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87 Kawasaki KX 500 specificationsKawasaki KX 500 1987


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General information
Model:Kawasaki KX 500
Year:1987
Category:Cross / motocross
Rating:64.4 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement:499.00 ccm (30.45 cubic inches)
Engine type:Single cylinder, two-stroke
Power:65.00 HP (47.4 kW))
Compression:8.5:1
Fuel system:Carburettor. Keihin flat-slide
Fuel control:Membrane & variable discharge openings
Ignition:CDI
Lubrication system:pre-mix
Cooling system:Liquid
Gearbox:5-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
Chain
Clutch:wet plate
Exhaust system:expansion chamber
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type:steel tubing, aluminum rear subframe
Front suspension:showa forks
Front suspension travel:300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear suspension:monoshock
Rear suspension travel:330 mm (13.0 inches)
Front tyre dimensions:-21
Rear tyre dimensions:130/90-19
Front brakes:Single disc. hydraulic single piston
Rear brakes:Single disc. hydraulic single piston
Physical measures and capacities
Fuel capacity:15.14 litres (4.00 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter:Kick
Color options:racing green, blue seat
Comments:insanely fast, lots of excess power.
Modifications compared to previous model:new head, better cooling. last year of thrust washers in gearbox (lasts indefinitely).
Further information
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