Kawasaki GPZ600R Ninja (1987-88)

The Kawasaki GPz 600R Ninja/ZX600R Ninja was a motorcycle produced in 1987-88, featuring a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, transverse four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 592cc and maximum power of 75hp at 10500rpm. The bike had KEIHIN CVK carburetors, a digital ignition and 6-speed transmission with a chain final drive. The overall weight of the bike was 195 kg/430 lbs with a front suspension of 37mm air-assisted forks and rear suspension being a single air-assisted shock adjustable for rebound damping. It had a front-wheel travel of 140 mm/5.5 in and rear-wheel travel of 130 mm/5.1 in. Braking system was 2x discs and 1 piston calipers for front brakes and single disc with 1 piston caliper for rear brakes. The bike had a 18 litres/4.7 US gallon fuel capacity and averaged 47.8mpg. The standing quarter-mile time was 12.7 seconds with a top speed of 205 km/h/127.5 mph. The bike’s dry weight was 195 kg/430 lbs and fuel consumption was average. Overall Kawasaki GPz 600R Ninja/ZX600R Ninja was a promising Japanese sportbike for the late 80s.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki GPz 600R Ninja / ZX 600R Ninja

Year: 1987 – 88

Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity: 592 cc / 36.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 60 52.4 mm
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Induction: 4x 32mm Keihin CVK carburetors
Ignition: Digital
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 75 hp / 54.7 kW @ 10500 rpm
Max Power Rear Tyre: 69 hp @ 10500 rpm
Max Torque: 5.1 kgf-m / 36.8 lb-ft @ 9000 rpm
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: 37mm Air assisted forks, AVDS adjustable anti-dive

Front Wheel Travel: 140 mm / 5.5 in
Rear Suspension: Single air assisted shock adjustable for rebound damping
Rear Wheel Travel: 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front Brakes: 2x discs 1 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 110/90-16
Rear Tyre: 130/90-16
Dry Weight: 195 kg / 430 lbs
: 217.0 kg / 478.4 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 18 Litres / 4.7 US gal
Consumption Average: 47.8 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.7 sec / 107.3 mph
Top Speed: 205 km/h / 127.5 mph

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