2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki ZX-6R


Horsepower: 105.87 hp @ 12,200rpm

42.75 lbs.-ft. @ 11,200rpm

422.3 lbs w/fuel, 396.7 lbs w/o

Superpole Time: 1:20.23

¼ Mile: 11.11 @

Top Speed: 164.25 mph

Overal 1st-place!

Had the 2009 Kawasaki not been green, it’s any of us would have even it!

Remember that total in high school? Coke-bottle spent way too much time in the on his ‘computer,’ played Dungeons and You know, the one all the cheerleaders laughed at and the reason you would invite to was to be the … of practical jokes? Now forward to your 10-year Here comes that nerd, though almost unrecognizable.

He’s a mega-buck-making, far-better-looking, computer genius the hottest chick in the place at his Look who’s laughing now

For and their ZX-6R. they last year’s shootout as the school nerd. But they back this year as the genius with the babe on his What a difference a year can This must have said multiple times by every rider who threw a leg the ZX, yours truly included.

For technical details check out our Ride of the green machine in but in a nutshell, it’s totally new the ground up. Say hello to the ZX-6 on a binge. It should be noted still the heaviest of the group in of wet weight, but they have made it much more and less noticeable and by no means this hurt performance.

In fact, check out the 2009 ZX-6R video for yourself and see how the stacks up against the competition your own eyes.

All-new from the ground up highlights a improved ZX-6R. It’s to even grasp the difference ’08 to ’09 it’s so

While without a doubt about the machine was impressive, and foremost is the engine. From the of the pack last year to the top year, both on the dyno and life, this motor plain rips!

“Wow, a difference a year makes, has done extensive development in the department!” exclaims Sorensen of the new ZX. bike has low end grunt that all the way through the top end power; very and extremely tractable.”

“This the Ninja takes the prize,” says. “It feels has a healthy mid-range and a strong top

As a result of this motor, it came time for performance out in the Mojave desert the Kawasaki it was right on pace. Despite being 422.3 pounds the plentiful amounts of horsepower and aerodynamics allowed it to record a top speed of 164.25 mph, of the group. As for the quarter-mile, the Kawasaki wasn’t the best for launching though it wasn’t as bad the Yamaha

As a result it only laid a 11.11 @ 133.74 mph. this still may have good enough to be tied for with a better launch beast of a motor could been battling for the top spot.

In not a single tester in the group had one bad to say about the new 6R powerplant, including who sums things up, saying, engine was amazing! It felt I was on a bigger displacement machine!”

One argue that Kawasaki has been known for their motors, it’s the sheer and chassis of their sportbikes they sometimes struggle. But as before, just like its big brother, the 6R went on a serious gym this off-season and came much smaller and meaner with a whole bunch of parts to boot.

Atlas down the fastest lap of the Superpole on the Kawasaki and was instantly at home on the Green Machine.

Headlining list of trick parts and praised was the BPF (Big Piston though it took some to get used to in the beginning. Due to its design it has to no dive when you’re on the When this is something you are to feel, once taken it’s almost strange. is, until you get used to it.

Once up to speed, the gold Showa suspenders provide of feel, tons of feedback and up anything the bumpy Streets of can throw at them with At that point you wonder why hasn’t gone this Actually most all race is already this way, as are a few bikes (Suzuki’s all-new but this is the first production 600 to it and I can guarantee more will

“This was my favorite fork of the adds Sorensen. “Next you are in a dealership look closely at unit. These came from Factory Showa. again they have the bar to what a street bike with stock.

Kawasaki ZX 6 R Performance Edition

Joey (Kawasaki technician) made a two adjustment to the fork and it felt the equivalent of 7 to 10 clicks on a normal For racing you probably don’t the Ohlins cartridge kit anymore, are that good!”

Yep, you it — Waheed again.

In fact, they are good for Jamie Hacking to take with them in the 2009 200 bone stock! No re-valving, no changes, nothing. Straight out of the box nearly put the Kawasaki on the box in the biggest AMA of the year.

If that doesn’t say right there, we’re not what does.

“Along new power, the Kawasaki has a totally new that feels more and more agile,” continues “The bike turns in and is very precise with transitions left to right. also very positive with great feedback both front and rear. the old chassis used to have and a feeling of not knowing what is on, this new package is now a racing

This extremely capable package proved to be number one in our Superpole Session lap times by a of a second over the race-bred In Atlas’ hands it laid an extremely respectable 1:20.23, for Sorensen it was his first bike of the recording a 1:24.66, which it back to third in the average standings. Though there is no as the session progressed so did Sorensen, riding the Kawasaki first may been a disadvantage.

That’s the luck of the draw.

But where the solidified its place at the front of the was on the roads. Where the Yamaha is a racer first and foremost and on the street, the Kawasaki truly it all, competing toe-to-toe the Honda and Suzuki for best bike.

“It has the size of the ZX-10 and me 6’5 means every bit Kennedy comments. “Immediately it put me in a place just sitting on the But getting going sealed it for me. of power, especially on the street, even got too much, but it’s And the stock suspension set-up to support me and my 205-pounds quite

“By far one of my favorite bikes of the added Simon after our ride. “Overall this had everything I look for in a bike amount of torque coming out of and continuously pulling from the to the top end so much harder than the of the bikes. The way the bike turned all the tight corners was sensational. It leaned over and seemed to down and go where you wanted it to go than the rest.”

This is the the competition had of the ZX-6R in 2009. Say to the 2009 MotorcycleUSA.com Supersport champion!

On the street, the bikes riders like and dislike become apparent. Usually is noticed by how quickly riders try to up the keys when leaving a or gas station. The Kawasaki and Honda were always gone

“For me the Honda is still the street bike, though the is right there now. But how good it is at the track plus Honda-level streetability just it over the top,” sums up

There it is ladies and gentleman, the are in and for the first time in two years a new Champion has emerged. By virtue of one engine in both the real-world and on the plus solid performance overwhelming subjective marks on the and a street ranking a mere two shy of the Honda, the nerd has returned to the school reunion as the stud, hot in tow and sports car in the parking lot. set, match — all-new ZX-6R is the new Supersport King.

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