Kawasaki GPZ600R (Ninja 600R): review, history, specs


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Class: sport

Production: 1985-1989

Successor: Kawasaki GPX600R (Ninja 600R)

Also called: ZX600A, ZX600B

Models
Kawasaki GPZ600R (Ninja 600R)

1985-1989

(North America, Europe)

Kawasaki Ninja 600RX with aluminum frame

1987

(North America)

Kawasaki GPZ600R (Ninja 600R)
Kawasaki Ninja 600RX

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1985 North America Name: Kawasaki Ninja 600R

Code: ZX600-A1

1986 North America Name: Kawasaki Ninja 600R

Code: ZX600-A2

1987 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki GPZ600R (Europe); Kawasaki Ninja 600R, Kawasaki Ninja 600RX (North America)

Code: ZX600-A3, ZX600-B1

1988 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPZ600R

Code: ZX600-A4

1989 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPZ600R

Code: ZX600-A5

Specifications

Kawasaki GPZ600R (Ninja 600R): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2140 mm / 84,3 in
Overall width 670 mm / 26,3 in
Overall height 1185 mm / 46,6 in
Seat height 770 mm / 30,3 in
Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56,3 in
Ground clearance 152 mm / 5,98 in
Dry weight 195 kg / 430 lbs – ZX600A (GPZ600R, Ninja 600R)

191 kg / 420 lbs – ZX600B (Ninja 600RX)

Curb (wet) weight 217 kg / 478 lbs – ZX600A (GPZ600R, Ninja 600R)

213 kg / 470 lbs – ZX600B (Ninja 600RX)

FRAME Type Tubular, double cradle (steel) – ZX600A (GPZ600R, Ninja 600R)

Tubular, double cradle (aluminum) – ZX600B (Ninja 600RX)

Front suspension, travel 37 mm Air assisted forks, AVDS adjustable anti-dive, 140 mm / 5,5 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock, 130 mm / 5,1 in

Adjustment: rebound damping

Front tire size 110/90V16
Rear tire size 130/90V16
Front brake Double disc, 270 mm, 1-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 270 mm, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 18,0 l / 4,8 US gal
Trail 97 mm / 3,82 in
Fuel economy 6,0-7,3 l / 100 km
ENGINE Type Water-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 60,0 x 52,5 mm
Displacement 592 cm³ (36,1 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 75,0 hp (55,2 kW) / 10500 rpm
Max. torque 51,9 Nm (5,2 kgf*m) / 8000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 4,2 sec
Top speed 217 km/h (135 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetors, 4x Keihin CVK32
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction
Final reduction
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.571

1.777

1.380

1.125

0.961

0.851

ELECTRICAL Ignition Electronic
Alternator
Battery capacity 12V-12Ah

Images

Kawasaki GPZ600R (Ninja 600R): images, gallery.

Kawasaki GPZ600R (Ninja 600R)
Kawasaki GPZ600R (Ninja 600R)
Kawasaki GPZ600R (Ninja 600R)

Videos

Kawasaki GPZ600R (Ninja 600R): video.

Kawasaki Gpz 600 R

Manuals

Kawasaki GPZ600R (Ninja 600R): manuals, parts, microfiches.