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Kawasaki ZX550A
GPz550
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Also called GPZ550
Production 84-85
Engine 550cc
Top speed 115mph
Horse Power 53bhp
Sparkplug DP9EA-9 '84-85
Battery SYB12A-A '84-85
Front Tire 100/90-18 '84-85
Rear Tire 120/80-18 '84-85
Weight 211kg
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The Kawasaki ZX550A is a motorcycle produced by Kawasaki from 1984 to 1985.

The ZX550A was marketed in the US as the Kawasaki GPz550.

Kawasaki's first GPz550 of 1981 was not only the half-pint brother to the firm's GPz1100 muscle bike, it was also a mould-breaking machine in its own right. Until then, four-cylinder 550s (which at the time was the preferred middleweight capacity, the vogue for 600s didn't start until 1986) were general-purpose roadsters, with no particular performance emphasis. That changed with the mean and moody, black and red GPz.

When first revealed, it caused quite a stir 53bhp was quite something from a middleweight in those days. And even thought the little GPz relies on air-adjustable forks and twin-shock rear suspension (an even racier Unitrack version followed in 1983), it's still a nippy urban tool that will happily keep up with the more modern stuff if the right hands.

Contents

1984

1984 Kawasaki ZX550-A1



  • 553 mL
  • Four-stroke, 4-Cylinder, Dual Over Head Camshaft
  • 6-Speed, Return Shift
  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Galaxy Silver, Firecracker Red
  • Front Fender: Same as Fuel Tank
  • Engine No: KZ550DE041801 -
  • Frame No: ZX550A-000001 -
    • (Canada)(US) JKAZXFA1()EA000001 -
  • Parts Catalog No: 99961-0184 (Micro],
  • Service Manual No: Same as ZR400-A
  • Owner's Manual 'No: 99922-1284-02
    • (Canada)(US)99920-1235-02 (West Germany) 99923-1105-01
  • Remarks: Upgraded the Z(KZ)550-H. Fairing, air adjustable front fork with antidive, new spring tension adjustable rear shock absorber, LCD fuel gauge and Warner unit.


1985

1985 Kawasaki ZX550-A2


  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Galaxy Silver, Firecracker Red, Ebony
  • Front Fender: Same as Fuel Tank
  • Engine No: KZ550DEQ52001-
  • Frame No: ZX550A-009401-
    • (Canada)(US) JKAZXFA1()FA009401-
  • Parts Catalog No: Same as ZX550-A1
  • Service Manual No: Same as ZR400-A
  • Owner's Manual No: 99922-1321-01
    • (Canada)(US)99920-1279-01 (West Germany) 99923-1127-01
  • Changes: Color and graphic


1986

1986 Kawasaki ZX550-A3



  • 553 mL
  • Four-stroke, 4-Cylinder, Dual Over Head Camshaft
  • 6-Speed, Return Shift
  • Color: Ebony
  • Beginning Engine No.: KZ550DE056801
  • Beginning Frame No.: ZX550A-013801
  • JKAZXFA1()GAO13801
  • Parts Catalog No.: 99917-1026-06, (France)99919-1006-03
    • (West Germany) 99918-1012-05, (Canada)(US) 99961-0184
  • Owner's Manual No.: 99922-1369-01, (Canada)(US) 99920-1341-01
    • (West Germany) 99923-1155-01
  • Service Manual No.: 99924-1040-02 & 99924-1019-05


1987

1987 Kawasaki ZX550-A4



  • Color: Ebony
  • Beginning Engine No.: KZ550DE058101
  • Beginning Frame No.: ZX550A415101
  • Parts Catalog No.: 99917-1026-6
    • (Europe) 99918-1012-05
  • Owner's Manual No.: 99922-1414-01
    • (West Germany) 99923-1182-01
  • Service Manual No.: 99924-1040-02 & 99924-1018-05

1988

1988 Kawasaki ZX550-A5



  • Color: Ebony
  • Beginning Engine No.: KZ550DE059001
  • Beginning Frame No.: ZX550A016001
  • Parts Catalog No.: 99917-1026-06
    • (West Germany) 99918-1012-05
  • Owner's Manual No.: 99922-1483-01
    • (West Germany) 99923-1237-01
  • Service Manual No.: 99924-1040-02


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