Kawasaki GPZ500R (ZX500A): review, history, specs


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Class: sport

Production: 1985-1987

Predecessor: Kawasaki GPZ550

Successor: Kawasaki GPX500R

Related: Kawasaki GPZ600R

Model
Kawasaki GPZ500R (ZX500A)

(Europe)

1985-1987

Kawasaki GPZ500R (ZX500A)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1985 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPZ500R

Code: ZX500-A1

1986 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPZ500R

Code: ZX500-A2

1987 Europe Name: Kawasaki GPZ500R

Code: ZX500-A3

Specifications

Kawasaki GPZ500R (ZX500A): 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 140 mm / 5,5 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 214 kg / 472 lbs
FRAME Type Tubular, double cradle (steel)
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
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 71,0 hp (52,2 kW) / 11500 rpm
Max. torque 46,1 Nm (4,7 kg*m) / 10000 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 2.641
Final reduction 2.600
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.571

1.777

1.380

1.125

0.961

0.851

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC, 280W at 10000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-12Ah

Images

Kawasaki GPZ500R (ZX500A): images, gallery.

Kawasaki GPZ500R (ZX500-A)
Kawasaki GPZ500R (ZX500-A)
Kawasaki GPZ500R (ZX500-A)

Manuals

Kawasaki GPZ500R (ZX500A): manuals, parts, microfiches.