Kawasaki GPZ550 (ZX550A): review, history, specs


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Class: sport-touring

Production: 1984-1988

Predecessor: Kawasaki KZ550

Successor: Kawasaki GPZ500R; Kawasaki GPZ600R

Model
Kawasaki GPZ550 (ZX550A)

(Europe, North America, Australia)

1984-1988

Kawasaki GPZ550 (ZX550A)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1984 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki GPZ550

Code: ZX550-A1

1985 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki GPZ550

Code: ZX550-A2

1986 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki GPZ550

Code: ZX550-A3

1987 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki GPZ550

Code: ZX550-A4

1988 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki GPZ550

Code: ZX550-A5

Specifications

Kawasaki GPZ550 (ZX550A): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2155 mm / 84,8 in

2205 mm / 86,8 in – GPZ550 (Europe, Australia)

Overall width 720 mm / 28,3 in
Overall height 1245 mm / 49,0 in
Wheelbase 1445 mm / 56,9 in
Ground clearance 160 mm / 6,3 in
Seat height 780 mm / 30,7 in
Dry weight 191 kg / 421 lbs
Curb (wet) weight 209 kg / 461 lbs
FRAME Type Tubular, double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Air-adjustable telescopic fork, 160 mm / 5,9 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-trak with mono-shock (adjustable pre-load & rebound damping), 130 mm / 5,1 in
Front tire size 100/90-18 (56H)
Rear tire size 120/80-18 (62H)
Front brake Double disc, 1-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 18,0 l / 4,75 US gal
Trail 95 mm / 3,74 in
Fuel economy 4,8 l / 100 km (49 mpg)
ENGINE Type Air-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4 cylinders in-line
Bore & Stroke 58,0 x 52,4 mm
Displacement 553 cm³ (33,7 cu in)
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Max. power 65,0 hp (47,8 kW) / 10500 rpm

51,0 hp (37,5 kW) / 8700 rpm – GPZ550 (Switzerland)

Max. torque 48,0 Nm (4,9 kg*m) / 8500 rpm

42,0 Nm (4,3 kg*m) / 8000 rpm – GPZ550 (Switzerland)

0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 4,9 sec
Top speed 196 km/h (122 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x TK K27V
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.934
Final reduction 2.375
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, 259W at 10000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-12 Ah

Images

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Videos

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Manuals

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