Kawasaki GPX500R (ZX500B): review, history, specs


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Class: sport

Production: 1988-1990

Related: Kawasaki GPX600R

Predecessor: Kawasaki GPZ500R

Successor: Kawasaki ZZR500

Model
Kawasaki GPX500R

1988-1990

(Europe)

Kawasaki GPX500R

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1988 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPX500R

Code: ZX500-B1

1989 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPX500R

Code: ZX500-B2

1990 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPX500R

Code: ZX500-B3

Specifications

Kawasaki GPX500R: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2095 mm / 82,5 in
Overall width 690 mm / 27,1 in
Overall height 1170 mm / 46,1 in
Seat height 755 mm / 29,7 in
Wheelbase 1425 mm / 56,1 in
Ground clearance 115 mm / 4,52 in
Dry weight 180 kg / 397 lbs
Curb (wet) weight 205 kg / 452 lbs
FRAME Type Tubular, double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel 38 mm air assisted forks, ESCS adjustable anti-dive, 140 mm / 5.5 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock, 130 mm / 5.1 in

Adjustment: spring pre-load, rebound damping

Front tire size 110/80-16 55H TL
Rear tire size 130/90-16 67H TL
Front brake Double disc, 270 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 18,0 l / 4,8 US gal
Trail 91 mm / 3,58 in
Fuel economy
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 55,0 x 52,4 mm
Displacement 497 cm³ (30,3 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 76,0 hp (55,9 kW) / 11500 rpm
Max. torque 48,1 Nm (4,9 kgf*m) / 10500 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)
Top speed
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVK30
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction
Final reduction
Gear ratio

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ELECTRICAL Ignition Digital
Alternator
Battery capacity 12V-12Ah

Images

Kawasaki GPX500R: images, gallery.

Kawasaki GPX500R
Kawasaki GPX500R
Kawasaki GPX500R

Videos

Kawasaki GPX500R: video.

Kawasaki GPX 500R (1989)