Kawasaki 454 LTD Specifications

Updated November 21, 2016

The Kawasaki 454 LTD is a mid-size street bike that was produced by Kawasaki Industries between 1985 and 1990. Its low seat height and light weight make it a good motorcycle for new riders, as well as ideal for commuting. However, its high rate of acceleration makes it an excellent racing bike as well.


The Kawasaki 454 LTD has a V-twin, four-stroke, wet-sump, liquid-cooled engine with a dual overhead camshaft and a displacement of 27.7 cubic inches. Its compression ratio is 10.7-to-1 and it has a 72.5mm bore with a 55mm stroke. It has an electric starter and two Keihin CVK34 carburettors. It has a battery and coil (or transistorised) ignition system. It has the capacity for 3.6 qts. of oil, 1.5 qts. of coolant and 2.9 gallons of fuel.

Transmission, Brakes and Wheels

The transmission is a six-speed, constant mesh, return shift transmission with a wet, multi-disc clutch. It has a belt drive system. Its primary reduction ratio is 2.952-to-1 and its final reduction ratio is 2.72-to-1. Its overall drive ratio in top gear is 6.84-to-1. Its gear ratios range from 2.571-to-1 to 0.851-to-1. The front brake consists of a single disc and the rear brakes are drum-style. The front tire measures 3.93 inches in width, with a 19-inch rim, and the rear tire is 5.5 inches wide with a 15-inch rim. The wheelbase measures 58.46 inches.


Overall, the Kawasaki 454 LTD measures 86.8 inches long by 32.3 inches wide by 48.03 inches tall. It clears the road at a height of 5.12 inches. Its dry weight is 180kg., and its curb weight is 199kg.


The minimum turning radius of the Kawasaki 454 LTD is 98.43 inches and it brakes within 41 feet at a speed of 31 miles per hour. It accelerates from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds. It has a maximum power output of 50 horsepower at 9,500 revolutions per minute and its top speed is 101 miles per hour.

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