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2024 Kawasaki NINJA® 500

2024 Kawasaki NINJA® 500
Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Raw Graystone-ABS
MSRP: $5,699.00
Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Condition: New

Description

Make Your Statement with the all-new Ninja® 500 sportbike. Turn heads with the aggressive styling Ninja® sportbikes are known for and set the tone with a 451cc twin-cylinder engine. Experience legendary Ninja performance on the sportbike designed to lead the crowd.

Specifications

Technology

Assist and Slipper Clutch
Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
Economical Riding Indicator
Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.
Smartphone Connectivity
Clever technology enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. Vehicle information (such as the odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc) can be viewed on the smartphone. Riding logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, gear position, rpm, and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, telephone (call, mail) notices are displayed on the instrument panel. Riders can also make changes to their motorcycle’s instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc) via the smartphone. And on certain models, it is even possible to check and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support features, and payload settings) using the smartphone.
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
Ergo-Fit
Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.
KIPASS (Kawasaki's Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System)
Clever technology enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. Vehicle information (such as the odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc) can be viewed on the smartphone. Riding logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, gear position, rpm, and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, telephone (call, mail) notices are displayed on the instrument panel. Riders can also make changes to their motorcycle’s instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc) via the smartphone. And on certain models, it is even possible to check and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support features, and payload settings) using the smartphone.
 

Power

Engine
4-stroke, Parallel Twin, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Displacement
451cc
Bore X Stroke
70.0 x 58.6mm
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
Maximum Horsepower
51.0 hp¹ @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque
31.7 lb-ft @ 7,500 rpm
Fuel System
DFI® with dual 32mm throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission
6-speed
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids
Economical Riding Indicator, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS only)
 

Performance

Front Suspension/Wheel Travel
41mm hydraulic telescopic fork/4.7 in
Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel
Horizontal back-link with adjustable spring preload/5.1 in
Front Tire
110/70-17
Rear Tire
150/60-17
Front Brakes
Single 310mm semi-floating disc with 2-piston calipers (and ABS)
Rear Brakes
Single 220mm disc with single-piston caliper (and ABS)
 

Details

Frame Type
Trellis, high-tensile steel
Rake & Trail
24.5°/3.6 in
Overall Length
78.5 in
Overall Width
28.7 in
Overall Height
44.1 in
Ground Clearance
5.7 in
Seat Height
30.9 in
Curb Weight
374.9 lb*(ABS) / 377.1 lb* (ABS) 50-State Model, 370.4 lb* (non-ABS) / 372.6 lb* (non-ABS) 50-State Model
Fuel Capacity
3.7 gal
Wheelbase
54.1 in
Special Items
ERGO-FIT®, LCD Instrumentation with Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP
Color Choices
Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Raw Graystone, Metallic Matte Whitish Silver/Metallic Moondust Gray, Passion Red/Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Matte Dark Gray
Warranty
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months
 

Features

Power

  • Raising The Standard With an all-new 451cc parallel-twin engine, the Ninja® 500 gives you smooth acceleration and well-balanced output for any kind of ride you’re looking for. No matter where your ride takes you, this powerplant is built for more.
  • Assist & Slipper Clutch The assist function helps you enjoy an exceptionally light clutch pull and wide clutch engagement range for confident control, while the slipper function reduces rear-wheel skipping and hopping when downshifting for more confidence.
  • A Range Of Power This new engine provides well-balanced power throughout the rev range at the twist of the wrist. Perfect for a variety of riding situations, the Ninja® 500 delivers strong low-end power for city streets and high-end revs for top highway speeds.

Handling

  • Lightweight Trellis Frame The compact trellis frame offers a light overall weight and a slim overall package without sacrificing the rigidity and durability expected from Kawasaki.
  • Planted Suspension The rigid 41mm telescopic front fork provides excellent suspension action, giving you exceptional ride comfort and a firmly planted front wheel feel for easy direction changes and confident handling in every riding situation. Bottom-link Uni-Trak® rear suspension with 5-way preload adjustability lets riders adjust the stiffness and ride height to suit body weight or two-up riding.
  • Sure Stopping Power The Ninja® 500 motorcycle’s large 310mm semi-floating front disc brake and newly-designed front brake master cylinder, along with a 220mm rear disc slowed by a dual piston caliper, work together to offer sure stopping power. ABS options are available for even more reassurance.

Ergonomics

  • A Relaxed Ride The sporty riding position with elevated clip-on handlebars and foot-forward footpeg position result in a relaxed rider triangle that works well for a wide variety of riders and riding situations.
  • Superior Ride Comfort Seat cushioning uses low-rebound urethane and has ample padding in the front portion for a flat overall shape, delivering superb ride comfort, while the large-volume bodywork provides excellent protection from the wind.
  • Down To Earth Reach The slim tapered design of the seat and narrow fuel tank interface gives riders an unobstructed line for their feet to reach the ground, so you can ride with even more confidence.

Styling

  • Face The Future With its distinctive front face and sleek, flowing lines, this bike embodies the classic race-inspired, big-bike look of the Ninja® supersport family.
  • Shine On The compact hybrid projector/reflector headlights with projector low-beams and reflector high-beams are the key to the Ninja® 500 sportbike’s distinctive face, creating a fierce expression with a high-quality finish.
  • Turn Heads Built-in front turn signals with a sleek appearance are highly visible. Don’t be surprised if they attract some extra (wanted) attention.
  • Flowing Bodywork The flowing, layered design throughout the body gives off a sporty, race-inspired image that you’ll be thrilled to show off.
  • Fully Equipped Cockpit An all-new high-contrast LCD instrument panel connects human to machine. Bluetooth® allows for wireless smartphone connection, and with RIDEOLOGY THE APP, riders can access vehicle info, riding logs, phone notifications, group ride communication, and maintenance logs.

Special Edition

  • High Tech A high-grade color display with TFT technology adds a modern touch with high visibility.
  • Easy Release KIPASS (Kawasaki's Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System) is a master key system that allows remote activation of the bike's main switch and steering lock. With the compact key fob in pocket, you can release your bike's steering lock and main switch simply by approaching the bike.
  • More Of What You Love In addition to exclusive color and graphics, the Ninja® 500 SE ABS features LED turn signals, a large clear windshield, a pillion seat cover, frame sliders, a USB-C outlet, a tank pad, knee pads, and a radiator screen.

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