Some of you may know but ive been on the lookout for one of these for my father, as he sold his last bike, a 1970 something 1,000CC Kawasaki cafe racer quite a few years back. He's had many bikes in his years and it was the only one that didnt get written off, but it needed a bit of work & life got in the way so he sold it to a mate of his. A few months later it was restored and brought back to show dad. He was really happy, but i noticed a side of disappointment as he is a mechanic and he could have easily fixed it all himself, but never got that urge or prompt to do so. So the years passed by, he would look at the occasional Harley or old Kawasaki and tell me of how great they were, but he never committed to buying one. This is fairly typical of my father and I don’t think he would have actually ever found a bike he was happy purchasing. I recently sacked up and got a bike after years of wanting to do it, but never following through. This re-lit his spark for bikes, and he kept saying he was going to get another bike, and always looking them up, but never taking it too far. So, around 4 months ago, dad started telling me about the GPZ 900's, an iconic bike and great from a collector’s point of view as they are becoming rare these days. If you know your history, these are a pretty revolutionary motorbike and the predecessor to most current sports bikes, also appearing in Top Gun. From that point we have been on the lookout for fairly stock lowish kilometres models, and we have enquired on quite a few, but the price would be wrong, or it would be a good one that’s restored poorly, or could only be used for parts. I was staying out of it and letting him sort it, but I got the incling that he was never going to find a good enough one he was happy with, and we got close a couple times, but he would never commit to buying it. It was at this point I made an executive decision, if he hasn’t found one within a month or so, im going to buy him one. I told a few friends and family, but he had no idea of the plan. Anyway, a month later dad was the same old story, so I made a trip out Bendigo way and bought him a bike recently, best of all he had no idea this was going to happen & gave him a pretty big surprise when it turned up in the backyard and I told him it was his. There is a 2 page list of things to sort, including paint (lol), but Dad is happy and it is pretty inexpensive to do especially with his experience. It's pretty much exactly what he wanted, a stock version with a solid low K engine, that he can tinker with and restore himself as well as teach me a few things while im off the road. Have hit up eBay and a few other sites sourcing parts so far, hopefully can have some updated info and pics in the next few months. Here are some pics, Cheers.