2024 Kawasaki Z500 SE ABS

2024 Kawasaki Z500 SE ABS
Candy Persimmon Red/Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray
MSRP: $6,299.00
Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Condition: New


All eyes are on you when riding the all-new Z500 ABS supernaked. With distinctive bodywork and a powerful 451cc engine, this aggressively styled streetfighter is for those who are not afraid to be seen. The Z500 ABS provides the ideal platform for a wide range of riders to put their true colors on display.



Assist and Slipper Clutch
Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
Economical Riding Indicator
Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.
Smartphone Connectivity
Clever technology enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. Vehicle information (such as the odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc) can be viewed on the smartphone. Riding logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, gear position, rpm, and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, telephone (call, mail) notices are displayed on the instrument panel. Riders can also make changes to their motorcycle’s instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc) via the smartphone. And on certain models, it is even possible to check and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support features, and payload settings) using the smartphone.
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style. ERGO-FIT® is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride. *Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.


4-stroke, Parallel Twin, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Bore x Stroke
70.0 x 58.6mm
Compression Ratio
Maximum Horsepower
51.0 hp¹ @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque
31.7 lb-ft @ 7,500 rpm
Fuel System
DFI® with dual 32mm throttle bodies
TCBI with Electronic Advance
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids
Economical Riding Indicator, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)


Front Suspension/Wheel Travel
41mm hydraulic telescopic fork/4.7 in
Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel
Horizontal back-link with adjustable spring preload/5.1 in
Front Tire
Rear Tire
Front Brakes
Single 310mm semi-floating disc with 2-piston calipers and ABS
Rear Brakes
Single 220mm disc with single-piston caliper and ABS


Frame Type
Trellis, high-tensile steel
Rake & Trail
24.5°/3.6 in
Overall Length
78.5 in
Overall Width
31.5 in
Overall Height
43.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.7 in
Seat Height
30.9 in
Curb Weight
370.4 lb* / 372.6 lb* 50-State Model
Fuel Capacity
3.7 gal
54.1 in
Special Items
ERGO-FIT®, Full-color TFT Instrumentation with Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, USB-C outlet
Color Choices
Candy Persimmon Red/Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months



  • NEW, RIDER-FRIENDLY ENGINE The newly designed 451cc engine offers smooth, powerful acceleration for a variety of riding situations, with just the twist of a wrist. This well-balanced engine can take you from city streets to open road with ease.
  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH The assist function helps you enjoy an exceptionally light clutch pull and wide clutch engagement range for confident control, while the slipper function reduces rear-wheel skipping and hopping when downshifting for more confidence.
  • A RANGE OF POWER This new engine provides well-balanced power throughout the rev range at the twist of the wrist. Perfect for a variety of riding situations, the Z500 ABS delivers strong low-end power for city streets and high-end revs for top highway speeds.


  • LIGHTWEIGHT TRELLIS FRAME Designed with maneuverability in mind, the lightweight trellis frame provides stability where you need it and a low curb mass to keep handling light and maneuverable.
  • EASY SUSPENSION The rigid 41mm telescopic front fork provides excellent suspension action, giving you exceptional ride comfort and a firmly planted front wheel feel for easy direction changes and confident handling in every riding situation. Bottom-link Uni-Trak® rear suspension with 5-way preload adjustability lets riders adjust the stiffness and ride height to suit body weight or two-up riding.
  • THE BRAKING POWER YOU NEED The Z500 ABS motorcycle’s large 310mm semi-floating front disc brake and newly-designed front brake master cylinder work alongside a 220mm rear disc slowed by a dual piston caliper for sure stopping power. Plus, ABS comes standard for even more reassurance.


  • BALANCED RIDING POSITION Wide-set handlebars and a relatively upright seating position give you active control for sporty yet balanced riding.
  • RIDE IN COMFORT The low-rebound urethane seat cushions give you ample padding, contributing to a supportive and engaging riding experience.
  • EASY TO REACH THE GROUND The sporty aluminum footpegs offer direct feel and good control when sport riding, positioning you slightly forward, letting you ride in comfort while staying out of the way so you can easily put your feet down at stops.


  • THE FACE OF EXCITEMENT Highlighting the Z500 ABS motorcycle’s intense and high-class styling, the newly-designed front end gives this bike a face you’ll want to show off—all the while being recognizably iconic Z.
  • LIGHT THE WAY The triple LED headlight design keeps the focus on the low beams, providing excellent lighting performance in a compact size.
  • FLOATING BODYWORK The bodywork floats above the engine, highlighting the functional beauty of the engine, elegantly curved exhaust header pipes, and trellis frame.
  • HIGH-GRADE COCKPIT An all-new high-contrast LCD instrument panel keeps you in touch with your machine. Bluetooth® allows for wireless smartphone connection, and with RIDEOLOGY THE APP, riders can access vehicle info, riding logs, phone notifications, group ride communication, and maintenance logs.

Special Edition

  • High Tech A high-grade color display with TFT technology adds a modern touch with high visibility.
  • More Of What You Love In addition to exclusive color and graphics, the Z500 SE ABS features LED turn signals, a smoke meter cover, a pillion seat cover, frame sliders, a USB-C outlet, a tank pad, knee pads, a radiator screen, and a lower cowl.

All inventory listed is subject to availability and prior sale. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) if shown for a vehicle excludes set-up, freight, taxes, title, licensing or other dealer charges, and is subject to change. Individual prices may vary. Please request a quote for specific pricing.

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