2004 Kawasaki KX500 Review

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2004 Kawasaki KX500
2004 Kawasaki KX500

2004 Kawasaki KX500
2004 Kawasaki KX500

2004 Kawasaki KX500 Review

2004 Kawasaki KX500

A string of racing victories, including nine Baja 1000 championships and nine AMA National Hare & Hound championships, prove this Kawasaki is the king of KX motorcross bikes…

Some motorcycle designs are simply timeless, thanks to their mind-boggling performance, and no off-road motorcycle reflects this truth better than the 2004 Kawasaki KX500. Incredibly fast and never lacking for torque, it is made for the experienced racer who wants a machine that never ceases to amaze with its ability to win high-speed desert races, climb the steepest hill or maneuver through the most challenging Hare & Hound course.

With its incredible horsepower and reputation for being one of the fastest motocross bikes of all time, the KX500 is the bike of choice for those who hunger for the power of a big-bore two-stroke engine.

Power for the KX500 comes from a liquid-cooled 499cc five-speed two-stroke engine featuring the Kawasaki Integrated Power-valve System (KIPS), and pumps out big-bore horsepower for incredible speed and acceleration throughout the entire rpm range. Powerful front and rear disc brakes provide aggressive stopping power, and fully adjustable suspension components provide more than 12 inches of front and rear wheel travel.

Like all KX motorcycles, the 2004 Kawasaki KX500 comes with the support of Team Green, Kawasaki’s amateur support program. Team Green’s regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians provide technical information and assistance for anyone who races a Kawasaki. Team Green also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.

2004 Kawasaki KX500 Key Features




2004 Kawasaki KX500 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $4,999 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 86.2 in.

Height 47.4 in.

Width 32.1 in.

Weight 220.4 lbs.

Ground Clearance 14.6 in.

Wheelbase 58.7 in.

Seat Height 37.4 in.

Engine Two-stroke single with KIPS®, Liquid Cooled

Displacement 499cc

Bore x Stroke 86.0 x 86.0mm

Compression Ratio 8.3:1 (low speed) – 7.4:1 (high speed)

Carburetion Keihin PWK39; 8-petal reed valve induction

Fuel Capacity 2.6 gal.

Ignition Digital CDI

Transmission Five-speed

Final Drive Chain

Brakes Front / Rear: Hydraulic disc

Tires Front: 80/100 x 21
Rear: 120/90 x 19

Frame High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member

Suspension Front: 46mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork; Preload adjustments, 18-way compression & rebound damping; 12.2 in. travel
Rear: UNI-TRAK® single-shock system
Spring preload adjust., 20-way compression & 18-way rebound damping; 13.0 in. travel

Colors Kawasaki Lime Green

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.


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