Kawasaki GT550

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Kawasaki GT550
Manufacturer
Also called GT 550
Production 1982 -
Class Road
Engine
Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 Valves per cylinder.
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Ignition CDI
Transmission 6 Speed
Frame Double closed steel cradle frame.
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Swinging arm
Brakes Front: 2x Disc
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 120/90-18
Wheelbase 1475 mm / 58.0 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.4 in
Weight 221 kg / 487 lbs (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-401
Fuel Capacity 22 Liters / 5.8 US gal
Related Kawasaki ZR550B
Manuals Service Manual



Engine[edit]

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 Valves per cylinder.. The engine featured a 9.5:1 compression ratio.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 120/90-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2x Disc in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Swinging arm. The GT550 was fitted with a 22 Liters / 5.8 US gal fuel tank. The wheelbase was 1475 mm / 58.0 in long.

Photos[edit]

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Overview[edit]

Make Model Kawasaki GT 550
Year 1982 -
Engine Type Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 Valves per cylinder.
Displacement 553 cc / 33.7 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 58 x 52.4 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression 9.5:1
Induction 4x TK K26V mm carburetors
Ignition CDI
Starting Electric
Max Power 58 hp / 43.2 kW @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 2,571 (36/14) 2nd 1,777 (32/18) 3rd 1,380 (29/21) 4th 1,125 (27/24) 5th 0,961 (25/26)
Frame Double closed steel cradle frame.
Front Suspension Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 160 mm / 6.2 in
Rear Suspension Swinging arm
Rear Wheel Travel 105 mm / 4.1 in
Front Brakes 2x Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 120/90-18
Rake 28°
Trail 107 mm / 4.2 in
Wheelbase 1475 mm / 58.0 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.4 in
Ground Clearance 155 mm / 6.1 in
Wet Weight 221 kg / 487 lbs
Fuel Capacity 22 Liters / 5.8 US gal