2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R: MD First Ride — Supersport or Superbike? …

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Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE
Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE

2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R: MD Ride – Supersport or Superbike?

has completely redesigned its Supersport for 2005, the ZX-6R (636) and the The model introduced on this and at the challenging Almería track is the which looks exactly its more racing-style brother.

the goal of increasing power, aerodynamics and control, the Japanese have created a machine offers incredible performance and has an coefficient that will be to surpass.

They have their objectives by creating a midrange power and a higher redline (now 15,500 as well as a lighter-weight and stiffer with a riding position perfectly integrates the rider the motorcycle.

The muffler is now stylishly underneath the seat, and the front end very similar to the ZX-10R.

The engine features a new fuel system with dual (the first operates zero rpm, and the second in upwards of 6,000 rpm), a new Ram Air which increases the air intake valves that are one millimeter in diameter, an exhaust power-valve does not kick in until the reaches high speeds and is installed in the first stage of the (in the side of the tail unit), and a new oil The clutch now incorporates a new back-torque-limiting which means that the wheel does not hop during or sudden downshifting. Kawasaki the new engine produces 130 horsepower at the (expect about 112 HP at the wheel).

The frame is all new, lighter in stronger and more rigid. The suspension is also new, and comfortable without losing and sportiness. The steering stem and the are a pure racing design.

So is the which is asymmetrical to accommodate the pipe, and the lighter rims the style of its big brother the ZX-10R.

The are out of this world. An improved cylinder in front operates radial-mounted with four radial pistons and lobed The rear brake features double-piston calipers and a smaller which is also lobed.

and aerodynamics have obviously a vital role in the design of the new The rider’s lower body is fully protected by the fairing (up to the and elbows) and creates less between the tail unit and the The seat is flatter and is well

What appears to be the fuel now consists of two parts: the rear is the tank and the front portion is the box”, i.e. the air filter The tank fits perfectly the rider’s knees and stomach.

The of the bike has also been improved. The sharp-pointed front end is with a triangular central air so that the overall shape the beak of a bird, and continues the pair of almond-shaped headlights of Kawasaki. The windshield is minimal, and the is that it doesn’t do much to the upper body without

The turn signals are very located; in the front they are in the sides of the fairing and in the rear are integrated into the plastic of the license-plate frame. This them invisible from the and prevents them from any aerodynamic resistance.

The instrument panel is small, compact and 100% digital. The is difficult to read as it has poor and very small numbers. The LCD displays the speedometer, engine red-line indicator, lap time, trip meter, engine and low-fuel indicator.

Our test featured Bridgestone Battlax radials, 120/65 on the front and a on the rear, on 17″ rims. These perform well on both dry and wet

The 6RR model looks like the R lower displacement (599 cc) and set up for racing.

Another special of this bike is the number of carbon accessories that are from Kawasaki to reduce the even further, improve and enhance its already attractive

As soon as I got on the bike that had assigned to me, I had a good feeling. I it for one session on the road and six sessions two days on the track. On the road, the responded with excellent power that let me ride it with very little

The suspension is highly effective and a ride of superior comfort. It is easy to turn the bike due to the of the new frame.

Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE
Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE

The 2005 ZX-6R has brakes are simply brilliant, because you can their full power one finger, although you have to be careful because the lever is sensitive, and the tiniest movement can enormous braking action.

The is superb, and above six thousand when the exhaust valve and the injector kick in, it sounds a lion in heat in the jungle. and third gears cover speed ranges, and the bike easily and gracefully at midrange although you can keep it in a high with no problems. The bike revs quickly.

On the Almería with its varied layout and paving, the Kawasaki took the easily, maintaining good control and stability, even you scrape the footpegs. The acceleration is at times feeling almost that of an open-class bike.

it accelerates energetically up to six thousand above that point, and any … spots, the bike accelerating powerfully and progressively it reaches 15,500 rpm, the tachometer tells us we have to If we continue to accelerate, we cut off the electronic injection at 16,000 rpm. to this broad power you can stay in one gear for five in a row at Almería by keeping the engine at and high rpms, which in very fast and fluid

In braking, the bike is very because the brakes are extremely and have a good feel and the can be easily modulated by applying or less pressure, as appropriate. The combined with downshifting, is secure, because the clutch keeps the rear wheel hopping. When the back-torque-limiting is actuated, the clutch lever slightly.

It’s a strange at first, but it’s easy to get to.

The suspension is superb. You can feel it in every curve, because in and deceleration, the bike doesn’t at all and remains stable without squat or dive. Very

This introduction has made it that the evolution of the Supersport has reached previously unimaginable If we thought that the performance of the ZX-6R could never be now we have proof that we wrong. Kawasaki has built a that is more powerful, controllable, more comfortable, aerodynamic and more efficient, performance characteristics that those of a Superbike.

We will follow this from our Spanish friends our own street riding impression next year. For now, it like Kawasaki is taking advantage of the extra 36cc, and has an extremely powerful and balanced The 2005 ZX-6R should be in the United States next at an MSRP of $8599.

Take a at Kawasaki’s web site for additional and specifications.

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