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Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 Specs

The Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 model is a Sport touring bike manufactured by Kawasaki . In this version sold from year 1991 , the dry weight is 217.0 kg (478.4 pounds) and it is equiped with a In-line four, four-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 71.07 HP (51.9 kW) and a maximum torque of  . With this drive-train, the Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of 214.0 km/h (133.0 mph) . Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 have a  frame with front suspension being  and in the rear suspension it is equiped with  . Stock tire sizes are 120/60-ZR17 on the front, and 160/60-ZR17 on the rear. As for stopping power, the Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 braking system includes Double disc size  at the front and Single disc size  at the rear. 

Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 General Information

Brand Kawasaki 
Model Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 
Start year 1991 
Year 1991 
Category Sport touring 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)

Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 Dimensions, Aerodynamics and weight

Frame type
Seat details
Length 2,075 mm (81.7 inches) 
Width 700 mm (27.6 inches) 
Height 1,170 mm (46.1 inches) 
Seat Height
Alternate Seat Height
Ground Clearance
Trail size
Wheels details
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions 120/60-ZR17 
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions 160/60-ZR17 
Front brakes Double disc 
Rear brakes Single disc 
Front Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions
Rear Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions
Curb Weight (including fluids)
Dry Weight 217.0 kg (478.4 pounds) 
Front Percentage of Weight
Rear Percentage of Weight
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 0.3275 HP/kg 
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.00 litres (4.76 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity
Carrying Details and Capacity
Front Suspension
Front Suspension Travel
Rear Suspension
Rear Suspension Travel

Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders In-line four, four-stroke 
Engine details
Fuel system Carburettor 
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity 484.00 ccm (29.53 cubic inches) 
Bore x Stroke
Compression Ratio
Number of valves per cylinder
Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower 71.07 HP (51.9 kW) 
Maximum torque
Engine Maximum RPM 16000 
Cooling system Liquid 
Lubrication system
Engine oil capacity
Exhaust system Double stainless steel pipes 
Gearbox 6-speed 
Transmission type, final drive ratio Chain 
Clutch type Wet plate 

Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 Performance

Top Speed 214.0 km/h (133.0 mph) 
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 5.00 litres/100 km (20.0 km/l or 47.04 mpg) 
CO2 emissions 116.0 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission) 

Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type
Electrical Details
Starter Type Electric 
How much horsepower does a Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 have?
The Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 has 71.07 HP (51.9 kW).

How fast is a Kawasaki ZZ-R 500?
The Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 top speed is 214.0 km/h (133.0 mph).

How much does a Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 weighs?
The Kawasaki ZZ-R 500 weighs 217.0 kg (478.4 pounds).