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Segment: Sport / Super Sport

The bodywork of the original EX 500R was deep-sixed in favor of a nicely redesigned front fairing that offers slghtly more wind protection, along with a headlight source from the ZX-6.
KAWASAKI EX 500 R NINJA (GPZ 500S) 1994 - 1996 3 Photos
KAWASAKI EX 500 R NINJA (GPZ 500S) (1994 - 1996)KAWASAKI EX 500 R NINJA (GPZ 500S) (1994 - 1996)KAWASAKI EX 500 R NINJA (GPZ 500S) (1994 - 1996)

KAWASAKI EX 500 R 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
Gearbox
6-Speed
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
Weelbase
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)
-
Charging time (quick)
-
Range
-
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