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Kawasaki KX 500 Specs

The Kawasaki KX 500 model is a Cross / motocross bike manufactured by Kawasaki . In this version sold from year 1987 , the dry weight is  and it is equiped with a Single cylinder, two-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 65.00 HP (47.4 kW) and a maximum torque of  . With this drive-train, the Kawasaki KX 500 is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of  . Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Kawasaki KX 500 have a steel tubing, aluminum rear subframe frame with front suspension being showa forks and in the rear suspension it is equiped with monoshock . Stock tire sizes are -21 on the front, and 130/90-19 on the rear. As for stopping power, the Kawasaki KX 500 braking system includes Single disc. hydraulic single piston size  at the front and Single disc. hydraulic single piston size  at the rear. 

Kawasaki KX 500 General Information

Brand Kawasaki 
Model Kawasaki KX 500 
Year 1987 
Year 1987 
Category Cross / motocross 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)  

Kawasaki KX 500 Dimensions, Aerodynamics and weight

Frame type steel tubing, aluminum rear subframe 
Seat details  
Seat Height  
Alternate Seat Height  
Ground Clearance  
Trail size  
Wheels details  
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions -21 
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions 130/90-19 
Front brakes Single disc. hydraulic single piston 
Rear brakes Single disc. hydraulic single piston 
Front Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions  
Rear Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions  
Curb Weight (including fluids)  
Dry Weight  
Front Percentage of Weight  
Rear Percentage of Weight  
Weight-Power Output Ratio :  
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.14 litres (4.00 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity  
Carrying Details and Capacity  
Front Suspension showa forks 
Front Suspension Travel 300 mm (11.8 inches) 
Rear Suspension monoshock 
Rear Suspension Travel 330 mm (13.0 inches) 

Kawasaki KX 500 Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders Single cylinder, two-stroke 
Engine details  
Fuel system Carburettor. Keihin flat-slide 
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity 499.00 ccm (30.45 cubic inches) 
Bore x Stroke  
Compression Ratio 8.5:1 
Number of valves per cylinder  
Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration Membrane & variable discharge openings 
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower 65.00 HP (47.4 kW) 
Maximum torque  
Engine Maximum RPM  
Cooling system Liquid 
Lubrication system pre-mix 
Engine oil capacity  
Exhaust system expansion chamber 
Gearbox 5-speed 
Transmission type, final drive ratio Chain 
Clutch type wet plate 

Kawasaki KX 500 Performance

Top Speed  
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph)  
Acceleration 0 to 400m (1/4 mile)  
Recuperation 60 to 140 km/h in highest gear  
Fuel Consumption - MPG - Economy - Efficiency  
CO2 emissions  

Kawasaki KX 500 Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type CDI 
Electrical Details  
Starter Type Kick