Motorcycle Buyers Guide — Kawasaki EX500, GPZ500S, Ninja 500R, ZZ-R500

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Kawasaki Ninja 500 R

NINJA® 500R sportbike is not versatile; it’s also one of the buys in motorcycling. You just argue with a bike provides plenty of power, a riding position and Kawasaki’s sportbike styling.

Novice and riders alike will the 500R’s liquid-cooled, inline four-… engine. With overhead cams actuating valves per cylinder, the snappy is user-friendly and inspirational. Indeed, the top end of this engine’s rev range is for even the most seasoned of

Of course, the NINJA 500R’s isn’t its only selling On twisty back roads, the lightweight, compact design for a great-handling machine. This is by Kawasaki’s UNI-TRAK® progressive suspension system, standard on the larger-displacement NINJA models.

The also shares the larger-displacement sporty styling cues, contribute to both form and Furthermore, the sleek-looking half-fairing plenty of wind protection, and is complemented by the lower fairing.

— DOHC cylinder and free-breathing 4 valves per cylinder for Ninja® performance.

— digital ignition and twin CVK carburetors deliver smooth response.

— Liquid for optimal temperature, more performance and extended durability.

Slick-shifting 6-speed transmission Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Finder that makes neutral easy.

— gear-driven engine balancer out the power.

— Thickly seat, wind-cheating half and upswept lower engine add up to comfort and style.

— chassis technology: Adjustable single rear shock sturdy box-section steel frame, front and rear steel hydraulic disc and wide, modern tubeless wheels and tires.

— Comprehensive instrumentation tachometer and speedometer.

— rear-view mirrors. Friendly grab rail. Retract-able cord hooks. And a convenient

— Kawasaki

The Kawasaki 500R sportbike provides approaching that of larger machines for experienced riders, entry-level riders will its low seat height and smooth, power and handling confidence-inspiring. by a liquid-cooled, in-line twin four-… engine with overhead cams actuating valves per cylinder, the Ninja 500 power that is ideal for novice riders gain

And although the powerband may be novice this doesn’t mean riders won’t find the inspiring. At higher revs engine produces surprising that lets seasoned take command.


MBG (Rating 7.5/10) The Ninja should really be considered by riders, since it is one of the best of preparing for the more intense and ride of a modern 600cc, the next level. If price a factor, then mounts as the SV650S, Katana 600 or Bandit 600 possibly do a better job. But at the the ninja remains unique.

MR says: Kawasaki introduced the as a sub-$3000 sport bike, and to capture the market for beginners and seekers. With its vertical engine, simple steel and single front disc it appeared that the EX would be in the performance department, but the numbers a different story. The little 500 a remarkable 51.76 horses at rivaling the Honda VF500F and the FZ600, both of which had 4

The power to weight ratio was than any middleweight, including own Ninja 600. The single disc, thanks to the lack of had the EX stopping quicker than any middleweight at the time. Kawasaki such amazing results by a simple design that require huge efforts to the weight down.

All the four bikes had trouble shedding Dropping weight normally increased production costs. The EX didn’t have such Ergonomically, the EX was quite roomy, for 6 footers. The wide seat and bars, combined with the weight, made for a comfortable

A few shortcuts were made in the department, but the aftermarket had solutions for In 1993 the EX500 became the 500′. Changes included wheels and tires, better stiffer forks and new bodywork.

Other than those, the has remained pretty much for its entire life-span.

Torque is Wet weight is 432lb’s.

UMG Says: twin but pre ’94 bikes had 16 wheel that could away on worn OE rubber or Michelins better). Neglect of oil can ruin cams by 20k but usually to 55k before camchain goes. and suspension on early bikes go off a couple of years.

IGM Says 500 (Best buy, Best bike): This is one of the best bikes on the market. Its forgiving parallel twin allows new to develop crucial skills, smooth throttle application, yet enough power to keep you for years. Its nimble chassis and weight make the bike to learn on, yet in the hands of an experienced it can run with the best bikes out

IGM Says (EX500/500 Ninja): has made incremental improvements to its 500 over its 11-year production but the original is still a very bike, and the 1987 model cost about two-thirds than what you’ll pay for a new

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