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How Kawasaki's GPz550 Changed the Course of Middleweight Sportbikes in America

The late 1970s were not a boom period for the venerable middleweight streetbike. By ’79 the class had become almost passé, sniffing the tire smoke of larger and more exciting machines such as Kawasaki ’s KZ650 (which ran with top-line 750s) and KZ900/KZ1000 (sons of the Z1), Yamaha ’s smooth and fast XS Eleven shafty, Suzuki ’s ultra-capable GS750 and GS1000, and Honda’s scintillating, 24-valve, six-cylinder CBX.

Yamaha’s two-stroke RDs had pretty much carried the middleweight torch during the ’70s, along with nice-but-unexciting motorcycles such as Honda’s CB500/550F and Suzuki’s GT380 and 550. (Honda’s ill-fated CB400F was a cool but weak-selling exception.) But as 1979 clicked over into 1980, it was clear that 400cc two-strokes (even Yamaha’s stellar Daytona Special) had run their course, while 500 and 550cc four-stroke twins and multis stuck largely to their boring, Universal Japanese Motorcycle design. If you wanted arm-stretching, peg-dragging excitement in a Japanese motorcycle, you went open class.

But just as the Carter years morphed into the Reagan era, that boring middleweight credo was flipped upside down when, in the fall of 1980, Kawasaki announced the now legendary GPz550—a motorcycle that would alter middleweight history. The GPz550 was Japan’s first real hot-rod middleweight, a glossy-red poke in the eye of everything that was boring and staid on the sporting landscape. Fast, sexy, and nimble, the GPz not only catapulted Kawasaki into the leadership position for middleweight streetbikes, but it helped forge the foundation of what would soon become Kawasaki’s iconic Ninja nameplate, an epically successful brand if ever there was one.

“I remember seeing the GPz550 in Japan sometime in the fall of ’79,” longtime Kawasaki man Mike Vaughan says. “This was a year or so before it was announced. I was with a small group of sales and marketing guys from Kawasaki US, and I clearly remember our jaws dropping when we saw the bike. The bright-red paint. The blacked-out engine. The cockpit fairing. And the GPz name. We were stunned. It was really exciting! They’d fitted hexagonally shaped mufflers on one of the prototypes, which we didn’t like, and said so. But otherwise, the thing was spot on. When the factory guys asked if we would be interested in something like this for the US market we couldn’t say yes fast enough! I mean, you just could not turn something like that down.”

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Cycle World Magazine
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Cycle World Magazine

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Cycle World Magazine
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Cycle World Magazine

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