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my en500

07-24-2018, 03:58 AM
Hi all I am back to biking after many years...gave up my KH250 for the kids etc, now just got a sexy EN500. Can you help me out a bit's a May 1995 model, bought in Switzerland. Lobook says EN500, swiss database of some sort (when getting insurance) has it as a B....but it has 36.8kW power. I can find no such bikes with this power. Information on B is sketchy, I only found one type made for Austrian market (B2) (bikeswiki) but that has no power info for B models.

I have googled chassis number but no luck


07-24-2018, 05:40 PM
Is May 1995 the date of mfg on the white VIN label?
If so, I guess your bike would be a 1995 model. ???
Try the page linked below & be sure to look at the various model years.
The 95 is listed as 43.7 kW. The 96 is 36.5 kW. Which doesn't make sense to me. ??? (


07-30-2018, 04:30 AM
where can i find the VIn label?

The logbook says first date of registration may 1995, but a Kawa dealer checked the chassis number and he tells me it was manufactuired in 1994, and would be white or green....but it's blue (but could have had paint job)....

Nevertheless I am assuming it is based on the A rather than the C....I need a set of top box and the frame and rear end very different between the two does anyone know...

07-30-2018, 09:50 AM
In the USA the vin label is on the steering head.
The vin is also stamped into the frame near & parallel to the vin label.

A couple of sites that may help in the identification. replace dot with a period

CycleChaos dot com >> list of Kaw motorcyclez.

motorcyclespecs dot co dot za >> click Kawasaki in the left side column

Kawasaki dot com or Partzilla have diagrams that can be useful in figuring out what models are the same or similar.

07-30-2018, 03:02 PM
Thanks, have checked sites but none the wiser...

VIN EN500A-081302
Engine EX500AE 3275 or 132751