Kawasaki KLE 500

Kawasaki KLE 500

17. 9. 2022 0 By toner

Kawasaki KLE 500

Kawasaki KLE 500 is a very popular motorcycle from the road enduro segment, which the popular Japanese company sold from 1991 to 2007. The machine was really successful and that is why it underwent only minor modifications during the long years when it was produced. What works well is simply not necessary to improve.

The Kawasaki KLE 500 relies on the proven engine from the GPZ 500, which has only been modified for enduro purposes. It is a four-stroke in-line twin cylinder with water cooling and eight valves. The engine capacity is 498 cm³. The model could reach a maximum speed of up to 165 kilometers per hour, the average fuel consumption is then about 4.5 liters.

technical parameters Kawasaki KLE 500

 

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Production 1991 – 2007
Class road enduro
Engine four-stroke, liquid-cooled eight-valve in-line twin cylinder DOHC with a displacement of 498 cm³
Compression ratio 9,8:1
Power 33 kW (45 k) , 8300 rpm
Torque 41 Nm (7500 rpm)
Transmission six-speed
Brakes front: 1 disc 300 mm 2 pistons, rear: disc 230 mm single piston
Tires front 90/90-21, rear 130/80-17
Wheelbase 1500 mm
Dimensions 2215 mm (l), 880 mm (w), 1270 mm (h)
Seat height 850 mm
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Bore 74 mm

Kawasaki KLE 500

KLE 500 rear