New Kawasaki Z500

Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray RRP £5,699Available To Order

All eyes are on you when riding the all-new Z500 ABS supernaked. With distinctive bodywork and a powerful 451cc engine, this aggressively styled streetfighter is for those who are not afraid to be seen.

Large-Diameter ø310 mm brake disc
Measuring ø310 mm (the same disc size used on the Z1000), the Z500’s semi-floating front disc offers sure stopping power. ABS offers added reassurance when riding.

Lightweight, Advantage Manoeuvrable Chassis
Easy to use is the key, as the compact chassis has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible. Predictable handling thanks to a chassis conceived with light weight, manoeuvrability, and mass centralisation in mind provides excellent feel and inspiring confidence for a wide range of riders. The easy handling also facilitates manoeuvring when parking.

Assist & Slipper Clutch
Kawasaki’s Assist & Slipper Clutch results in a light clutch pull for even more rider-friendly and manageable riding in everyday situations, and reduced skipping and hopping from the rear for better sport riding and added confidence.

Latest-Design Z “Face”
The Z500’s “face” is based around a newly designed triple headlight unit, enveloped by a sharp front cowl to give it an intense look.

Powerful, Rider-Friendly 451 cm3 Parallel-Twin Engine
Ample power from the 451 cm3 engine is available through the entire rpm range to make it easy for riders to use, no matter what kind of riding they are doing, from low-end power for accelerating off the line in the city to top-end revs for riding on the highway. The engine in the new Z500 is up the task, no matter what it may be.

Intense Supernaked Design
The new Z500 has a sharp, aggressive style and retains the large-volume design of other bikes in the Z series to create an aggressive, agile, street-oriented look. Its muscular, athletic bodywork reflects its performance while forming a flowing design that appears to float above the engine. Like other models in the Z Series, sugomi design elements (crouching stance, lowpositioned head and upswept tail) give it a silhouette instantly recognisable as a Kawasaki Supernaked.  

Confidence-Inspiring Reach to the Ground
While seat height is 785 mm, the slim design of both the seat and the rear of the engine gives riders an unobstructed line for their feet to reach the ground. The seat’s flat shape offers ample padding in the front portion without sacrificing the comfortable reach to the ground, which helps riders enjoy the bike with confidence.

New, Larger Displacement Engine
Smooth, powerful acceleration is available with a twist of the wrist from a new 451 cm3 engine. The acceleration feels brisk thanks to plenty of power in the low- to mid-rpm range, and, when the throttle stays on, enough power in the high-rpm range to hit higher speeds with ease. With well-balanced power output and strong acceleration throughout the rev range, the combination of this engine with a lightweight chassis makes the machine well-suited to a wide variety of riding situations including everyday riding.

Instrumentation with Smartphone Connectivity
Both the full LCD instrument panel on the standard models and the TFT display on the SE models offer smartphone connectivity, enabling riders to connect with their machines to enjoy display notifications, riding logs, and community features.

Light, Predictable Handling
The chassis has a supersport-style short-wheelbase/longswingarm design, complemented by an optimised trail setting that delivers light, natural handling. The bike’s light weight also contributes to the easy handling and facilitates manoeuvring when off the bike, such as when parking.

High-Class, Intense Design
No matter from what angle the Z500 is seen, its triple headlightcentred front face and aggressive lines make it clear that this is a member of the Z family, with aggressive Supernaked looks and ample street presence.

Ergonomics for Control
Relaxed rider triangle accommodates a wide range of rider sizes and riding situations, contributing to its riderfriendly character. The relatively upright riding position and wide handlebar put the rider in the ideal position for active control, facilitating dynamic, sporty riding.

Lightweight Trellis Frame
The Z500 features a trellis frame similar in design to that of the Ninja H2. Kawasaki’s advanced dynamic rigidity analysis was used to ensure optimum rigidity with light weight. The engine is rigid-mounted and used as a stressed member. The frame design contributes significantly to the bike’s low curb mass.

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 451 cm³
Bore x Stroke 70 x 58.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 32 mm x 2
Ignition Digital
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Maximum power 33.4 kW {45.4 PS} / 9,000 rpm
CO2 emission 89 g/km
Maximum torque 42.6 N•m {4.3 kgf•m} / 6,000 rpm
Limited power version 35 kW
Power down kit 35 kW Available
Fuel consumption 35 kW kit 4.5 l/100 km
CO2 emission 35 kW kit 104 g/km
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.029 (69/34)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.929 (41/14)
Gear Ratios 2nd 2.056 (37/18)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.619 (34/21)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.333 (32/24)
Gear Ratios 5th 1.154 (30/26)
Gear Ratios 6th 1.037 (28/27)
Final reduction ratio 3.071 (43/14)
Clutch Wet multi-disc
Brakes, front Single semi-floating 310 mm single disc. Caliper: balanced actuation dual-piston.
Brakes, rear Single 220 mm disc, Caliper: dual piston.
Suspension, front 41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with adjustable preload
Frame type Trellis, high-tensile steel
Trail 92 mm
Wheel travel front 120 mm
Wheel travel rear 130 mm
Tyre, front 110/70R17M/C 54H
Tyre, rear 150/60R17M/C 66H
Steering angle, left / right 35° / 35°
L x W x H 1,995 x 800 x 1,055 mm
Wheelbase 1,375 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Fuel Capacity 14 litres
Seat Height 785 mm
Curb mass 172

new 2024 kawasaki z500

(Z500 SE shown in image above)

New 2024 Kawasaki Z500 at Orwell Motorcycles in Ipswich

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