2006 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 RR
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 RR


When you say “Ninja” you about power, style and When you say “Kawasaki Ninja” you of one of the most beautiful and powerful in the world, and also one of the best in the Kawasaki line-up. Oriented serious sport riding and performance, the ZX-6R is the most Ninja ever.

About its there was rarely a magazine test completed among sportbikes that doesn’t the praises of Ninja ZX-6R.


The ZX 6R is a model so well to its ultimate purchaser the serious rider who sometimes finds on a local track that one can assume what the company’s and designers do with their

Kawasaki first unveil the ZX 6R in 1995 as the first middleweight bike with an aluminum

The 1995 model year the 0 to 60 mph sprint in only 3.6 seconds, not bad at but with competitors like CBR600RR, Suzuki GSX-R600, and YZF-R6, Kawasaki decided need to make the ZX 6R more And they did in 2002, when the capacity was increased to 636 cc (from the 600 The modifications continued in 2003, the engine was fuel injected and its was increased with 500 rpm.

was another year for engine speed increased again by rpm resulting in 105 hp at 12,250 rpm. The was now centrically under the seat.

The ZX-6R defined the cutting of the mid-weight supersports class. Its cowling and purposeful underseat contribute to the lowest ever drag coefficient — so so that it effectively adds the of 10ps at the extreme of performance.

Features only previously on the race track appear as on the ZX-6R all contributing to an exciting and ride. The back torque slipper clutch aids changes and avoids rear hopping. The radial brakes individual pads for each for ultimate feedback and braking

Match this to a completely new beam frame and sturdy yet Moto GP inspired swinging arm and style wheels and you have a and handling package set to dominate the

Instruments/Immobiliserenlarge imageGood to go. Lightweight package with bar-type LCD and digital LCD speedo includes shift indicator lamp and lap Immobiliser prevents jealous from playing with pride and joy.

Front imageDon’t mess with me! new look, improved aerodynamics, signals and a more efficient Ram Air give the new 6R the meanest face in

Suspensionenlarge imageTrack or street. the sturdy 41 mm fork is a race-developed, rear suspension system new linkage ratios and settings. Of both are fully adjustable.

Exhaust enlarge imageTrack Racing-style, all-stainless under-seat system improves the bike’s increases cornering clearance and very, very cool.

imageEven the frame is new for ’05. aluminium perimeter frame the 6R the bike to beat when the starts to twist and turn.

Brakeenlarge imageSpinning between the of the fully adjustable inverted are 300 mm petal front disc gripped by radial-mount calipers by a radial-mount brake master Powerful stuff.

Swingarmenlarge 10R-style braced, aluminium is lightweight and super stiff one more reason for the 6R’s handling performance.

Dual Injectionenlarge imageFor power and hard-hitting torque the rev range, the 6R engine employs fuel atomisers in the 38 mm throttle plus a set of secondary injectors in the airbox.

Oval Sub-Throttlesenlarge need air to breathe. The 6R is the first motorcycle to feature a set of trick, oval sub-throttles. The oval-shaped allows intake efficiency to be without compromising the slim design.

Exhaust Deviceenlarge smooth throttle response in the and mid-range, and huge power at top the new 6R’s under-seat muffler is with an electronically controlled valve which automatically the exhaust for maximum performance at all

Back-Torque Limiterenlarge imageAlso new for is a racing-style backtorque limiter, for downshifting from high Specially designed for Kawasaki’s Supersport racing machines, technology is now standard equipment on the new 6R

The ZX 6R features ultra-aerodynamic bodywork Ram Air, GP-style swingarm, exhaust system, six-spoke petal-style disc brakes, forks, and a powerful engine accomplishes what it sets out to do.

For the model year Kawasaki has added a ZX-6R “Special model to this mid-size To differentiate its look the “Special features Titanium Silver highlighted by Tribal pattern and an attractive high-tech wheel

The streamlined look of the ZX-6R is with its racing-homologated sibling, the Its fairing helps to divide the air farther ahead of the motorcycle; by the “bubble” of still air farther in the cockpit, so the rider experiences buffeting around the head and

The point of convergence where the air streams comes together the rider is critical to aerodynamic so Kawasaki engineers designed the section to smoothly blend the air while minimizing turbulence. The is quicker roll-on acceleration and top speeds at the race track, as as enhanced rider comfort and

The body work includes a central Ram Air duct and a flush-surface LED light, which makes the more visible to drivers of vehicles. It also features an ZX-10R-style front fender for a Ninja family resemblance.

the cockpit, the Ninja ZX-6R will notice several features that put this at the forefront of design and performance. is the split-seam fuel tank/airbox The rear half is the actual tank, designed to fit neatly the frame spars and down the engine’s fuel injection while the front half a quick-access air box.

