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The Kawasaki Z 750 Turbo showed that turbochargers do not automatically have to stand for uncontrollable performance, low durability and high consumption.

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The engine concept looks very simple and ingenious.

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The loader lies in the cooling airstream …

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… that this is Kawasaki’s supercharged bogus.

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… only the subtle lettering …

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It stands there almost inconspicuously …

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The Kawasaki Z 750 Turbo showed that turbochargers do not automatically have to stand for uncontrollable performance, low durability and high consumption.

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… and is outwardly …

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… almost shy and reserved.

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The boost pressure display serves as a further indication of the increase in performance …

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… which is hardly noticeable from a distance …

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… and the Z 750 Turbo certainly …

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… as a wolf in sheepskin.

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This is how the forced ventilated Kawa leaves …

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… completely on their inner values …

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The modifications to the chassis are similarly manageable.

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… and the exposed turbocharger immediately tells the connoisseur, …

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… and makes the row fours known from the GPZ …

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… even with disguise mighty legs.

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The lettering GPZ …

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… leads the unsuspecting viewer astray …

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… and so the charged riot bride reveals what is really in her when she looks at the disguise.

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The Kawasaki Z 750 Turbo showed that turbochargers do not automatically have to stand for uncontrollable performance, low durability and high consumption.

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The Kawasaki Z 750 Turbo showed that turbochargers do not automatically have to stand for uncontrollable performance, low durability and high consumption.

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The Kawasaki Z 750 Turbo showed that turbochargers do not automatically have to stand for uncontrollable performance, low durability and high consumption.

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The Kawasaki Z 750 Turbo showed that turbochargers do not automatically have to stand for uncontrollable performance, low durability and high consumption.

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The Kawasaki Z 750 Turbo showed that turbochargers do not automatically have to stand for uncontrollable performance, low durability and high consumption.

Cult bike: Kawasaki Z 750 Turbo

The last of its kind

Unmanageable performance, low durability, high consumption? Motorcycles with turbochargers are still under general suspicion. Kawasaki’s 750cc showed in 1983 that everything can be done differently.

Kawasaki Z 750 Turbo

It was the last of its kind and is still considered mature today! After the Honda CX 500/650 Turbo, Suzuki XN 85 and Yamaha XJ 650 Turbo, Kawasaki offered the Z 750 Turbo finally the balanced engine combination with charger technology. While the competition had to struggle with endless performance gaps below the speed range in which the turbine wheel pumps an extra portion of fuel-air mixture into the combustion chambers, the Kawa engineers came up with a fine compromise at the time: the classically ventilated 738 cubic centimeters are sufficient for up to around 5000 revolutions a satisfactory boost.

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Cult bike: Kawasaki Z 750 Turbo
The last of its kind

1983 Kawasaki the cheapest of the turbocharged specimens, but anything but a bargain. The fuel consumption of around six liters, which is acceptable in practice, could not make up for this either. Loyal owners swear by their fundamental reliability with careful care and maintenance. It is a shame that it is difficult to find as a used vehicle in its original condition.

Info and data

Data
Air-cooled four-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, 738 cm³, 74 kW (100 PS) at 9000 / min, 99 Nm at 6500 / min, injection, five-speed gearbox, double loop frame made of tubular steel, weight with a full tank 254 kg, 110/90 V 18 front tires, 130/80 V 18 rear, tank capacity 18 liters, top speed 225 km / h, 0-100 km / h in 3.7 seconds

literature
There are no relevant books. Detailed (test) reports already: MOTORRAD 24/1981, 10 and 22/1983, 06/2010; MOTORRAD CLASSIC 02/2005 and 07/201

Specialists
Powerline company in Nentershausen, phone 0 64 85/91 10 18, www.turbolader.de; Turbo Motors in Urbach, phone 0 26 84/42 48, www.turbo-motors.de; STK Turbo Technik, phone 0 26 81/80 39 80, www.turbolader.net

Market situation
According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, 246 copies were still registered in Germany in 2011. Roughly the same number is assumed to be de-registered collector’s items. The supply density of the Turbo-Kawa in the original condition is very poor and speaks for the character of the Z as well as for its loyal owners. You should calculate around 2500 euros for a well-preserved motorcycle. Very fine copies can also cost up to 4000 euros.

Clubs&Forums
www.750turbo.de
www.750turbo.com

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