Kawasaki ER-5 Twister (2000-02)

The Kawasaki ER-5 Twister was a motorcycle produced from 2000 to 2002. It featured a four-stroke parallel twin engine with a capacity of 498cc and 4 valves per cylinder. The bike was liquid-cooled with a compression ratio of 9.8:1 and an ignition system that was digital. It had a maximum power output of 50 hp at 8500 rpm and a torque of 45.2 Nm at 7000 rpm. The transmission was a 6-speed, and the final drive was a chain. The front suspension had a 37 mm telescopic fork, and the rear suspension was dual rear shocks with 5-way adjustable preload. The bike had a single 280mm disc with a 2 piston caliper in the front and a 160mm drum brake in the rear. It had a wheelbase of 1430 mm, a seat height of 815 mm, and a dry weight of 180.0 kg. The fuel capacity was 17 litres.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki ER-5 Twister

Year: 2000 – 02

Engine: Four stroke, parallel twin cylinders, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 498 cc / 30.4 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 74 x 58 mm
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Induction: 2x 34mm Keihin CVK
Ignition: Digital
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 50 hp / 36.5 kW @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque: 45.2 Nm / 33.2 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: 37 mm telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel: 125 mm / 4.9 in
Rear Suspension: Dual rear shocks with 5-way adjustable preload

Rear Wheel Travel: 114 mm / 4.5 in
Front Brakes: Single 280mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: 160mm drum
Front Tyre: 110/70 R17
Rear Tyre: 130/70 R17
Wheelbase: 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Seat Height: 815 mm / 32.1 in
Dry Weight: 180.0 kg / 396.8
Fuel Capacity: 17 Litres / 4.4 US gal

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