Kawasaki GT550 (1982)

The Kawasaki GT550 is a 1982 motorcycle that boasts a four-stroke, transverse, four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 553cc. It comes equipped with four TK K26V mm carburetors and CDI ignition. The GT550 has a max power of 58 hp / 43.2 kW at 9000 RPM and a 6-speed transmission with shaft final drive. The frame is made of a double closed steel cradle and features telescopic forks with front wheel travel of 160mm and a swinging arm rear suspension with rear wheel travel of 105mm. The bike uses two disc brakes in the front and a drum brake in the rear, with a front tire of 100/90-19 and a rear tire of 120/90-18. The GT550 also has a 28-degree rake, 107mm trail, and a wheelbase of 1475mm. Its seat height is 800mm and ground clearance is 155mm, with a wet weight of 221kg and fuel capacity of 22 liters. Overall, the Kawasaki GT550 is a powerful machine that’s built for speed and performance.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki GT 550

Year: 1982 –

Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 Valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 553 cc / 33.7 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 58 x 52.4 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Induction: 4x TK K26V mm carburetors
Ignition: CDI
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 58 hp / 43.2 kW @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque:
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Gear Ratio: 1st 2,571 (36/14) 2nd 1,777 (32/18) 3rd 1,380 (29/21) 4th 1,125 (27/24) 5th 0,961 (25/26)
Frame: Double closed steel cradle frame.
Front Suspension: Telescopic forks

Front Wheel Travel: 160 mm / 6.2 in
Rear Suspension: Swinging arm
Rear Wheel Travel: 105 mm / 4.1 in
Front Brakes: 2x Disc
Rear Brakes: Drum
Front Tyre: 100/90-19
Rear Tyre: 120/90-18
Rake: 28 degrees
Trail: 107 mm / 4.2 in
Wheelbase: 1475 mm / 58.0 in
Seat Height: 800 mm / 31.4 in
Ground Clearance: 155 mm / 6.1 in
Wet Weight: 221 kg / 487 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 22 Litres / 5.8 US gal

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