Kawasaki Ninja 500R Specs | Review
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 on Labels: Kawasaki
Kawasaki Ninja 500R Review:
If you want a motorcycle that has proven itself time and time again, look no further than the Kawasaki Ninja 500R. The 500R is a brother to the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, and have beefier machines come in nearly 500cc's. Basic design of the 500R has changed little since it was introduced in the 80s, but over time the engineers at the Kawasaki has added the pieces to bring this classic in the modern era.
The Ninja 500R is equipped with a Liquid Cooled 498cc, 4 stroke Parallel twin engine that can reach a top speed of around 120mph, and run the quarter mile in 12.98 seconds. This is more than enough power to the road, and could make you smile ear to ear on the track. The bike has enough mid-range power-consuming but it really comes through once you roll a bit, that's where the fun really begins. The Bike weighs in at 388 pounds dry trim, and 437 when fully charged the fuel that helps if you ever had slow-speed maneuvers and you need to stop the bike from tipping over.
ninja's really come on its own when used in a vast urban landscape. Its slim design makes the wind lines to separate traffic between California and the engine has enough grunt to accelerate off the danger with a twist of the wrist. One thing you may want to do when doing a lot of cities up to replace the stock mirrors because they tend to be small and slightly to the wrong place for my tastes, and I have a feeling I'm not the only one who thinks so.
In my opinion this bike is one of the best bike for your money. It gets nearly 50 miles per gallon when driving normally, and the MSRP is only about $ 5,000, which is much cheaper than even a few big cheapest I-4 600cc sport bike. You can even take the Ninja used for around $ 2500-3500 by shopping around a bit and try to find a good agreement (see article I bought new VS buying Used). Couple that with cheaper insurance rates you will get a bike less than 600cc and you'll save a bundle enough!
So if you're a new rider looking for a little more power than the Kawasaki Ninja 250R can provide, then look at this bike. You definitely will not be disappointed.
Kawasaki Ninja 500R specs:
Engine Four-stroke, DOHC, parallel twin
Bore x stroke 74.0 x 58.0mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Carburetion Keihin CVK34 x 2
TCBI Ignition with Digital Advance
Chain final drive
Frame High-tensile steel, perimeter design
Rake / trail 27 degrees / 3.6 ins.
Front suspension / wheel travel 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.1 ins.
Rear suspension / wheel travel UNI-contract ® system with single shock / 3.9 ins.
Front tire 110/70-17 tubeless
Rear tire 130/70x17 tubeless
Front brake / rear brake Hydraulic disc / Disc
Overall length is 82.5 ins.
Overall width 27.6 ins.
Overall height 45.7 ins.
Ground clearance 4.7 ins.
Seat height 30.5 ins.
A curb weight 434.4 lbs.