Kawasaki Ninja 500R - 2008 Specifications and Reviews

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General information

ModelKawasaki Ninja 500R

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Transmission typefinal driveChain
Cooling systemLiquid
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
Valves per cylinder4
Fuel systemCarburettor. Keihin CVK34 x 2
Bore x stroke74.0 x 58.0 mm (2.9 x 2.3 inches)
Engine typeIn-line four
Capacity:498.00 ccm (30.39 cubic inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Wheelbase1,435 mm (56.5 inches)
Ground clearance119 mm (4.7 inches)
Overall width701 mm (27.6 inches)
Overall length2,096 mm (82.5 inches)
Overall height1,161 mm (45.7 inches)
Seat height775 mm (30.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Dry weight176.0 kg (388.0 pounds)

Kawasaki Ninja 500R dimensions and frame

Rear brakes diameter220 mm (8.7 inches)
Rear brakesSingle disc
Front brakesSingle disc
Rear tyre dimensions130/70-x17
Front tyre dimensions110/70-17
Rear suspensionUNI-TRAK® system with single shock / 3.9 in.
Front suspension37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.1 in.
Trail91 mm (3.6 inches)
Rake (fork angle)27.0°
Frame typeHigh-tensile steel, perimeter design

Speed and acceleration

Color optionsMetallic Diablo Black, Passion Red
Fuel capacity18.16 litres (4.80 gallons)

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