Kawasaki GPZ500: history, specs, pictures
|Also called||GPZ500S (reduced effect #2), GPZ 500 S (reduced effect #2), GPZ500S (reduced effect), GPZ 500 S (reduced effect), GPZ500S, GPZ 500 S, GPZ 500|
|Production||1987 - 2004|
|Bore / Stroke||74.0mm x 58.0mm|
|Top Speed||117 mph (188 km/h)|
|Horsepower||58.74 HP (43.8 KW) @ 9800RPM|
|Torque||34.0 ft/lbs (46.1 Nm) @ 8500RPM|
|Fuel System||carburetor. keihin cv34 x 2|
|Transmission||Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Brakes||Front: double disc
Rear: single disc
|Wheelbase||56.5 inches (1435 mm)|
|Seat Height||30.51 inches (775 mm)|
|Weight||392.42 pounds (178.0 Kg) (dry), 200.0 kg (wet)|
|Recommended Oil||K-tech 10W-40|
|Fuel Capacity||4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||0.51 liters/100 km (196.1 km/l or 461.22 mpg)|
The Kawasaki GPZ500S was a twin, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1987 and 2004. It could reach a top speed of 117 mph (188 km/h). Max torque was 34.0 ft/lbs (46.1 Nm) @ 8500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 58.74 HP (43.8 KW) @ 9800 RPM.
The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate.
It came with a 110/70-h17 front tire and a 130/70-h17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The GPZ500S was fitted with a 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 392.42 pounds (178.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.5 inches (1435 mm) long.