Kawasaki GPz 500S (1991-92)

The Kawasaki GPz 500S/EX 500R Ninja was manufactured from 1991 to 1992. It is powered by a four-stroke, parallel-twin-cylinder engine with a displacement of 498cc and a compression ratio of 10.8:1. The engine is liquid-cooled and has a maximum power output of 60hp at 9800rpm and maximum torque of 46.1Nm at 8500rpm. It has a six-speed transmission and a chain final drive. The bike has a double-cradle iron frame with a 38mm telescopic fork front suspension and a single rear shock adjustable for spring preload. It has a single 270mm disc front brake and a 160mm drum rear brake. The bike also has a 63-degree rake and 91mm trail. Its dimensions are 2110mm length x 685mm width x 1160mm height with a wheelbase of 1435mm and a seat height of 770mm. It has a dry weight of 170kg and a fuel capacity of 15.9 liters. The bike can go from 0 to 60mph in 12.5 seconds and has a top speed of 122.9mph. The bike has a fuel consumption average of 18.2 km/lit and a braking distance of 14.6m from 60-0mph. Overall, the Kawasaki GPz 500S/EX 500R Ninja is a powerful and sturdy bike that has been popular among motorcycle enthusiasts.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki GPz 500S / EX 500R Ninja

Year: 1991 – 92

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: 10.8:1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Engine Oil: Semi-Synthetic, 10W/40
Induction: 2x Keihin CVK34 carburetor
Ignition: TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Spark Plug: NGK, DR9EA
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 60 hp / 43.7 kW @ 9800 rpm
Max Power Rear Tyre: 54.7 hp @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque: 46.1 Nm / 4.7 kg-m @ 8500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multiple discs, cable operated

Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Iron, Double cradle frame
Front Suspension: 38mm Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel: 130 mm / 5.1 in
Rear Suspension: Swinging arm, single shock adjustable for spring preload
Rear Wheel Travel: 100 mm / 3.9 in
Front Brakes: Single 270mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: 160mm drum
Front Tyre: 100/90-16
Rear Tyre: 120/90-16
Rake: 63 degrees
Trail: 91 mm / 3.5 in
Dimensions: Length 2110 mm / 83 in Width 685 mm / 27.0 in Height: 1160 mm / 45.6 in
Wheelbase: 1435 mm / 56.5 in
Seat Height: 770 mm / 30.0 in
Dry Weight: 170 kg / 370 lbs
Wet Weight: 200 kg / 441 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 15.9 Litres / 4.2 US gal
Consumption Average: 18.2 km/lit

Braking 60 – 0 / 100 – 0: 14.6 m / 39.9 n
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.5 sec / 164.8 km/h
Top Speed: 197.9 km/h / 122.9 mph

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