|Actors||Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards|
|Awards||Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 5 nominations.|
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
ZX900A also known as the Ninja 900 or the GPZ900 in some non-US markets.
or 900 Ninja...but aluminum engine block? Sorry, but that is a 900 ninja, aka GPz900r, in Top Gun.
People in Europe think it's a Gpz 750r, because that color scheme is what GPz750r's had in Europe, and GPz750r's in Europe were exactly the same as 900r's, except for having a de-bored engine. We in the USA did not get 750r's imported here (in this body style). The 85 model 900 Ninja's here were available in this color scheme. The rumor is that Tom Cruise wanted/needed a smaller bike, because of his small stature. That's how the 750 myth got started (along with the paint scheme mix up's). But the GPz750r and the Gpz900r are physically the SAME size. Why would the studio IMPORT a 750r for Cruise when 900's, which were the same size as 750's, were readily available? updated photos with better resolution ones: Almost but not quite ... the film bike's paintscheme was one that was used exclusively on the 750s - you simply won't find it on a 900, in any market. ever think that its custom? im sure that they had at least a straight black version and had a red stripe put on it... you might be right but who knows. 900R, did you not read what I wrote (and you quoted)? The site is gone now, but the folks of gpz900r.org (myself included) had a discussion on this since I've last posted here.
Somehow, the guy WHO SOLD THE BIKES TO THE STUDIO AND HAD THEIR PAINT SCHEMES ALTERED chimed in, WITH A COPY OF THE RECEIPT AND PHOTOS OF THE BIKE BOTH ON AND OFF THE SET. Like I said, the site is dead now, but I can assure you that the two bikes used by Paramount studios for this movie were bought from a dealer in California, whereby their paint schemes were changed and the Kawasaki emblems removed (this done because Kawasaki would not provide the bikes free to the studio). Their wheels were also painted black at that time. This guy has a pretty accurate replica (and did a ton of research)
http://mikandersen.dk/Motorcykel%20engelsk.htm two pictures more The bike in the movie is a 1985 Ninja 900 (ZX 900 A2). Don't know about other markets, B-house, but you are mistaken. I've owned the same bike since new, and the black/red/silver paint scheme is correct for 49-state US models. Top Gun bike appears to have dried salt spray on the middle fairing, obscuring the color. That is all. Yes, my bike!!!:-) What do you think, that people in Europe think, it is a GPz 750?!?! Your words are true, but we know very good, which bike is it!!!:-)) Hi http://mikandersen.dk/Motorcykel%20engelsk.htm The proof to back up my statements: Hi Guys Do any of you have a link to a website that I could get some of these photos of the bike from the movie or behind the scence from the movie to print? Behind the scenes or out take pics would be great. Many thanks. I don't know where scott19's pictures came from but you're welcome to copy them. Ok I do that thanks Owned by a member I would love to speak to the owner of the Top Gun bike - does any one know how I can get in contact?? Thanks!! I can confirm and beat ALL known sources regarding if it was a 750 or 900 cause I asked Tom himself when he was in Sweden last week (2012-12-11) to promote the new movie Jack Reacher. I handed over my GPZ900R workshop-book for him to sign (I got a black -90) and after some chatting back and forth about the bike he said that he had the 900, END OF STORY 42.54