Kawasaki GT 750




Make Model

Kawasaki GT 750


1982 -


Four stroke, transverse four cylinder. DOHC. 2 valves per cylinder.


738 cc / 45.0 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 66 x 54 mm
Cooling System Air cooled.
Compression Ratio 9.5:1


4x 34mm Mikuni BS34 carburetors


Starting Electric

Max Power

65.7 hp / 48.9 kW @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

43 lb-ft / 58.3 Nm @ 6500 rpm


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

2X 265mm discs

Rear Brakes

Single 265mm disc

Front Tyre

100/90 V18

Rear Tyre

120/90 V18
Rake 27.5°
Trail 104 mm / 4.0 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 Litres . 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

The Kawasaki GPz750 was a sport bike introduced by Kawasaki in 1982. It was more than a warmed-over KZ750,[context?] as it was improved in many areas, focusing on high-performance. Changes started at the front, with tapered bearings in the steering head instead of the KZ750's ball bearings, and the upper triple clamp was changed also, giving the GPz solid aluminum clip-on handle grips instead of the traditional handlebar. A bikini fairing almost identical to the one on the GPz550 was added too. The GPz750 boasted increased power, with slightly higher compression, and camshafts designed to get the valves to full lift quicker, and fitting Mikuni 34mm carburetors to it for smoother airflow. The cylinder heads were also given a new combustion chamber with a 'squish zone' and porting & polishing from the factory. To maintain reliability oil passages were installed under the pistons for increased cooling, and an oil-cooler was added. The GPz750 was the quickest factory 750, as Cycle World recorded a time of 11.93 seconds at 109.62 mph (176.42 km/h) in the 1/4 mile.[1] The GPz750 underwent some significant changes in 1983. The original was based on the 1981 KZ750-E.[2] Kawasaki retired the KZ750 after 1983. The 1983 KZ750L3 was nearly identical to the '82 GPz750, but for different colors, no bikini fairing, and without the porting & polishing in the cylinder head.
In 1983, the engine was modified further, mostly in the combustion chamber, and an all-new frame was used with Uni-Trak suspension. There were also modifications to the suspension, brakes and wheels, as well as the bodywork. The bike became more sport-oriented, but lost some of the versatility of the '82.