Kawasaki Ninja 500R

The Kawasaki Ninja 500R offers stable handling and friendly power delivery for new riders, coupled with Ninja styling and willing performance for the more experienced motorcyclist.

Providing excellent fuel economy and an affordable purchase price, the 500R is also a great choice for those who are looking to ease the crunch of soaring gas prices and add some fun to their daily commute.

Expert and beginning riders will appreciate the Ninja 500R’s liquid-cooled, inline twin-cylinder four-stroke engine. With dual overhead cams actuating four valves per cylinder, the snappy motor is user-friendly and inspirational.
Exploring the top end of this engine’s rev range is entertaining for even the most seasoned riders.

Kawasaki Ninja 500R

The high-performance engine isn’t the only selling point for the Ninja 500R. On twisty back roads, the bike’s lightweight, compact design makes for a great-handling machine. This is complemented by Kawasaki’s UNI-TRAK® rear suspension system, with a progressive linkage similar to the larger-displacement Ninja models.

The Ninja 500R also has the same sporty styling, which contribute to both form and function—the aerodynamic half-fairing provides wind protection for the rider, and is stylishly complemented by a lower fairing.

2007 Kawasaki Ninja 500R Specifications


  • Engine: Four-stroke, DOHC, parallel twin
  • Displacement: 498cc
  • Starting: Electric
  • Bore x stroke: 74.0 x 58.0mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.8:1
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Carburetion: Keihin CVK34 x 2
  • Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Frame: High-tensile steel, perimeter design
  • Rake / trail: 27 degrees / 3.6 in.
  • Front suspension / wheel travel: 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.1 in.
  • Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® system with single shock / 3.9 in.
  • Front tire: 11/70x17 tubeless
  • Rear tire: 130/70x17 tubeless
  • Front brake / rear brake: Hydraulic disc / Disc
  • Overall length: 82.5 in.
  • Overall width: 27.6 in.
  • Overall height: 45.7 in.
  • Ground clearance: 4.7 in.
  • Seat height: 30.5 in.
  • Dry weight: 388 lbs.
  • Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal.
  • Wheelbase: 56.5 in.
  • Color: Metallic Titanium or Solar Yellow
  • MSRP: $5,049

Features


Twin-cylinder 498cc Engine

  • Compact parallel-twin design
  • Superior engineering produces sport bike power with broad usable torque
  • Good mass centralization for superior handling


Liquid Cooling

  • Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use
  • Allows closer engine tolerances for more horsepower
  • Includes temperature gauge


Auxiliary Cooling Fan

  • Maintains optimum temperature for best performance, fuel economy and reliability


Four Valves per Cylinder

  • Better breathing for more power at high rpm
  • Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today’s gasolines
  • Boosts low-end torque
  • Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow


34mm CVK Semi-flat Slide Carburetors

  • Precise fuel metering provides uniform power delivery at all engine speeds
  • Quick throttle response


Digital Ignition

  • Microprocessor-controlled timing never needs adjustment
  • Ultra-responsive to engine needs


Six-speed Transmission

  • Provides excellent acceleration and relaxed highway cruising


Positive Neutral Finder

  • Just lift the shift pedal from first at a stop to find neutral easily, every time
  • A Kawasaki exclusive


Standard Half Fairing

  • Offers rider wind protection for more comfort
  • Incorporates large, easy-to-read instruments with twin resettable trip meters
  • Stylish lower fairing completes the Ninja® image


Double-cradle Steel Box-section Frame

  • High-tensile steel perimeter frame
  • Lightweight, with superior rigidity for more precise handling and better control
  • Centerstand included for convenience


37mm Front Fork

  • Large-diameter fork tubes with thin walls for light weight and exceptional rigidity


Front Disc Brake with Dual-piston Caliper

  • Disc is drilled for better cooling and reduced unsprung weight
  • Dual-piston caliper increases braking effectiveness


Rear Disc Brake

  • Powerful and controllable
  • Single-piston caliper


Bottom-link UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension

  • Lowers the center of gravity for better handling
  • Progressive rate provides a smoother, more controlled ride
  • Lightweight aluminum components provide quick suspension response


17-inch Wheels

  • Wide, modern 17-inch rims fit low-profile, high-performance tires


Centerstand and Sidestand

  • Permits easy parking, cleaning or servicing

7 comments:

im like 5’3 130lbs and i really want this bike does anybody kno if its gonna work for me

anyone know how to check the fuel level on a 2007 500r it would help alot thanks.

i GOT MY NINJA 500 IN FEB. AND PUT ON A V&H 2 INTO 1 EXG W/ A STAGE 1 JET KIT. THAT PUTS THE HORSE POWER TO ABOUT 72.TOP SPEED FOR MINE IS 130MPH BEFORE THE TAIL STARTS TO GET LOOSE. STILL HAVING LOTS OF FUN!!!

I read a review on a 1994 model that ran a 12.98 quarter mile. I’ll find out what my 2007 runs when the drag strip opens next season. Mine will run a redline limited 140mph. I weigh 135 lbs, though. These bikes are a lot of fun, I recomend them as a first bike or a commuter. Very nice to ride.

anyone in the st. louis area wanna ride

i just bought an 07 ninja 500R does any one know the time in the quarter mile or the top speed.

just bought a 2006 ninja 500. first time rider.. finding very easy to get the hang of it. i recomend it for first time riders.
having lots of fun. smiley

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