Kawasaki GPZ900R (ZX900A, Ninja 900): review, history, specs


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Class: sport-touring

Production: 1984-2003

Also called: Kawasaki ZX900A, Kawasaki Ninja 900

Successor: Kawasaki ZX-9R

Models
Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900)

1984-1990

(Europe, North America)

Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900)

1991-1998

(Europe, North America, Japan)

Kawasaki GPZ900R

1999-2003

(Japan)

Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900)
Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900)
Kawasaki GPZ900R

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1984 North America Name: Kawasaki Ninja 900

Frame: ZX900A-000001~, ZX900A-015004~, JKAZX2A1-EA000001~

Code: ZX900-A1

1985 North America Name: Kawasaki Ninja 900

Frame: ZX900A-015001~015003 , ZX900A-015501~ , JKAZX2A1-FA015001

Code: ZX900-A2

1986 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki Ninja 900 (North America), Kawasaki GPZ900R (Europe)

Frame: ZX900A-031001~035100 , JKAZX2A1=GA031001~

Code: ZX900-A3

1987 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-035101~

Code: ZX900-A4

1988 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-038501~

Code: ZX900-A5

1989 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-042001~, JKAZX2A1=KA042001~

Code: ZX900-A6

1990 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-048001~ , JKAZX2A1=LA048001~

Code: ZX900-A7

1991 Europe, Japan Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-056001~ , JKAZX2A1=MA056001~ (Europe); ZX900A-058183~ZX900A-059848 (Japan)

Code: ZX900-A8

1992 Japan Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-063001~ZX900A-063892

Code: ZX900-A9

1993 Europe, Japan Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-068001~078000~ (Europe); ZX900A-068921~070887 (Japan)

Code: ZX900-A10

1998 Japan, Malaysia Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-078001!ZX900A-080555

Code: ZX900-A11

1999 Japan, Malaysia Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-085001~ZX900A-087079

Code: ZX900-A12

2000 Japan, Malaysia Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-090001~ZX900A-090474

Code: ZX900-A13

2001 Japan, Malaysia Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-092001~ZX900A-092690

Code: ZX900-A14

2002 Japan, Malaysia Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-095001~

Code: ZX900-A15

2003 Japan, Malaysia Name: Kawasaki GPZ900R

Frame: ZX900A-097001~ZX900A-097162

Code: ZX900-A16

Specifications

Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900, ZX900A): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2200 mm / 86,6 in
Overall width 750 mm / 29,5 in
Overall height 1215 mm / 47,8 in
Seat height 780 mm / 30,7 in
Wheelbase 1495 mm / 58,8 in
Ground clearance 140 mm / 5,5 in
Dry weight 228 kg / 502 lbs – ZX900-A1~A6

234 kg / 516 lbs – ZX900-A7~A16

Curb (wet) weight 249 kg / 549 lbs – ZX900-A1~A6

255 kg / 562 lbs – ZX900-A7~A16

FRAME Type Tubular, diamond (steel)
Front suspension, travel 38 mm telescopic fork, 140 mm / 5,51 in – ZX900-A1~A6

41 mm telescopic fork (+ anti-dive), 140 mm / 5,51 in – ZX900-A7~A16

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Unitrak with mono-shock, 115 mm / 4,52 in
Front tire size 120/80-16 – ZX900-A1~A6

120/70-17 – ZX900-A7~A16

Rear tire size 130/80-18 – ZX900-A1~A6

150/70-18 – ZX900-A7~A16

Front brake Double disc, 280 mm, 1-piston caliper – ZX900-A1~A6

Double disc, 300 mm, 4-piston caliper – ZX900-A7~A11

Double disc, 300 mm, 6-piston caliper – ZX900-A12~A16

Rear brake Single disc, 270 mm, 1-piston caliper – ZX900-A1~A6

Single disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper – ZX900-A7~A16

Fuel capacity 22,0 l / 5,81 US gal (incl. reserve – 4,0 l)
Trail 114 mm / 4,48 in
Fuel economy 5,88 l / 100 km
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 72,5 x 55,0 mm
Displacement 908 cm³ (55,41 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 115,0 hp (84,6 kW) / 9500 rpm – Max. ZX900-A1~A6

108 hp (79,4 kW) – Max. ZX900-A7+

110,0 hp (80,9 kW) / 9500 rpm – ZX900-A3~A6 (USA)

100,0 hp (73,5 kW) – ZX900 (Germany, France)

86 hp (63,2 kW) / 9000 rpm – ZX900A8-A16 (Japan)

Max. torque 85,3 Nm (8,7 kgf*m) / 5000 rpm – Max.

72 Nm (7,3 kgf*m) / 6500 rpm – ZX900A8-A16 (Japan)

0 to 100 km/h 3,8 sec
Top speed 243 km/h (151 mph)

180 km/h (110 mph) - GPZ900R (Japan, 1991-2003)

CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVK34
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.732
Final reduction 2.882

2.941 (North America)

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.800

2.000

1.590

1.333

1.153

1.035

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator 25A at 6000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-14Ah

Images

Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900, ZX900A): images, gallery.

Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900)
Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900)
Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900)

Videos

Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900, ZX900A): video.

KAWASAKI GPZ900R

Manuals

Kawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900, ZX900A): manuals, parts, microfiches.