KAWASAKI EX 500R Ninja (GPZ 500S) (1994-1996) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Sport / Super Sport
Production years: 1994, 1995, 1996

KAWASAKI EX 500R Ninja (GPZ 500S) 1994-1996 3 Photos
KAWASAKI EX 500R Ninja (GPZ 500S) (1994-1996)KAWASAKI EX 500R Ninja (GPZ 500S) (1994-1996)KAWASAKI EX 500R Ninja (GPZ 500S) (1994-1996)

The Kawasaki Ninja 500R was a sports motorcycle part of the Ninja series in Kawasaki's range, originally named EX500 and also known as the GPZ 500S in several markets. The bike debuted in 1987 and continued production until 2009, when it was replaced by the Ninja 650R.

In 1994, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Kawasaki EX 500R Ninja (GPZ 500S), a sport motorcycle that received a revision including visual, technical, and performance modifications.

Some changes included larger 17-inch wheels with wider tires, a redesigned front and rear fairing, a redesigned instrument cluster and dials, a new rear disc brake instead of a drum unit, and a firmer suspension system.

Also, in the engine department, the bike featured several changes that improved reliability, such as modifications to the alternator. In addition, the Cam Chain Tensioner (CCT), flywheel, and transmission were easily installable with minimal changes to fit any first-generation motorcycle between 1987 and 1993.

In the aesthetic department, the bike was fitted with standard features, such as a bikini fairing with a lower engine fairing, a small windscreen, a one-piece dual seat with a passenger grab rail, and three-spoke lightweight aluminum wheels.

As for the power figures, the 1994 Kawasaki EX 500R Ninja (GPZ 500S) had its heartbeat set by a 498cc four-stroke parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine that delivered 60 hp at 9,800 rpm and 46 Nm (34 lb-ft) torque at 8,500 rpm.

KAWASAKI EX 500R Ninja (GPZ 500S) 1994-1996

KAWASAKI EX 500R Ninja (GPZ 500S) 498

engine specs
Type:Liquid cooled, four stroke, parallel twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement:498 cm3
Bore X Stroke:2.91x2.28 in OR 74 mm
Compression Ratio:10.8:1
Horsepower:60/9800 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:34/8500 lb-ft/RPM OR 46/8500 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:2xKeihin CVK34 Carburetors
transmission specs
Clutch:Wet multi-discs
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:Chain
chassis specs
Frame:Iron, double cradle frame
Front Suspension:38mm telescopic forks
Rear Suspension:Swingarm, single shock adjustable for spring preload
Front Brake:Double disc 270 mm, 2 piston calipers
Rear Brake:Drum 160 mm
dimension specs
Overall Length:83.1 in OR 2111 mm
Overall Width:27 in OR 686 mm
Seat Height:30.3 in OR 770 mm
Wheelbase:56.5 in OR 1435 mm
Ground Clearance:-
Weight:388 lbs OR 176 kg
Fuel Capacity:4.2 gallons OR 15.9 L
tyres specs
Front:110/70 17
Rear:130/70 17
power system specs
Power pack:-
Nominal Capacity:-
Maximum Capacity:-
Charger type:-
Charging time (normal):-
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