Ken Deagle of Huntington Beach with his 1982 Kawasaki GPZ1100
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 1325cc inline four
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: Ken Deagle
City: Huntington Beach
Congratulations to Ken Deagle of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1982 Kawasaki GPZ1100.
Russ won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.
Ken's father Rob bought this bike brand new in 1982 from Champion Motorsports in Costa Mesa. His father was an avid motorcyclist and
was always chasing speed. He rode the bike until 1984 and then moved on to the next best thing.
Eddie Lawson Replica Replica
No I didn't stutter, in 1982 Kawasaki also produced a 1000cc Eddie Lawson Replica bike which was very similar to the stock GPZ 1100.
The basic differences were the wheels, seat and tank. This bike has those parts. The seat is a Sergent from 1997 that is close to the original Lawson
Ken worked for RC Engineering, Russ Collins was into aftermarket speed equipment for the motorcycle industry. This one has an RC exhaust system
and an RC engine block that Ken had in storage for 35 years waiting to finish this project.
Almost vintage, the paint job on these parts was completed in 2005. Ken also re-engineered the oil cooling system
with kevlar lines that bypass the block passages for better oil flow.
35 years in conception, this project took the past year to complete. It's fitted with Mikuni 34mm carburetors.
Ken has won Bike of the Month one time before in
November 2019 with his 1980 Kawasaki KZ1000 Turbo.
Thank you Ken for bringing your Kawasaki out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our March Gallery.