1984 Specs
Make and Model 1984 Kawasaki GPZ 550
Price $2899
Type Four Stroke Transverse vertical four
Air cooled
Double overhead chain driven Cams
2 valves per cylinder
Bore and Stroke 58.0 x 52.4mm (2.28 x 2.06in)
Carburetion four 27mm Teikei constant vacuum
Ignition Transistorized
Starter System Electric only
Engine Redline 10,500 rpm
Drivetrain wet-clutch, multiplate
inverted tooth chain 1.174:1 ratio
straight cut gears, 2.500:1 ratio
#520 O-ring chain (5/8 pitch, 1/4 wide) 2.375:11 (38/16) ratio
Transmission 6 speed, constant mesh, wet-clutch
Type Double down tube, full cradle
Box section aluminum swing arm
    front Center-axle
Air adjustable shocks, 35mm tubes
150mm (5.9in) of travel
    rear Mono shock
Adjustable for prelaod and rebound
124mm (4.9in) of rear wheel travel
    Front Hydraulic, duel disk
Single piston calipers
    Rear Hydraulic, single disk
Single piston caliper
    Front 100/90-18 Bridgestone
Mag Mopus l303
    Rear 120/80-18 Bridgestone
Mag Mopus G508
Fuel Capacity Main 14.4 L (3.8 gallons)
Reserve 3.8 L (1 gallon)
Weight - full tank 209.6 Kg (462.0 Lbs)
Standing 1/4 mile 12.88 @ 102.27 mph
RPM @ 60mph, top gear 4706
Average Fuel consumption 46.9 mpg
Cruising range Main 286 km (178 miles)
Reserve 76km (47 miles)
Load Capacity 185kg (286lbs)
GVWR less wet wt.
Colours Red and Silver
Changes this year New Fairing, reshaped tank and seat
150mph speedo with reset odometer
smaller tach with voltage meter
Tank mounted warning lights
5 more HP and 100rpm over last year
new cams with 10degrees more duration
1 mm larger (27mm) TK carbs
Ignition system, 5 degrees more adv
Rubber engine mounts
Quicker steering
Switch from leading - axle fork to center-axle
Legs steepens rake 1.5 degrees and shortens
Trail by more than 1/2 an inch
Stiffer springs
18in front wheel instead of 19in
Anti-dive adjustments