Heavy and over engineered (=reliable and long lasting) this bike may be, but if you keep carbs in balance, keep an eye on the other items (suspension, brakes etc.) and CAN RIDE this bike, it is a match for any modern racer on the smaller roads. Power delivery and gearbox perfectly matched (you need to rev it!) and shaft drive is a dream once you get the hang of it. Low seat height suits a shorter rider. Bare bike benefits extensively from nose or handlebar fairing. I cannot understate this if you regularly ride above 65/70. I 'graduated' to the GT after riding bigger Jap and VW twins. In my experience, there is no greater riding joy to be found than in a good mid range Jap 4, and it does not have to be modern/racing designed/expensive (having said this, watch out for the old Suzuki GS's - the 4 cylinder unit is dead around 40 to 60,000 miles).
Ride with care - come home in one piece.
I have owned my 1990 G reg Kawasaki for nearly two years.I bought it off a guy who couldnt ride it anymore due to serious knee operations!.The bike has 7 previous owners and its at a genuine 25,000miles and nearly all previous Mot's came with it.Apparantly the owners before him where motorcycle examiners, who just rode it to the test centre and then used the DSA bikes.
But even though my Gt has had a quite peaceful life, it was still subject to a bit of butchery and neglect.The front right calipier was completely siezed,and the lefthand was starting to gum up too!!.So i stripped and rebuilt the calipiers- but i still have problems as someone has crossthreaded the blead nipple(got replacement calipiers to fit on it).Generally the bike seemed to handle well sometimes and then become twitchy and would feel like i was riding on flat tyres.Then one day i found out the hard way what was wrong with it(crashed it when it went into a wobble on a bend)... water in the forks and the oil was a sludgy grey.The shocks where shot(even though the air assist worked well.
Overall the bike hasnt let me down, except once when i had a problem with the ignition switch - again due to previous owner butchery.It looks tatty, but its a no-frills(or thrills) honest bike.You wont find many parts on ebay for them, compaired to the Gt550 which could be due to reliability of the gt750 or that maybe the gt550 was more popular.
They are a popular choice to turn into a trike, because of the shaft drive. The closest thing to gt750 in USA is the Z750 spectre.
Do you want a bike that will go on forever? Do you want a bike that is reliable? Do you want a bike that is light, nippy, fast and sporty? Well if the answer to the last comment is yes well avoid the GT 750 like the plague. To those who don’t know it, it is a shaft drive bike, naked bike built like a tank. It is a reasonably quick machine for a shaft drive and will go on forever with little maintenance, which is why they are used for dispatch riders. If the problem with it is no fairing, no problem there are companies in the UK that supply “stylish and attractive” fairings for these machines. Once fitted you can’t tell the difference between this and a Fireblade, I had one and boy did it make a difference, the machine is slightly quicker and of course heavier, but you get reduced wind noise and you can keep drier. I rode my GT750 for 3 years and it survived dropping at 20mph, the engine oil dropping out at 60mph due to a knackered sump plug, little maintenance and my riding which wasn't very kind to it. --quick hint-- if the thread goes on your sump plug cut it and re-thread as spark plug size and fit a cut down spark plug in it. Trust me it will pass the MOT --back to the plot-- I know the bike is still going strong as I have seen the idiot I sold it to on it on a number of occasions. A good bike and it is a shame I had to sell it, the following equation will indicate the reason. Wife + House = car - bike - lack of money Oh well you can't win them all.