Kawasaki GPz550

The Kawasaki GPz550 set the standard for middleweight sport bikes of the early Eighties

Introduced in 1981, the GPz550 could outperform most 650s in its day
Introduced in 1981, the GPz550 could outperform most 650s in its day. The bikini fairing offered little protection but added to the bike's European flavor.
Photo by Ric Anderson