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2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R

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2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R

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2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Sport
BASE MSRP(US)  $4,999.00
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
US Miles Per Gallon (Combined)  51
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Combined)  4.6
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)  10.5
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  388 / 176
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  434.4 / 197
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
Top Crown  Standard
Stand Type  Center / Kick
Lower Fairing  Standard
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
License Plate  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Light
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
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:  
Folding  Yes
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  Yes
Height  Low
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Headlight Mounts  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Convenience:  
Handlebar Lock  Standard

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Everything my 250 isn't
By Stevie(Owner), Jan. 3, 2009
I just upgraded from an '07 250 to an '09 500. Things I noticed right off the bat...it's a heavier bike and MUCH more stable in the wind. It also has a wind shield that's much more effective than the 250's. It has delicious power. The turn signal indicators are easier to use. Neutral is easier ... Read Full Review

 

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Nice bike
By Benjamin Chambers(Owner), Dec. 14, 2008
This is the first bike I've ever purchased. I rode 250cc dirtbikes when I was younger, but never a street bike. I'm finding this to be a very good beginner bike; good power, but not to much to make a novice road rider overwhelmed. If your looking for ridiculous speed and performance, this bikes n... Read Full Review

 

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Great Commuter Bike
By Patrick Williams(Owner), Feb. 20, 2010
Been riding for over 35 years, when gas prices went over $4/gal, I got a Ninja 500 to commute to work. Enough power to cruise hwy speeds all day, cheap price and insurance. Not all bent like a rocket bike, but not laid back like a cruiser. Old style but that what I needed for a commuter bike. Read Full Review

 

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Purchasing my second
By dave(Owner), Sep. 1, 2010
After many years of ridding different bikes, mainly sport and a BMW K100RS. I've come back to complete my collection of motorcycles to the Ninja 500. I can only say good things about this bike, and since this is the last year in production I decided to grab one before they're gone for good. Simplici... Read Full Review

 

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First Bike
By Jessica(Owner), Dec. 7, 2009
This is my first bike - I bought it 8 weeks ago and absolutly love it! Its comfortable and stable and the performance is nice. I am a beginner and while I feel uneasy (butterflys, etc) I also feel like I can handle the bike! Its a great feeling.... ive dropped it once and stood it right back up with... Read Full Review

 

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