Kawasaki GPz250 Motorcycle

Kawasaki GPz250

Some eight years after constructing Kozin's Kawasaki 750-RS I have returned to his designs, and chosen the GPz250 from around 1983. This is of some interest as it used a toothed belt for its final drive instead of a chain. I suspect that this was not very successful, as later versions reverted to chain drive. It also has a small front fairing surrounding the headlamp.

The model is presented solely as a Pepakura model file totalling 8 pages of parts, and the only help with assembly is the the 3D drawing in Pepakura and a single small photograph of the completed model.

From the model size as indicated by Pepakura and dimensions of the original obtained through web searches, the scale appears to be quite close to the "approximately 1:8" stated on his web site. I have as usual scaled it to 1:14.

Quite a few parts needed some modification to allow reasonable construction quality - I changed the parts breakdown of the wheels completely to give them better strength and symmetry.

Left side Rear right
Rear left Right side
Front left Front right

Created November 2021