Kawasaki GPz

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Kawasaki GPz
Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Production 2007 - 08
Engine
Four stroke, parallel twin cylinders. DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Ignition TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Spark Plug NGK, DR9EA
Transmission 6 Speed
Frame Iron, Double cradle frame
Suspension Front: 38mm Telescopic forks
Rear: Swinging arm, single shock adjustable for spring preload
Brakes Front: Single 270mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear: Single disc
Front Tire 110/70- 17
Rear Tire 130/70 - 17
Wheelbase 1435 mm / 56.4 in
Seat Height 775 mm / 30.5 in
Weight 176 kg / 388 lbs (dry),
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 15.9 Liters / 4.2 US gal
Manuals Service Manual



Engine[edit]

The engine was a Liquid cooled, cooled Four stroke, parallel twin cylinders. DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.. The engine featured a 10.8:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Wet, multiple discs, cable operated.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/70- 17 front tire and a 130/70 - 17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single 270mm disc 2 piston caliper in the front and a Single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 38mm Telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Swinging arm, single shock adjustable for spring preload. The GPz was fitted with a 15.9 Liters / 4.2 US gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 176 kg / 388 lbs. The wheelbase was 1435 mm / 56.4 in long.

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Overview[edit]

Kawasaki Ninja 500R








Credible performance in an efficient and affordable package

Kawasaki’s Ninja® 500R strikes a perfect balance between function, form and budget that is rarely achieved in the sport bike world. This practical sportbike is ready to rip, but friendly enough for beginners to feel confident in its manners.

At the heart of this excellent platform is the Ninja 500R’s 498cc liquid-cooled, inline twin-cylinder four-stroke engine. Its dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder, make for a robust motor that is both beginner-friendly and rousing to expert riders. No slouch, this half-liter engine has enough gusto to let novices expand their skills and keep even the most seasoned riders quite happy exploring the upper end of its rev range.

Letting the high-performance engine live to its full potential is a lightweight and compact design. One of the major selling points for the Ninja 500R, its great-handling is aided by Kawasaki’s UNI-TRAK® rear suspension system, with a progressive linkage similar to the larger-displacement Ninja models. With the motor and chassis combo, the bike begs to be taken out on twisty back roads.

And the Ninja 500R also shares the same sporty styling of its bigger siblings, with an aerodynamic half-fairing that provides wind protection for the rider and is stylishly complemented by a lower fairing.

FEATURES:

Twin-cylinder 498cc Engine

- Compact parallel-twin design

- Superior engineering produces sport bike power with broad usable torque

- Good mass centralization for superior handling

Liquid Cooling

- Provides consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use

- Allows closer engine tolerances for more horsepower

- Includes temperature gauge

Auxiliary Cooling Fan

- Maintains optimum temperature for best performance, fuel economy and reliability

Four Valves per Cylinder

- Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow

- Better breathing for more power at high rpm and strong low-end torque

- Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today’s gasolines

34mm CVK Semi-flat Slide Carburetors

- Precise fuel metering provides uniform power delivery at all engine speeds

- Quick throttle response

Digital Ignition

- Microprocessor-controlled timing never needs adjustment

- Ultra-responsive to engine needs

Six-speed Transmission

- Translates into a gear for all speeds, excellent acceleration and relaxed highway cruising

Positive Neutral Finder

- A Kawasaki exclusive

- Just lift the shift pedal from first at a stop to find neutral easily, every time

Standard Half Fairing

- Offers rider wind protection for more comfort

- Incorporates large, easy-to-read instruments with two resettable trip meters

- Stylish lower fairing completes the Ninja® image

Double-cradle Steel Box-section Frame

- High-tensile steel perimeter frame

- Lightweight, with superior rigidity for more precise handling and better control

37mm Front Fork

- Large-diameter fork tubes with thin walls for light weight and exceptional rigidity

Dual-Piston Caliper Front Disc Brake

- Disc is drilled for better cooling and reduced unsprung weight

- Dual-piston caliper increases braking effectiveness

Bottom-link UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension

- Lowers the center of gravity for better handling

- Progressive rate provides a smoother, more controlled ride

- Lightweight aluminum components provide quick suspension response

Rear Disc Brake

- Powerful and controllable

- Single-piston caliper

17-inch Wheels

- Wide, modern 17-inch rims fit low-profile, high-performance tires

Sidestand and Centerstand

- Permits easy parking, cleaning or servicing

Budget Friendly

- Affordable retail price


Make Model Kawasaki GPz 500S / EX 500R Ninja
Year 2007 - 08
Engine Type Four stroke, parallel twin cylinders. DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Displacement 498 cc / 30.4 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 74 x 58 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled,
Compression 10.8:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Semi-Synthetic, 10W/40
Induction 2x Keihin CVK34 carburetor
Ignition TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Spark Plug NGK, DR9EA
Starting Electric
Max Power 60 hp / 43.7 kW @ 9800 rpm
Max Power Rear Tire 54.7 hp @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque 46.1 Nm / 4.7 kg-m @ 8500 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Iron, Double cradle frame
Front Suspension 38mm Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in
Rear Suspension Swinging arm, single shock adjustable for spring preload
Rear Wheel Travel 100 mm / 3.9 in
Front Brakes Single 270mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single disc
Trail 91 mm / 3.5 in
Front Tire 110/70- 17
Rear Tire 130/70 - 17
Rake 63°
Dimensions Length 2095 mm / 82.4 in Width 700 mm / 30.3 in Height: 1160 mm / 45.6 in
Wheelbase 1435 mm / 56.4 in
Seat Height 775 mm / 30.5 in
Dry Weight 176 kg / 388 lbs
Fuel Capacity 15.9 Liters / 4.2 US gal