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Segment: Naked / Road

The 2005 Kawasaki ER-5 carries on the features of the original model: the 498cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke parallel-twin engine delivering 50.3 PS and naked bike styling with a sporty attitude.

Thanks to its convenient dimensions and weight, the 2005 Kawasaki ER-5 can be equally useful as a commuter for daily rides, for fun around the city or for longer trips: its 17 L fuel tank capacity means you'll be riding quite a lot between refueling stops.

The instrument cluster retains the classic approach: dual gauges for speed and rpm, and easy-to-read lights indicators. The engine is still fueled by dual Keihin carburetors and digital ignition.
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KAWASAKI ER-5 498

engine specs
Type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement
498 cm3
Bore X Stroke
2.9x2.3 in OR 74 mm
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
Horsepower
50/9000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
33/7200 lb-ft/RPM OR 45/7200 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Carburettor: Keihin CVK34 x 2
transmission specs
Gearbox
6-speed, return
Clutch
Wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
Double cradle, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension
37 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension
Dual shocks with adjustable preload
Front Brake
280 mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake
Drum, 160 mm
dimension specs
Overall Length
81.5 in OR 2070 mm
Overall Width
28.7 in OR 729 mm
Seat Height
31.5 in OR 800 mm
Weelbase
56.3 in OR 1430 mm
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
395 lbs OR 179 kg
Fuel Capacity
4 gallons OR 15.1 L
tyres specs
Front
110/70-17M/C (54H)
Rear
130/70-17M/C (62H)
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