Kawasaki GPX 600R Ninja (ZX 600R C2)

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Kawasaki GPX 600R Ninja (ZX 600R C2)
Manufacturer
Production 1987
Class Sport touring
Engine
Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinders, DOHC, 4 Valve Per Cylinder
Bore / Stroke 59.9mm x 59.9mm
Compression ratio 7.1:1
Horsepower 85.02 HP (63.4 KW) @ 11000RPM
Torque 42.04 ft/lbs (57.0 Nm) @ 9000RPM
Fuel System 4x32mm Keihin CV Carburetors
Transmission Gear box: 6-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wep multi-discs
Suspension Front: 38 mm telescopic with electronic anti-drive
Rear: Rising rate monoshock with adjustable preload and rebounding preload
Brakes Front: Double discs 270 mm
Rear: Single disc 130 mm
Front Tire 110/80 V16
Rear Tire 130/90 V16
Wheelbase 56.1 inches (1425 mm)
Length 82.52 inches (2096 mm)
Width 27.2 inches (691 mm)
Seat Height 29.88 inches (759 mm)
Weight 195.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Manuals Service Manual


The Kawasaki GPX 600R Ninja (ZX 600R C2) was a Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinders, DOHC, 4 Valve Per Cylinder Sport touring motorcycle produced by Kawasaki in 1987. Max torque was 42.04 ft/lbs (57.0 Nm) @ 9000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 85.02 HP (63.4 KW) @ 11000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 59.9mm bore x 59.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 598.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wep multi-discs.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/80 V16 front tire and a 130/90 V16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Double discs 270 mm in the front and a Single disc 130 mm in the rear. The front suspension was a 38 mm telescopic with electronic anti-drive while the rear was equipped with a Rising rate monoshock with adjustable preload and rebounding preload. The wheelbase was 56.1 inches (1425 mm) long.

1987 - 1989 Kawasaki GPX 600R Ninja (ZX 600R C2)[edit]

1987 - 1989 Kawasaki GPX 600R Ninja (ZX 600R C2) 1987 - 1989 Kawasaki GPX 600R Ninja (ZX 600R C2) 1987 - 1989 Kawasaki GPX 600R Ninja (ZX 600R C2) 1987 - 1989 Kawasaki GPX 600R Ninja (ZX 600R C2) 1987 - 1989 Kawasaki GPX 600R Ninja (ZX 600R C2)

The Kawasaki GPX 600 R was at first glance too distinct from the predecessor. Still slim and slender, but clearly more angular was the disguise, the completely new coloring worried the rest. The liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine is based on the GPX engine and after a thorough overhaul it has a proud 85 hp (63 Kw) instead of 75 hp (56 Kw). The simple fact is that Kawasaki are all but unbeatable at building in-line fours that go like hell and don't fall apart. In 1981 they started the excellent GPZ550 line and in 1984 brought out the GPZ900R, the big Ninja that left many people speechless with admiration.