Sign of the time 1984 Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo

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Sign of the time 750 Turbo making its mark It’s 1984, you’ve got the first 750 Turbo in town, a near empty car park, a tidal wave of testosterone washing through your system, and an eager audience. What do you do? A massive burn-out, that’s what.


Neal ‘Champ’ Champion is at the controls. He was/is “a bit of a nutter” according to his mate Theo Brookes, who remembers Champ laying down the rubber outside his parents’ old house in Gloucester’s Eastern Aveneue – bet they were delighted.

Kawasaki 750 Turbo Neal ‘Champ’ Champion
Kawasaki 750 Turbo

Similar scenes played out up and down the land during the ’80s, the decade from which the modern sportsbike was born. This issue we celebrate those amazing years. Join the party from Drive-My.

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