Kawasaki KLE500

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Kawasaki KLE500
Manufacturer
Also called KLE500 (reduced effect), KLE 500 (reduced effect), KLE 500
Production 1991 - 2007
Class Road
Engine
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 74.0mm x 58.0mm
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Top Speed 112 mph (180 km/h)
Horsepower 45.06 HP (33.6 KW) @ 8300RPM
Torque 30.24 ft/lbs (41.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Fuel System Keihin CVK34 x 2
Ignition digital
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear: bottom-link uni-trak
Brakes Front: single disc. twin-piston caliper
Rear: single disc. single-piston caliper
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 130/80-17
Wheelbase 59.45 inches (1510 mm)
Length 87.2 inches (2215 mm)
Width 34.65 inches (880 mm)
Height 50.0 inches (1270 mm)
Seat Height 33.46 inches (850 mm)
Weight 399.04 pounds (181.0 Kg) (dry), 181.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 4.50 liters/100 km (22.2 km/l or 52.27 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Kawasaki KLE500 was a twin, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1991 and 2007. It could reach a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h). Max torque was 30.24 ft/lbs (41.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 45.06 HP (33.6 KW) @ 8300 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled twin, four-stroke. A 74.0mm bore x 58.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 498.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 90/90-21 front tire and a 130/80-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. twin-piston caliper in the front and a single disc. single-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 41 mm telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a bottom-link uni-trak. The KLE500 was fitted with a 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 399.04 pounds (181.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.45 inches (1510 mm) long.

1991 - 1998 Kawasaki KLE 500[edit]

The KLE 500 is an enduro bike with a parallel twin, 498cc engine and a narrow chassis which makes it very maneuvrable.




1999 - 2004 Kawasaki KLE 500[edit]

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The KLE 500 is the smallest and least powerful midweight dual-purpose. This model comes equipped with Parallel Twin cylinder, four stroke, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC.


2005 Kawasaki KLE 500[edit]

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Perfect for both commuting and touring, the 2004 Kawasaki KLE 500 now sports fairing elements derived form the bigger Z1000 machine, making it look more aggressive and modern. Thanks to its wide handlebar, you'll find riding the 2004 Kawasaki KLE 500 through the busy city traffic a breeze, while the grippy side covering of the seat will offer a good bike feel when standing on unpaved tracks.

A compact and easy-to-read instrument cluster has been tucked inside the front cowl and offers all the riding data you need, while being stylish and convenient. Adding touring-oriented accessories will transform the 2004 Kawasaki KLE 500 into a bike that will take you, your luggage and pillion to the great outdoors with effortless ease.


2006 Kawasaki KLE 500[edit]

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Sporting the same styling elements borrowed from its bigger brother Z1000, the 2005 Kawasaki KLE 500 looks a bit on the aggressive side, but it is still the same bike which will take you anywhere. It really doesn't matter whether you're riding the 2005 Kawasaki KLE 500 to work daily or are planning a vacation far from the paved roads - this bike can do both with ease and in a comfortable manner.

A compact and easy-to-read instrument cluster has been tucked inside the front cowl and offers all the riding data you need, while being stylish and convenient. Adding touring-oriented accessories will transform the 2005 Kawasaki KLE 500 into a bike that will take you, your luggage and pillion to the great outdoors with effortless ease.

A high-impact plastic bash plate protects the engine against rocks, while the grippy texture of the seat offers excellent handling when siting and standing, alike.


2007 Kawasaki KLE 500[edit]

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Riding the 2006 Kawasaki KLE 500 to work daily or going on a vacation far from the paved roads - this bike can do both with ease and in a comfortable manner. Equally suitable for city carving in the busy traffic, highway commuting, less-than-perfect countryside roads or the unpaved mountain trails, the 2006 Kawasaki KLE 500 is a nifty all-rounder.

Proudly showing the Z1000-styled windscreen, the front cowl hides a compact and easy-to-read instrument cluster which offers all the riding data you need, while being both stylish and convenient. Adding touring-oriented accessories will transform the 2006 Kawasaki KLE 500 into a bike that will take you, your luggage and pillion to the great outdoors with effortless ease. A high-impact plastic bash plate protects the engine against rocks, while the grippy texture of the seat offers excellent handling when siting and standing, alike.


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