Kawasaki KZ550: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki KZ550
Also called KZ550C, KZ 550 C, KZ550 LTD, KZ 550 LTD, KZ 550
Production 1982 - 1984
Class Road
in-line four, four-stroke
Fuel System carburetor. teikei 26mm cv
Ignition standard
Spark Plug NGK D8EA
Battery YUASA YB12A-A
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: wet plate
Final Drive Chain: 530x100
Front Sprocket 16T
Rear Sprocket 38T
Suspension Front: telescopic
Rear: air shocks w/ oil damping
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 130/90-16
Weight 429.9 pounds (195.0 Kg) (dry),
Oil Filter K&N KN-401
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 3.49 Gallon (13.20 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Kawasaki KZ550 LTD was a in-line four, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1982 and 1984.


The engine was a air cooled in-line four, four-stroke. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate.


It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 130/90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic while the rear was equipped with a air shocks w/ oil damping. The KZ550 LTD was fitted with a 3.49 Gallon (13.20 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 429.9 pounds (195.0 Kg).

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