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Kawasaki unveils the new Z500 naked in Europe for 2024, with a new engine, revised styling, and new colors.
Kawasaki unveils the new Z500 naked in Europe for 2024, with a new engine, revised styling, and new colors. (Kawasaki/)

The second new Kawasaki 500 streetbike to be unveiled at EICMA is the Z500. The Z is the naked bike sibling to the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja 500 released concurrently, and which also shares the same new larger 451cc engine. As with the Ninja, the Z500′s so-called “all-new engine” is in reality a heavily revised version of the outgoing 399cc mill, and was first spotted on the Eliminator cruiser earlier this year. There’s fresh styling on the Z500, though you’ll see a lot of the same underpinnings as the outgoing 2023 Z400.

The 2024 Z500 will be available in two trims, standard or SE, with one of the colors being this Candy Lime Green.
The 2024 Z500 will be available in two trims, standard or SE, with one of the colors being this Candy Lime Green. (Kawasaki/)

We know that the new liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin makes just under 45 hp at 9,000 rpm, and channels it to the rear wheel via a slipper and assist clutch acting on a six-speed gearbox. With the outgoing 400cc model claiming a similar power output but weighing a few pounds less, performance on the Z500 should be relatively close or on par. (We also know 451cc isn’t that close to 500cc, but if Kawasaki wants to call it a 500, so be it.)

New parallel-twin engine in the Z500 is shared with the Ninja 500. The company is calling it a 500 though it’s really just 451cc.
New parallel-twin engine in the Z500 is shared with the Ninja 500. The company is calling it a 500 though it’s really just 451cc. (Kawasaki/)

As with the Ninja, much of the Z500′s chassis returns relatively unchanged, with a steel-trellis frame and 17-inch wheels attaching to a 41mm nonadjustable fork and rear shock (preload adjustable), but the updated styling and other details better adhere to the Z family design language. The sharper more aggressive style takes elements from the bigger Z bikes, with a crouching stance, low front, and new rear section with an upswept tail. Redesigned side ducts on the tank and a more compact front with smaller dual headlight arrangement make it look sharper.

Like other models in the Z series, the Z500 has a crouching stance and upswept tail to give it that super-naked silhouette. It also gets a new headlight arrangement.
Like other models in the Z series, the Z500 has a crouching stance and upswept tail to give it that super-naked silhouette. It also gets a new headlight arrangement. (Kawasaki/)

Like the Ninja 500, the Z500 will be available in two trims, the standard and the SE. The Z500 SE features a high-grade full-color TFT display with a screen that adjusts brightness automatically to suit available ambient light.

Both standard and SE models are available in Candy Persimmon Red/Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray or Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray.

The SE model gets a color TFT display while the standard goes with a full LCD panel. Both offer smartphone connectivity, so riders can connect with their machines.
The SE model gets a color TFT display while the standard goes with a full LCD panel. Both offer smartphone connectivity, so riders can connect with their machines. (Kawasaki/)

2024 Kawasaki Z500 Technical Specifications and Price

Price:N/AEngine:451cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel twin; 8 valvesBore x Stroke:70.0 x 58.6mmCompression Ratio:11.3:1Fuel Delivery:Fuel injection w/ 32mm throttle bodiesClutch:Wet, multiplate slipper/assistTransmission/Final Drive:6-speed/chainFrame:Steel trellisFront Suspension:41mm telescopic fork; 4.7 in. travelRear

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By: Andrew Cherney
Title: 2024 Kawasaki Z500 Preview With Video
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/kawasaki-z500-preview/
Published Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2023 00:00:00 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1964-chevrolet-c10-custom-pickup-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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