Customized 1984 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo Makes 180 Horsepower
Image from eBay Seller
This Bike Will Satisfy Your Need for Speed
There are few things I love more than 1980s Kawasaki sportbikes, especially ones that have been fiddled with. The GPz750 Turbo shown in the pictures allegedly makes 180 hp, according to its eBay seller. The seller states that before he had to downgrade his bike to its current state, it made a whopping 235 hp.
With bikes sold on eBay, you never know if the seller is really telling the truth or not, but in this guy’s case, he probably is. Mike Chestnut of Horsepowers Unlimited knows what he’s doing and has had his bikes appear in notable publications such asSport Rider.
$20k of Upgrades Makes for a Killer Motorcycle
Chestnut claims his 1984 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo has about $20,000 worth of parts, time, and work invested in it. At one point, he had a Stage 5 turbo on the bike, hence the claims of 235 hp. Currently, that turbocharger is out of commission. Right now, the bike has a Stage 2 turbo on it, which is supposed to make it good for 180 hp.
In addition to the extra ponies added to the bike, the bike has a new stock gas tank, Corbin seat, 530 chain conversion, Works shocks, Progressive fork springs, bake upgrades, GPz1100 fuel injectors, MotoGP Werks exhaust, lock-up clutch, racing computer chip, multi-stage boost controller, and a whole lot more.