The Kawasaki Ninja 500R features a four-stroke DOHC parallel twin engine, six-speed transmission and 17-inch wheels. It offers stable handling, excellent fuel economy and liquid cooling to maintain consistent engine temperatures. The Ninja 500R also boasts four valves per cylinder, a compact combustion chamber for increased compression and maximum valve area for optimal flow.
The Kawasaki Ninja 500R’s twin-cylinder, 498cc engine produces friendly power with broad usable torque. The engine’s compact, parallel twin design allows the bike to reach a top speed of 118 mph and reach 0.25 miles in under 13 seconds. The Ninja 500R comes equipped with powerful single-piston-caliper rear disk brakes for abrupt stops.
The Kawasaki Ninja 500R comes liquid-cooled for sustained power during hard use and longer engine life. The bike’s four valves per cylinder provide better breathing for increased power at high rpm, and its compact combustion chamber allows for increased compression, low-end torque and optimal flow.
The Kawasaki Ninja 500R’s bottom-link UNI-TRAK rear suspension lowers the bike’s center of gravity for better handling and a smoother ride. The vehicle has a dry weight of 388 pounds and is equipped with lightweight aluminum to bolster suspension response.
The bike also features Kawasaki’s exclusive positive neutral-finder application to allow the operator to find neutral quickly and easily.