Kawasaki GT550 (Z550GT): review, history, specs


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Class: standard

Production: 1983-1994

Related: Kawasaki KZ550

Also called: Kawasaki Z550GT

Model
Kawasaki GT550 (Z550GT)

(Europe, Australia)

1983-1994

Kawasaki GT550 (Z550GT)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1983 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki GT550

Code: Z550-G1

1984 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki GT550

Code: Z550-G2

1986 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki GT550

Code: Z550-G3

1987 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki GT550

Code: Z550-G4

1988 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki GT550

Code: Z550-G5

1989 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki GT550

Code: Z550-G6

1991 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki GT550

Code: Z550-G7

1993 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki GT550

Code: Z550-G8

1994 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki GT550

Code: Z550-G9

Specifications

Kawasaki GT550 (Z550GT): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2230 mm / 87,8 in
Overall width 755 mm / 29,7 in
Overall height 1100 mm / 43,3 in
Wheelbase 1475 mm / 58,1 in
Ground clearance 155 mm / 6,1 in
Seat height 800 mm / 31,5 in
Dry weight 201 kg / 443 lbs
Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Tubular, double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Air-adjustable telescopic fork, 160 mm / 5,9 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with air-assisted twin-shock (adjustable 4-way rebound damping), 105 mm / 4,1 in
Front tire size 100/90-19 (57H)
Rear tire size 120/90-18 (65H)
Front brake Double disc, 1-piston calipers
Rear brake Drum
Fuel capacity 21,5 l / 5,7 US gal
Trail 107 mm / 4,21 in
Fuel economy 5,2 l / 100 km (45 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 9.5:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Max. power 60,0 hp (44,1 kW) / 10000 rpm – GT550 (Australia)

56,0 hp (41,2 kW) / 9000 rpm – GT550 (Europe)

Max. torque 46,1 Nm (4,7 kg*m) / 8000 rpm – GT550 (Australia)

48,0 Nm (4,9 kg*m) / 7500 rpm – GT550 (Europe)

0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 5,5 sec
Top speed 177 km/h (110 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x TK K26V – GT550 (to 1987)

Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVK30 – GT550 (from 1987)

DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 2.934
Final reduction 2.522
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
Battery capacity 12V-12 Ah

Images

Kawasaki GT550 (Z550GT): images, gallery.

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Videos

Kawasaki GT550 (Z550GT): video.

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