Product Type: Kawasaki motorcycles
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Good beginners bike
Member Name: derren
Date: 21/10/00, updated on 21/10/00 (2502 review reads)
Advantages: Good beginner bike, excellent on fuel
Disadvantages: tinnie sound from the exhause as low revs
I brought a GPZ 500 after taking my test on one. My model is a 1995 twin cam.
The power is not very good a low revs but then this is useful if you are still learning. However you can feel the kick of power at 7000 revs and onwards. There does not seem to be much middle range power ie either full on or quite slow but you do get used to it.
The size of the bike is perfect for beginners and should not get you into to much trouble.
There is enough acceleration at high revs for easy overtaking.
The bike does not sound that good, but maybe a new exhaust system will sort our that, but don't forget there are two exhausts on this bike.