Kawasaki Ninja 500 Launched At Rs 5.24 Lakh, Features Dunlop Sportsmax Tyres

Published On 29-Feb-2024By TyreDekho Team

With a more aggressive and modern bodywork, the Kawasaki Ninja 500 is a step up over the Ninja 400 in performance. Here are all the technical details and information on the tyres of the new Kawasaki Ninja 500:

  • The Kawasaki Ninja 500 replaces the Ninja 400 and is positioned between the Ninja 300 and Ninja 650.
  • The 17-inch alloy wheels of the Ninja 500 come wrapped with Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 tubeless radial tyres – 110/70 R17 front and 150/60 R17 rear. 
  • The Kawasaki Ninja 500 gets the same parallel-twin, 451cc engine as the Ninja 400 but claims a higher torque output.

    Ninja 500

Kawasaki has silently launched the all-new Ninja 500 in India, which made its global debut at the EICMA 2023. Touted to be a successor to the ageing Ninja 400, the new Kawasaki Ninja 500 has been priced at Rs 5.24 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Apart from its engine and the rest of the chassis and mechanicals, the Kawasaki Ninja 500 also shares its tyres with the Ninja 400, the details of which are as follows:

Kawasaki Ninja 500: Tyres & Wheels
Ninja 500 Tyres

The Kawasaki Ninja 500 rides on 110/70 R17 front and 150/60 R17 rear tubeless radial tyres, with these tyre sizes offered in most of the sub-500cc sports bikes and roadsters. These are the same tyres which were offered in the Ninja 400. The Kawasaki Ninja 500 gets Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 tubeless radial tyres for its 17-inch alloy wheels.

One of the most premium tyres for entry-level sports bikes, the Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 tyre for the Kawasaki Ninja 500 has an optimised radial construction for enhanced grip on wet and dry surfaces and handling at higher speeds. This Dunlop tyre has an advanced belt design and jointless band in its construction for smoother grip levels and consistent contact patches.

Model

Front Tyre Size

Rear Tyre Size

Tyre Type

Wheel Type

Tyre Pattern

Kawasaki Ninja 500

110/70 R17

150/60 R17

Tubeless

Alloys 

Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300

Kawasaki Ninja 500: Looks & Design

Compared to the outgoing Ninja 400, the new Kawasaki Ninja 500 has a tweaked design, which makes it look more aggressive and in line with the most recent sports bikes from Kawasaki. The Indian version of the motorcycle is the base-spec Ninja 500 available overseas, which comes equipped with an all-LED headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators but misses out on a full-TFT screen for a more cost-effective LCD screen with Bluetooth connectivity for the instrument console.

Kawasaki Ninja 500: Engine & Transmission

The Kawasaki Ninja 500 gets the same four-stroke, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, 451cc engine as the outgoing Ninja 400. While the maximum power output remains the same at 45 bhp, the peak torque output has witnessed a significant boost of 5.6 Nm, claiming 42.6 Nm in the Ninja 500. Paired with a 6-speed transmission in the Ninja 500, this engine is also available in Kawasaki Eliminator 450 cruiser in a different state of tune.

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