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Engine
Four-stroke, DOHC, eight-valve parallel twin
Displacement
498 cc
Bore x Stroke
74.0 x 58.0 mm
Cooling System
Liquid
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
Carburetor
Keihin CVK32 x 2
Ignition
Digital TCBI
Transmission
6-Speed
Final Drive
O-Ring Chain
Frame Type
Double-cradle, steel
Rake/Trail
33°/5.9 in.
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
41mm hydraulic fork / 5.9 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Dual hydraulic shocks with five-way adjustable spring preload / 3.9 in.
Front Tire Size
100/90-19
Rear Tire Size
140/90-15
Wheelbase
62.8 in.
Front Brakes
Hydraulic disc
Rear Brakes
Mechanical drum
Fuel Capacity
4.0 gal.
Seat Height
28.1 in.
Curb Weight
471.9 lb.
Overall Length
91.3 in.
Overall Width
32.7 in.
Overall Height
44.3 in.
Ground Clearance
4.7 in.
Color Choices
Metallic Imperial Red
Warranty
12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus
12, 24, 36 or 48 months
* Model not available in California
Model Year
2009
*Note: Specifications and pricing are subject to change. Dealer sets the actual destination charge, your price may vary.
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