Kawasaki Z550 (1980-81)

The Kawasaki Z550F motorcycle was produced from 1980 to 1981. It has a four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC engine with 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 553 cc. The bore x stroke is 58 x 52.4 mm, and it is air-cooled with a compression ratio of 9.5:1. The induction system includes four 22mm TK carburetors and the ignition is CDI. The bike has an electric starter and can produce a maximum power output of 58 hp / 43.2 kW @ 9000 rpm, and a maximum torque of 35.5 ft-lb / 48.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm. The transmission is a six-speed with a final chain drive. The front suspension consists of 36mm telescopic forks with 173 mm / 6.8 in of wheel travel, and the rear suspension is dual shock with 5-way preload with 109 mm / 4.9 in of travel. The front brakes have 2x 250mm disc brakes and the rear brake is a single disc. The front and rear tires are 3.25-19 and 3.75-18 respectively. The dry weight is 192 kg / 423 lbs, and the fuel capacity is 14 Litres / 3.6 US gal. Overall, the Kawasaki Z550F is a classic bike with impressive power and suspension features for its time.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki Z 550F

Year: 1980 – 81

Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valve 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 22mm TK
Ignition: CDI
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 58 hp / 43.2 kW @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque: 35.5 ft-lb / 48.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: 36mm Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel: 173 mm / 6.8 in
Rear Suspension: Dual shock, 5-way preload

Rear Wheel Travel: 109 mm / 4.9 in
Front Brakes: 2X 250mm disc
Rear Brakes: Single disc
Front Tyre: 3.25-19
Rear Tyre: 3.75-18
Dry Weight: 192 kg / 423 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 14 Litres / 3.6 US gal

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