2007 Kawasaki Ninja® 500R

Ninja® 500R

Efficient performance for the everyday rider Few motorcycle designs manage to balance a rider’s need for performance, comfort and sportbike style as well as the Ninja® 500R. Expert and beginning riders will appreciate the Ninja 500R’s liquid-cooled, inline twin-cylinder four-stroke engine. With dual overhead cams actuating four valves per cylinder, the snappy motor is user-friendly and inspirational. Exploring the top end of this engine’s rev range is entertaining for even the most seasoned riders. The high-performance engine isn't the only selling point for the Ninja 500R. On twisty back roads, the bike’s lightweight, compact design makes for a great-handling machine. This is complemented by Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak® rear suspension system, with a progressive linkage similar to the larger-displacement Ninja models. 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.

17-inch Wheels

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

34 mm CVK Semi-flat Slide Carburetors

  • Precise fuel metering provides uniform power delivery at all engine speeDual Sport
  • Quick throttle response

37 mm Front Fork

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

6-speed Transmission

  • Provides excellent acceleration and relaxed highway cruising

Auxiliary Cooling Fan

  • Maintains optimum temperature for best performance, fuel economy and reliability

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

Centerstand and Sidestand

  • Permits easy parking, cleaning or servicing

Digital Ignition

  • Microprocessor-controlled timing never neeDual Sport adjustment
  • Ultra-responsive to engine neeDual Sport

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

Four Valves per Cylinder

  • Better breathing for more power at high rpm
  • Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today’s gasoline
  • Boosts low-end torque
  • Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow

Front Disc Brake with Dual-piston Caliper

  • Disc is drilled for better cooling and reduced unsprung weight
  • Dual-piston caliper increases braking effectiveness

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

Positive Neutral Finder

  • Just lift the shift pedal from first at a stop to find neutral easily, every time
  • A Kawasaki exclusive

Rear Disc Brake

  • Powerful and controllable
  • Single-piston caliper

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

Twin-cylinder 498cc Engine

  • Compact parallel-twin design
  • Superior engineering produces sport bike power with broad usable torque
  • Good mass centralization for superior handling

General Information

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model Year 2007
Model Ninja® 500R
Model Code EX500D7F
Stock Number 104688
Color Metallic Titanium


Brakes Front: Hydraulic disc Rear: Disc
Tires Front: 11/70 x 17 tubeless Rear: 130/70 x 17 tubeless


Length 82.5 in.
Height 45.7 in.
Width 27.6 in.
Weight 388 lbs.
Ground Clearance 4.7 in.
Wheelbase 56.5 in.
Seat Height 30.5 in.


Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain


Engine 4-stroke, DOHC, parallel twin, liquid-cooled, electric start
Displacement 498 cc
Bore x Stroke 74 x 58 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System Keihin CVK34 x 2
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gal.
Ignition TCBI with digital advance


Frame High-tensile steel, perimeter design
Suspension Front: 37 mm hydraulic telescopic fork; 5.1 in. travel Rear: Uni-Trak® system with single shock; 3.9 in. travel
Rake 27°
Trail 3.6 in.