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2008 Kawasaki Ninja 500R

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2008 Kawasaki Ninja 500R

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2008 Kawasaki Ninja 500R Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Sport
BASE MSRP(US)  $5,099.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  Parallel Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  34 / 25
Torque RPM  8500
Cooling  Liquid / Air
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  74 / 2.92
Stroke (mm/in)  58 / 2.29
Displacement (cc/ci)  498 / 30.4
Compression Ratio  10.8:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  2
Carburetor Size (mm)  34
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Tire Width  110
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  130
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  110/70 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  130/70 R17
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.5 / 37
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.1 / 129.5
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.9 / 99.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  UNI-TRAK®
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.88
Width (in/mm)  27.6 / 701
Height (in/mm)  45.7 / 1160.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)  56.5 / 1435.1
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  4.7 / 119.4
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  10
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  388 / 176
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.8 / 18.2
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.28
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  30.5 / 774.7
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Center / Kick
Lower Fairing  Standard
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Light
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Sport
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  Ninja 500R
Mounts:  
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Decal Kit  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  Yes
Height  Low
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard

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Newbie on a bike having THE BEST TIME
By Brian Smith(Owner), Dec. 6, 2008
I bought this bike new, fresh out of an MSF Rider Class. Mid life crisis :) I planned to commute to work on about 50/50 highway and smaller roads. This is THE BEST bike. I *LOVE* it. Low maintenance, great price, 55 to 62 mpg, great pickup, very forgiving. I was amazed at how well it does not ... Read Full Review

 

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