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Kawasaki Ninja 500R FEATURES


Twin-cylinder 498cc Engine

  • Compact parallel-twin design
  • Superior engineering produces sport bike power with broad usable torque
  • Good mass centralization for superior handling

Liquid Cooling

  • Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use
  • Allows closer engine tolerances for more horsepower
  • Includes temperature gauge

Auxiliary Cooling Fan

  • Maintains optimum temperature for best performance, fuel economy and reliability

Four Valves per Cylinder

  • Better breathing for more power at high rpm
  • Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today's gasolines
  • Boosts low-end torque
  • Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow

34mm CVK Semi-flat Slide Carburetors

  • Precise fuel metering provides uniform power delivery at all engine speeds
  • Quick throttle response

Digital Ignition

  • Microprocessor-controlled timing never needs adjustment
  • Ultra-responsive to engine needs

Six-speed Transmission

  • Provides excellent acceleration and relaxed highway cruising

Positive Neutral Finder

  • Just lift the shift pedal from first at a stop to find neutral easily, every time
  • A Kawasaki exclusive

Standard Half Fairing

  • Offers rider wind protection for more comfort
  • Incorporates large, easy-to-read instruments with twin resettable trip meters
  • Stylish lower fairing completes the Ninja image

Double-cradle Steel Box-section Frame

  • High-tensile steel perimeter frame
  • Lightweight, with superior rigidity for more precise handling and better control
  • Centerstand included for convenience

37mm Front Fork

  • Large-diameter fork tubes with thin walls for light weight and exceptional rigidity

Front Disc Brake with Dual-piston Caliper

  • Disc is drilled for better cooling and reduced unsprung weight
  • Dual-piston caliper increases braking effectiveness

Rear Disc Brake

  • Powerful and controllable
  • Single-piston caliper

Bottom-link UNI-TRAK Rear Suspension

  • Lowers the center of gravity for better handling
  • Progressive rate provides a smoother, more controlled ride
  • Lightweight aluminum components provide quick suspension response

17-inch Wheels

  • Wide, modern 17-inch rims fit low-profile, high-performance tires

Centerstand and Sidestand

  • Permits easy parking, cleaning or servicing