2006 Kawasaki Ninja EX500


The Ninja® 500R also has the same sporty styling, which contribute to both form and function-the aerodynamic half-fairing provides wind protection for the rider, and is stylishly complemented by a lower fairing.


Twin-cylinder 498cc Engine,  Compact parallel-twin design,  Superior engineering produces sport bike power with broad usable torque,  Good mass centralization for superior handling,  Liquid Cooling,  Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use,  Allows closer engine tolerances for more horsepower,  Includes temperature gauge,  Auxiliary Cooling Fan,  Maintains optimum temperature for best performance, fuel economy and reliability,  Four Valves per Cylinder,  Better breathing for more power at high rpm,  Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today’s gasolines,  Boosts low-end torque,  Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow,  34mm CVK Semi-flat Slide Carburetors,  Precise fuel metering provides uniform power delivery at all engine speeds,  Quick throttle response,  Digital Ignition,  Microprocessor-controlled timing never needs adjustment,  Ultra-responsive to engine needs,  Six-speed Transmission,  Provides excellent acceleration and relaxed highway cruising,  Positive Neutral Finder,  Just lift the shift pedal from first at a stop to find neutral easily, every time.

A Kawasaki exclusive

Standard Half Fairing

Offers rider wind protection for more comfort

Incorporates large, easy-to-read instruments with twin resettable trip meters

Stylish lower fairing completes the Ninja® image

Double-cradle Steel Box-section Frame

High-tensile steel perimeter frame

Lightweight, with superior rigidity for more precise handling and better control

Centerstand included for convenience

37mm Front Fork

Large-diameter fork tubes with thin walls for light weight and exceptional rigidity

Front Disc Brake with Dual-piston Caliper

Disc is drilled for better cooling and reduced unsprung weight

Dual-piston caliper increases braking effectiveness

Rear Disc Brake

Powerful and controllable

Single-piston caliper

Bottom-link UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension

Lowers the center of gravity for better handling

Progressive rate provides a smoother, more controlled ride

Lightweight aluminum components provide quick suspension response

17-inch Wheels

Wide, modern 17-inch rims fit low-profile, high-performance tires

Centerstand and Sidestand, Permits easy parking, cleaning or servicing