The Orange Beast is gone

David Beard davidebeard at
Sat Jul 5 19:49:49 PDT 2008

Yep, I see lots of ZX10s. Have seen a fair amount of ZX12s to, though. 
There's one in Ohio I've been looking at and talking with the owner about.

Bill Magitz wrote:
> Hey Jerry looks like he one (hundered) up you !!!!  Dave it's hard to beleve you would sell w/o a clear and present replacement , good luck finding a zx12 , plenty of zx10's though . spotted one zx12 on ebay in Indiana but it left me feeling a bit suspicious so i didn't post it.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jerry Clair" <darkclarity2k at>
>> To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at>
>> Subject: Re: The Orange Beast is gone
>> Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 16:30:50 -0700 (PDT)
>> -but-but-but, You just want to out do my Nina, don't ya?
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: David Beard <davidebeard at>
>> To: GPZ LIST <gpzlist at>
>> Sent: Saturday, July 5, 2008 6:14:15 PM
>> Subject: The Orange Beast is gone
>> Well, I'm afraid I went and sold the Orange Beast. As some of the guys
>> at the Ohio ride know, I've been thinking about upgrading. I decided to
>> put the bike up for sale when I got home and ask a fairly ridiculous
>> price for it. I figured I'd either sell it for my price or  I'd hang on
>> to it. Well, today someone has agreed to my price and has already sent
>> payment for the bike. The new owner of the Orange Beast will be a
>> gentleman named Chris from Frankfurt Kentucky. I will inform him of the
>> list when he picks up the bike, which will hopefully be tomorrow.
>> I intend to hang around the list, even though I will be Geepster-less
>> now. I have my sights set on picking up a ZX12r in the very near future.
>> I've seen some in the low to mid $5k range, and these bikes intrigue me.
>> I'm hoping to be on the back of one for next years Ohio gathering. If
>> you see any or know of any ZX12r's for sale within driving range of
>> Illinois, give me a shout.
>> I will probably have a few odds and ends to sell shortly. Over the years
>> I have had three 95 GPZs. Though there is always a possibility I will
>> end up picking up another one someday, I'm not going to hang on to the
>> stuff I've accumulated. I'll put the parts up for sale as I get them sorted.
>> If anyone is down around Frankfurt, KY, keep you eyes open for a blazing
>> orange streak flying past you on the road. That'll be my old girl.
>> Dave B

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