KAWASAKI GPZ 550 (1983-1984) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Sport Touring
Production years: 1983, 1984

KAWASAKI GPZ 550 1983-1984 3 Photos
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The Kawasaki GPZ 550 was a sports motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki from 1981, when it replaced the KZ 500, until 1985, when it was replaced by the Kawasaki ZX 600 Ninja. The GPZ 550 was a higher-performance version of the KZ 550.

The Kawasaki GPZ 550 packed the same engine as the KZ 550 but with higher compression and camshafts with higher lift and more duration. In addition, the bike was dressed in a bikini fairing.

In 1983, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Kawasaki GPZ 550, a sports machine that featured the same package as the previous model without any modifications, except for a mono-shock rear swingarm added in 1982.

In the aesthetic department, the bike packed standard features, such as a front cowl with a rectangular headlight, a windscreen, a one-piece dual seat with a passenger grab rail, a dual exhaust system with a silencer on each side, and three-spoke lightweight aluminum wheels.

Underneath its fuel tank, the 1983 Kawasaki GPZ 550 had installed a 553cc four-stroke four-cylinder air-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 58 hp at 9,000 rpm and 48 Nm (36 lb-ft) torque at 8,000 rpm.

The bike's power was transferred to a six-speed manual transmission linked to the rear wheel through a final chain drive, pushing the motorcycle to a top speed of 192 kph (119 mph).

KAWASAKI GPZ 550 1983-1984


engine specs
Type:Air cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valve per cylinder
Displacement:553 cm3
Bore X Stroke:2.28x2.06 in OR 58 mm
Compression Ratio:9.5:1
Horsepower:58/9000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:35.5/8000 lb-ft/RPM OR 48/8000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:Carburetors
transmission specs
Gearbox:6 Speed
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:Chain
chassis specs
Front Suspension:Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension:Swingarm
Front Brake:2x260mm disc
Rear Brake:Single 260mm disc
dimension specs
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Overall Width:-
Seat Height:-
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tyres specs
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