Kawasaki GPZ900R (GPZ 900, ZX900A, Ninja 900)

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Kawasaki GPZ 900

The legendary Kawasaki GPZ900R sports bike was first introduced in 1984 and is the earliest Kawasaki sports bike. In those years, the motorcycle was distinguished by an innovative appearance, but the most notable was its engine - an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled block with a volume of 908 cc. see, gave out fantastic at that time 115 hp, accelerating the motorcycle to 243 km / h, which was a record among mass-produced road bikes. In the North American market, this motorcycle is called the Kawasaki Ninja 900 .

The Kawasaki GPZ900R also led to a significant breakthrough for Japanese motorcycles in the Superbike class. Despite the standard technical features in those years - a steel frame, 16- and 18-inch wheels, air suspension, etc., the motorcycle had not only outstanding dynamic characteristics, but also excellent steering. The reason for this was the special arrangement of the engine, which "sat" in the frame a little lower, thereby lowering the center of gravity.

Kawasaki GPZ 900

In 1986, Kawasaki released the new GPZ1000RX to replace the GPZ900R, but both continued to be produced in parallel. And even the release of Kawasaki ZZ-R1100 (in 1990) did not fundamentally change the situation - the Kawasaki GPZ 900 continued to be produced and sold in Europe until 1993 inclusive. In 1998, the motorcycle production was moved to Malaysia, from where the model went to the domestic Japanese market (and some Asian countries). It was only in 2003 that the production of the Kawasaki GPZ900R was finally stopped.

`` Model Kawasaki GPZ900R had the following names:

  • Kawasaki Ninja 900
  • Kawasaki ZX900A

The main competitors of the Kawasaki GPZ900R in the class:

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Kawasaki GPZ 900
Kawasaki GPZ 900
Kawasaki GPZ 900


Specifications

Specifications Kawasaki GPZ900R:

ModelKawasaki GPZ900R (Ninja 900, ZX900A)
Motorcycle typesports tourist
Release year1984-2003
Framesteel
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume908 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke72.5 x 55.0mm
Compression ratio11.0: 1
Coolingliquid
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 4x Keihin CVK34
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power115.0 h.p. (84.6 kW) @ 9500 rpm - Max. ZX900-A1 ~ A6

108 h.p. (79.4 kW) - Max. ZX900-A7 +

110.0 h.p. (80.9 kW) @ 9500 rpm - ZX900-A3 ~ A6 (US)

100.0 h.p. (73.5 kW) - ZX900 (Germany, France)

86 h.p. (63.2 kW) @ 9000 rpm - ZX900A8-A16 (Japan)

Maximum torque85.3 Nm (8.7 kgf * m) @ 5000 rpm - Max.

72 Nm (7.3 kgf * m) @ 6500 rpm - ZX900A8-A16 (Japan)

Gearbox6-speed
Drive typechain
Front tire size120 / 80-16 - ZX900-A1 ~ A6

120 / 70-17 - ZX900-A7 ~ A16

Rear tire size130 / 80-18 - ZX900-A1 ~ A6

150 / 70-18 - ZX900-A7 ~ A16

Front brakes2 discs, 280mm, 1-piston calipers - ZX900-A1 ~ A6

2 discs, 300mm, 4-piston calipers - ZX900-A7 ~ A11

2 discs, 300mm, 6-piston calipers - ZX900-A12 ~ A16

Rear brakes1 disc, 270mm, 1-piston caliper - ZX900-A1 ~ A6

Single disc, 250mm, 2-piston caliper - ZX900-A7 ~ A16

Front suspension38mm Telescopic Fork, 140mm Travel - ZX900-A1 ~ A6

41mm Telescopic Fork (Anti-Dive), 140mm Travel - ZX900-A7 ~ A16

Rear suspensionpendulum with monoshock, stroke - 115 mm
Dimensions (L x W x H)2200 x 750 x 1215 mm
Wheelbase1495 mm
Saddle height780 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h3.8 sec
Maximum speed243 km / h

180 km / h - Japanese versions (since 1991)

Fuel tank capacity22.0 l (including reserve - 4.0 l)
Motorcycle weight (dry)228 kg - ZX900-A1 ~ A6

234 kg - ZX900-A7 ~ A16

Motorcycle weight (curb)249 kg - ZX900-A1 ~ A6

255 kg - ZX900-A7 ~ A16

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