1982 Specs
Make and Model 1982 Kawasaki GPZ 550

Price

$2749

 

 

Engine

 

Type

Four Stroke Transverse vertical four
Air cooled
Double overhead chain driven Cams
2 valves per cylinder - Shim adjust requires cam removal

Compression

10 to 1

Bore and Stroke

58.0 x 52.4mm (2.28 x 2.06in)

Carburetion

four 26mm Teikei constant vacuum - main jets #94

Ignition

Transistorized

Starter System

Electric only

Engine Redline

10,500 rpm

Claimed HP

61bhp @ 9500 rpm

Claimed torque

35.4 ft-lbs @ 8000 rpm

Oil capacity

3.2 quarts

 

 

Drivetrain

Multiplate wet-clutch,
#530 O-ring chain

Transmission

6 speed, constant mesh

 

Chassis

 

Type

Double down tube, full cradle

Suspension

 

    front

Center-axle
Air adjustable shocks, 35mm tubes
6.5 in of travel

    rear

new uni-Trak rear
5.5 in of rear wheel travel , shock non-rebuildable gas-nitrogen, 4 damping settings, has preload adjustment but very difficult to reach

Brake

 Front dual 10.3 in discs Rear single 10.3 disk

    Front

Hydraulic, duel disk
Single piston calipers

    Rear

Hydraulic, single disk
Single piston caliper

Tire

 

    Front

3.25 H19 Dunlop

    Rear

3.75 H18 Dunlop

Wheels

F - 18 x MT 2.15 R- 18 X MT 2.50

Wheelbase

57 in

Handlebar width

27.5 in

Seat width

9 in

Seat height

30.25 inches

Ground clearance

6.25 inches

Misc.

Has a center stand

 

 

Fuel Capacity

Main 4.7 gallons
Reserve 1 gallon

Cruising range

220 miles to reserve

Weight - 1/2 tank

460 lbs.

 

 

Performance

 

Standing 1/4 mile

12.70 @ 102.04 mph

1/2 mile top speed

116mph

RPM @ 60mph, top gear

4625

Average Fuel consumption

57 mpg

Cruising range

204 miles before reserve - reserve is 1/2 gal

Load Capacity

354 lbs - GVWR 814 lbs

Colours

Red

Changes this year

Bigger carbs,
Longer,
bigger gas tank,
redesigned air box,
intake ports increased 4mm,
front end kicked out 1.5 inches and 0.4 extra in. of trail,
steering head now has tapered roller bearings,
5 spoke wheels,