By centralizing the mass near the center of the chassis responsiveness is enhanced transfers from turn to are lighter, and the chassis is exceptionally under acceleration and braking.

The split-seam design also engineers to make the airbox thus enhancing engine It also makes filter quick and easy. Plus, a in the top of the fuel tank enables the to tuck in for improved aerodynamics.

The tribute to aerodynamic efficiency is the muffler, which gives the ZX-6R a slim, racy

Power and Performance

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 RR
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 RR

The 2006 ZX 6R is powered by a 636 cc 4-…, liquid-cooled Four engine with an of 130 hp at 14.000 rpm and a peak torque of 51 at 11.550 rpm. The engine is with a 6-speed transmission.

The engine was specially designed to internal friction. That’s low-friction engines tend to be responsive, making it easier for the to modify cornering lines minor throttle adjustments. The new components were also stronger, stiffer and more resulting in an engine which is 40mm smaller in both and length than its predecessors.

compact engine allowed the designers to create a slim and chassis. Other racing includes a close-ratio cassette that makes it easy to the Ninja ZX-6R screaming at its peak and a slipper clutch allows quicker downshifts upsetting the rest of the chassis.

In the Ninja ZX 6R’s chassis, the team concentrated on creating a that would make entry and mid-corner speeds easy. A compact, lightweight allows it to maintain more speed throughout the turn entry speeds are enhanced by the clutch and powerful radial-mounted brake calipers. Complementing track-biased package are fully-adjustable and rear suspension units.

The package of frame, suspension, and bodywork was designed to enhance the ZX fun-to-ride factor by offering a exciting ride. The results are cornering speeds, quicker lap and even more worried on the competition’s faces.

The frame and were developed with an balance of rigidity, so the Ninja ZX 6R instantly and precisely to the rider’s command. Mass centralization, mount locations and a variety of factors were optimized to ensure instant turn-in Once in the turn, the Ninja ZX 6R a line with precision and through the apex as if it were on

All these features mean feedback is very precise, the ZX 6R communicating every move to the rider. The machine responds precisely and predictably to control and shifts in body weight. The is a motorcycle that makes the feel like a part of the

The new Ninja ZX 6R offers the power of a 600 Supersport racer mated the nimble handling characteristics of a GP machine. Let the competition compromise for rider-friendliness; the new ZX 6R was designed to take trophies and set the quickest lap times, being more exciting to than anything else in the sportbike category. The Ninja ZX 6R is a expression of Kawasaki’s racing

First impressions

About an perfect bike you can’t say With … bodywork, the 6R was for the track and that is the place it the best. With a bike for speed there’’s nothing you can do than speed.

Designed to its rider on the top step of the podium, the new ZX™-6R sportbike elevates power and handling to the next Considering the stellar capabilities of year’s ZX-6R, Kawasaki designers knew it would a special combination of middleweight and nimble handling characteristics if were to make the next in middleweight performance.

To hone the new machine into an exciting weapon, Kawasaki appointed a 125cc Grand Prix as the ZX-6R’s chief development The result is an all-new 600 capable of speeds previously unknown to the class while retaining the spread of power that is Ninja.


The Honda CBR 600 RR is powered by a 599 cc cooled, four …, four cylinder, DOHC, 4 per cylinder engine with an of 117 hp at 13000 rpm and a peak torque of 49 at 11.000 rpm. It has a top speed of 159 It is priced at $9.500.

Priced at the GSX R600 is powered by a 5 99cc,4-…,four-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve engine an output of 110 hp at 16.000 rpm. The weights 354 lbs and has a top speed of 170 mph.

The R6 is by an extremely over-square engine, a bore of 67mm and a … of The compression ratio is high for a machine at 12.8 to 1. This DOHC 16-valve engine power to the rear wheel a six-speed transmission aided by a clutch. Yamaha incorporated of the lessons learned from the MotoGP riders into the So this supersport bike is with race tech and 130 at 14,500 rpm.

It is priced at

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 RR

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