000 RPM, it's pretty nice to commute around on, smooth with a nice riding position. Get it up and over 8,000 and it's a different bike. It's an animal, very very fast, 140 in a few seconds.
Price seem to be stuck around the grand mark for a tidy one, hopefully they will go up a bit to maybe £1300 and so on.
Handles well when moving, but when moving with the engine off, it is very heavy.
Loads of spares available on eBay and a couple of shops on the Internet. So running an older bike is not a problem.
Love. Check out mine. http://rides.webshots.com/album/572741578FFVIHa
Looking forward to getting a 900r.
I had 2 GPZ600Rs, a GTR1000, and a GPZ900R. I would say stay clear of the 900, stick to the 600 or maybe go for the older GPZ1100. The GTR1000 was good for touring, but a bit top heavy. Comfortable at high speed though. For the 900, I can't see the benefit above the 600; not really any quicker. Starting problems, oil problems, wiring problems, harder to get parts; they just weren't as popular as the 600.