Kawasaki GT750

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Kawasaki GT750
Manufacturer
Also called GT 750
Production 1982 - 87
Engine
Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Top Speed 187 km/h / 116 mph
Ignition CDI
Transmission 5 Speed
Frame Double closed steel cradle frame
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Twin shock preload adjustable
Brakes Front: 2 x 226mm discs 1 piston calipers
Rear: Single 226mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 100/90 -19
Rear Tire 120/90 - 8
Wheelbase 1480 mm / 58.2 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.4 in
Weight 227 kg / 500.4 lbs (dry),
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 24.3 Liters / 6.4 US gal
Manuals Service Manual


It could reach a top speed of 187 km/h / 116 mph.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder. The engine featured a 9.5:1 compression ratio.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90 -19 front tire and a 120/90 - 8 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2 x 226mm discs 1 piston calipers in the front and a Single 226mm disc 1 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Twin shock preload adjustable. The GT750 was fitted with a 24.3 Liters / 6.4 US gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 227 kg / 500.4 lbs. The wheelbase was 1480 mm / 58.2 in long.

Photos[edit]

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Overview[edit]

Kawasaki GT 750










One of the most underrated Kawasakis was the European-specification KZ750P, or GT750, that was built between 1982 and 1987. Using a slightly detuned version of the 1982 GPz750 engine, producing 78bhp at 9,500rpm, the GT750 offered maintenance-free shaft-drive in a similar chassis to the GPz. Because of the shaft-drive the engine could be rubber mounted at all four points. The 19" and 18"  wheels were similar to the GPz, as were the triple 226mm disc brakes. The rear shock absorbers were air assisted. There was also a small rear rack included in the specification. While there were some problems with broken rear sub-frames on early models, the GT750 was extraordinarily reliable and a very competent all-round motorcycle. For the US for 1982 the shaft-drive 750 was an LTD, the KZ750N or Spectre. At 74bhp at 9,000rpm, power was slightly lower than the GT750.


Make Model Kawasaki GT 750
Year 1982 - 87
Engine Type Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement 738 cc / 45.0 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 66 x 54 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression 9.5:1
Induction 4 x 34mm Mikuni BS34 carburetors
Ignition CDI
Starting Electric
Max Power 78 hp / 57 kW @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque 58.8 Nm / 43.4 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 2,333 (35/15) 2nd 1,631 (31/19) 3rd 1,272 (28/22) 4th 1,040 (26/25) 5th 0,875 (21/24)
Frame Double closed steel cradle frame
Front Suspension Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 160 mm / 6.2 in
Rear Suspension Twin shock preload adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel 98 mm / 3.8 in
Front Brakes 2 x 226mm discs 1 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 226mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 100/90 -19
Rear Tire 120/90 - 8
Rake 27.5°
Trail 104 mm / 4.0 in
Dimensions Length 2185 mm / 86.0 in Width 775 mm / 30.5 in Height 1215 mm / 47.8 in
Wheelbase 1480 mm / 58.2 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.4 in
Ground Clearance 150 mm / 5.9 in
Dry Weight 227 kg / 500.4 lbs
Fuel Capacity 24.3 Liters / 6.4 US gal
Consumption Average 42.5 mph
Standing ¼ Mile 12.5 sec / 171 km/h
Top Speed 187 km/h / 116 mph
Road Test Superbike Magazine 1989