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Kawasaki GPX500R: history, specs, pictures

The Kawasaki GPX500R was a in-line four, four-stroke standard produced by Kawasaki in 1989. It could reach a top speed of 127 mph (205 km/h).

Kawasaki GPX500R
Also called GPX 500 R
Production 1989
in-line four, four-stroke
Top Speed 127 mph (205 km/h)
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet plate
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 110/80-16
Rear Tire 130/90-16
Weight 210.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Manuals Service Manual


The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke.


The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate.


It came with a 110/80-16 front tire and a 130/90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a single disc in the rear.