Too Fast For Your Own Good: A Tribute To The Factory Turbos

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Too Fast For Your Own Good: A Tribute To The Factory Turbos

Postby Dirck » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:23 pm

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.........................................................Too Fast For Your Own Good: A Tribute To The Factory Turbo Bikes Of The 1980s
...........................Posted in Café Racers, Cool Stuff, Corner Carvers, General, H*nda, Motorcycle, Sportbikes, Suzuki by Kurt Ernst | October 1st, 2010

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"Kawasaki was late to market with their GPz 750 Turbo, which didn’t hit dealerships until 1984. It was fast, it handled reasonably well and it was jaw-droppingly beautiful, and Kawasaki probably sold more GPz 750 Turbos than the other factory turbo bikes combined. The downside is that the GPz 750 Turbo probably killed more unsuspecting riders than all of the other factory turbo bikes combined as well. In stock form, the GPz 750 Turbo put out 112 horsepower and ran the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds at 125 miles per hour. The bikes were easily modified to produce more power, and many owners built their bikes over 200 horsepower."

In 1984, Kawasaki also introduced the Ninja 900, which did nearly everything as well as the GPz 750 Turbo for a lot less money. Insurance companies were even willing to write policies for the Ninja, when they wouldn’t touch the Kawi Turbo. Sadly, the best of the factory turbo bikes went extinct in 1985, but clean used examples can still be found. If you want to own a factory turbo motorcycle, the Kawi is the one to shop for.
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Re: Too Fast For Your Own Good: A Tribute To The Factory Tur

Postby M6NTL » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:57 pm

It really IS jaw-droppingly beautiful too!

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