Kawasaki GPZ 1100

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Kawasaki GPZ 1100 (1995-1998)

The Kawasaki GPZ 1100 had two production periods: 1981-1985. - sports bike (factory designation ZX1100); 1995-1998 - sports tourist. Despite the similarity of names, the old and new versions have nothing in common and are completely different motorcycles. In this review, we will analyze both modifications of the Kawasaki GPZ 1100.

The '' Kawasaki GPZ 1100 (1981-1985) was a classic 80s sportbike featuring a plastic front fairing, an 18 'front wheel and an inline 4-cylinder engine. However, instead of traditional carburettors, the motorcycle uses digital fuel injection (EFI). The engine was air-cooled, 2 valves per cylinder, and produced 120 hp. power and 100 Nm of torque. The engine was not very revving, and gave out maximum performance at 7000-8750 rpm.

The Kawasaki GPZ 1100 (1995-1998) model is a sports touring motorcycle based on the engine from Kawasaki ZZR 1100. The motor is in-line, 4-cylinder, carburetor, liquid-cooled, with a volume of 1052 cubic meters. see, produces from 97 to 125 hp. power and from 89 to 100 Nm of torque. In the period from 1996 to 1997. versions of the Kawasaki GPZ 1100 with ABS were produced.

The Kawasaki GPZ 1100 engine, with some modifications, was also installed on the classic model Kawasaki ZRX 1100.

`` The main competitors of the Kawasaki GPZ 1100 in the class :


Kawasaki GPZ 1100 (1995-1998)
Kawasaki GPZ 1100 (1995-1998)
Kawasaki GPZ 1100 (1981-1985)


ModelKawasaki GPZ 1100 (1981-1985)Kawasaki GPZ 1100 (1995-1998)
Type of motorcyclesportsports tourist
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume1089 cc cm.1052 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke72.5 x 66 mm76.0 x 58.0 mm
Compression ratio8.9: 111.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinder24
Fuel supply systemdigital injection (DFI)Carburetor, 4x 36mm Keihin CVK36
Type of ignitionelectronictransistor (TCI)
Maximum power120 hp at 8750 rpm97 hp (71 kW) @ 8500 rpm - Japanese versions

100 h.p. (74 kW) at 9000 rpm - German versions

125 h.p. (92 kW) - North American versions

Maximum torque100 Nm @ 7000 rpm89 Nm (9.0 kgm) - Japanese and German market versions

100 Nm (11.0 kgm) - North American versions

Drive typechain
Front Tire Size110/90 V18120 / 70-17
Rear tire size130/90 V17170 / 60-17
Front brakes2 x 236mm discs, 1-piston calipers2 discs 300mm, 2-piston calipers (ZX1100F - ABS)
Rear brakes1 disc 236 mm, 1-piston caliper1 disc 250mm, 1-piston caliper (ZX1100F - ABS)
Front suspension37mm Kayaba Telescopic Fork, 150mm Travel41mm telescopic fork, 120mm travel
Rear suspensionmonoshock with Uni-Trac progression, stroke - 109 mmmonoshock with Uni-Trac progression, stroke - 125 mm
Maximum speed240.0 km / h254 km / h
Gas tank capacity20 l22 l
Weight of motorcycle (dry)244 kg242 kg