Kawasaki GPz 500S
Liquid cooled, four stroke, parallel twin cylinders. DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, 60bhp @ 8500rpm, 6 speed, 176kg.
1990 kawasaki gpz 500s
The Ninja 500's chassis received a thorough going-over for this year. Wider 17-inch rims replace the skinny 16-inch hoops of the original EX, and the 37mm Kayaba front fork boasts 1mm larger stanchion tubes than last year's. The brakes were also upgraded, with a new twin-piston caliper grabbing a 280mm disc up front, and a disc setup replacing the previous drum components in back. A redesigned swingarm, pirated from the European market KLE500 (Kawasaki's Paris-Dakar replica), supplants the original's somewhat wimpy-looking stocker.