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2005 Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs. 2005 Suzuki Katana 600 Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs 2005 Suzuki Katana 600. The 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 500R has an MSRP of $4,999, while the 2005 Suzuki Katana 600 has an MSRP of $6,399.
 
KEY FACTS
   
Manufacturer Kawasaki Suzuki
Model Ninja Katana
Year 2005 2005
Class Sport Sport
Country of Origin Japan Japan
MSRP $4,999

PRICE QUOTE
$6,399

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PRICE
   
Warranty 12 months 12 months
 
Engine
   
Cylinders 2 4
Compression Ratio 10.8:1 11.3:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 498 600
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Air / Oil
Engine Type Parallel Twin Horizontal In-line
 
Seat Specifications
   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 30.5 30.9
 
Front Suspension
   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.5 1.6
Front Travel (in) 5.1
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
   
Rear Travel (in) 3.9
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
   
Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 4.7
Trail (in) 3.6
Width (in) 27.6 29.7
Wheelbase (in) 56.5 57.9
Length (in) 82.5 84.3
 
Capacities
   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 4.8 5.3
 
Misc
   
Major Revision Year
Year 2005 2005
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Sport Sport
 
Weight
   
Dry Weight (lbs) 388 458
 
Transmission
   
Number Of Speeds 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
Brakes
   
Rear Brake Type Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 130/70 R17 150/70 ZR17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/70 R17 120/70 ZR17
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2005 Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs 2005 Suzuki Katana 600