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1995 Kawasaki Ninja 500 Specs

    Engine Specifications

    • The motorcycle operates on a liquid cooled, four-stroke, parallel twin engine with four valves per cylinder and 498cc. The engine's bore-stroke ratio is 74 by 58 millimeters, and its compression ratio is 10.8 to 1.


    • The 1995 EX500R Ninja boasts 60 horsepower at 9,800 revolutions per minute (rpm) and a maximum torque of 34 pound-feet at 8,500 rpm. The bike can reach a quarter-mile in 12.5 seconds, at a speed of 102.4 mph. Its four valves per cylinder improves low-end torque and bolsters power at high rpm.


    • The bike uses disc brakes. In the front it is equipped with 2-by-270 millimeter (mm) two-piston calipers and has a single, 230 mm one-piston caliper in the rear. The front disc is drilled for improved cooling. Its braking distance from 60 mph to zero and from 100 mph to zero, respectively, measures 43.5 feet and 126 feet.


    • This model operates on a six-speed transmission. Its front suspension system uses 35 mm telescopic forks and its rear uses a preloaded adjustable monoshock. The fork tubes have a large diameter but thin walls, reducing weight but maintaining strength. Its frame is composed of lightweight, high-tensile steel and is based on a perimeter design.


    • The bike has a fuel capacity of 4.8 gallons and a consumption average of 43 miles per gallon.

    Liquid Cooling

    • The Ninja is equipped with liquid cooling technology that keeps its engine temperature constant, bolstering longevity and power. A built-in temperature gauge helps keep track of the temperature. An auxiliary cooling fan also assists with temperature control.

    Other Specifications

    • The weight of the Ninja is 388 pounds. It uses TCBI ignition with digital advance technology. Its carburetor system uses 34mm CVK semi-flat slide carburetors.

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