Professionally restored just over 2 years ago to be raffled and help raise funds for the National Stroke Association & F.A.S.T.
It has been virtually completely rebuilt and was properly restored by GT Motorcycles of Plymouth. Many companies donated to help build this bike for the charity and it is in utterly fantastic condition. It has only done approximately 100 miles since the re-build and consequently – starts, runs and rides like a new build should with no issues.
Beautifully and authentically repainted to a high level in the original U.S. livery (with matching decals) as seen in the iconic Tom Cruise movie “Top Gun” the bike was then treated to some very expensive Japanese carbon fibre body parts - Front mudguard, top fairing together with side and rear panels and infills.
EBC donated suitable superbike brake discs and pads, and EBC clutch. Dynojet donated a pair of high quality ignition coils and leads. Goodridge Ltd donated black coated & stainless braided brake and clutch hoses.
Nitron Racing Systems built a customized and adjustable rear suspension unit improving handling.
Samco Sport-2Wheels donated a full silicon hose coolant kit and smoked screen
Triple S Powder Coating stripped and powder coated loads of engine and chassis parts to ensure the rebuild got off to a perfect start.
The exhaust is a brand new black chrome “Marving” full system.
The seat has been custom recovered with the “Top Gun” & “30 years anniversary” logos embroidered each side and the pièce de résistance are signatures from John McGuiness on the tail unit and also Mick Grant on the left hand side of the tank.
Kawasaki Motors UK helped out by arranging for MCN journalist & 2014 TT racer Adam Child to ride a tribute lap on the bike during TT practice week in honour of 1984 winner Geoff Johnson (a 3 page MCN article followed).
So overall a one off GPz900r with amazing credentials and has to be one of the best in the country plus an early model in the most iconic livery.