Kawasaki GT 1100 Review

1983 Kawasaki GT 1100 from Australia

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1993
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 3 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance42000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda Step thru 70


Grunt, but not nimble


Tank rusted and needed to be resprayed and sealed.

New tyres to front.

Slight oil leak from head/block

General Comments:

A heavy bike that was best on an open road and not in the city. A lot of power from the motor. The torque from this motor made the bike very tractable and surprisingly economical for a big motor.

Very difficult and almost impossible to pick up if fallen over. Never felt comfortable on this bike due to its weight, although there was nothing wrong with the seat and riding position - just not my type of bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2004

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