Kawasaki GPZ1000RX

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Kawasaki GPZ1000RX
Kawasaki GPZ1000RX Bloody Lady.jpg
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Also called Ninja 1000R, ZXT00A
Parent company Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Production 1986–1988
Predecessor GPz900R
Successor ZX-10 "Tomcat"
Class Sport bike
Engine 997 cc (60.8 cu in), 4-stroke, transverse 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder
Suspension Front: Telescopic, air
Rear: Uni-Trak, air shock.
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Tires Tubeless
120/80-16 (front) (A1 - A6)
150/80-16 (rear) (A1 - A6)
Rake, trail 29°, 114 mm (4.5 in)
Fuel capacity 21 L (4.6 imp gal; 5.5 US gal)
Reserve: 4 L (0.88 imp gal; 1.1 US gal)
Related GTR1000 "Concours", ZL1000 "Eliminator"

The Kawasaki GPZ1000RX (Ninja 1000R, model designation ZXT00A) was a motorcycle made by Kawasaki from 1986 to 1988. It had a 997 cc (60.8 cu in) four-cylinder, 16-valve, twin cam engine.

The GPZ1000RX was to be the replacement for the original Ninja, the GPZ900R, but as it turned out the GPZ900R not only lived on alongside the GPZ1000RX, but outlived it. Just as the GPZ900R two years before, the 1000RX was the fastest production bike at the time. Until in 1988[1] the GPZ 1000RX was superseded by the ZX-10 "Tomcat". Yet still the GPZ900R remained, even beyond the 1990 release of Kawasaki's new flagship, the ZZ-R1100,[1][2] until 2003.[3]


  1. ^ a b Ker, Rod (2007), Classic Japanese Motorcycle Guide, Sparkford, UK: Haynes Publishing, p. 209, ISBN 1-84425-335-X 
  2. ^ Dowds, Alan (2007), Superbikes: Street Racers: Design and Technology, Thunder Bay Press, p. 246, ISBN 1-59223-777-0 
  3. ^ Walker, Mick (2001), Performance Motorcycles, Amber Books, Ltd. and Chartwell Books (Book Sales, Inc.), pp. 152–153, ISBN 0-7858-1380-2 
Preceded by
Kawasaki GPZ900R
Fastest production motorcycle
Succeeded by
Kawasaki Tomcat ZX-10