2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R Review —

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Middleweight Green Machine Extreme

Last week we you with a mini report on the new filed directly from the launch in Japan you can see here. Now time for our full report, a cool video put together by our whiz Fonzie.

In sportbike only the finest of lines a winner from an also-ran. The of these indistinct distinctions must reside in the ultra-competitive 600cc class. In our 2008 Shootout. the Honda CBR stood at the of the class for its light weight and motor, while the Gixxer finished close behind for its complete lack of foibles. R6 excelled at the track.

Meanwhile, the ZX-6R took votes in the more humble of brake and slipper-clutch performance and was let by an engine that felt at its upper end (see sidebar

As such, it’s no surprise to see new edition of ZX-6R with tweaks to its modest motor. It with several modifications to the system of the injected engine. the airbox, Kawi fitted new intake funnels that are a form of the variable-length intakes on sportbikes.

These velocity stacks inlets at two different (but heights, with the taller boosting midrange power the short stack maximizes production.

Combustion efficiency is by new cylindrical guides at the top of the air cleaner to more accurately sprayed from the secondary injectors. The between the dual throttle of the 38mm oval-bore throttle has been lengthened 10mm for a transition through to the revised porting.

Hidden Horsepower

The ZX-6R was held back in shootouts by the underwhelming boogie its powerplant. It was … last in the competition with a lowly ponies at 12,600 rpm, and it only the peaky R6 in midrange To meet American noise its exhaust valve closes as the is reaching for its power peak.

Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE

Sadly, it signs off by 13,000 far short of its 15,600-rpm rev limit.

the bike’s computer can be tricked reverting to the less-restrictive tuning of the market Ninjas by bridging a in an electrical connector. We outlined how to do the mod in our Shootout sidebar. With the made and now keeping its exhaust fully open at high horsepower jumped to nearly 103 hp at revs, much more with its rivals.

For 2009, U.S.-spec ZXs again this exhaust-restriction ECU programming, but time we’re told are only 2 hp missing from the Euro model. Kawi an 8-hp boost in power this new model, which translate into about 104 horses at the top end, competitive its rivals. Now, if we could find the right wires to we might find a new class

Other engine upgrades more powerful stick for the ignition, revised piston with a molybdenum coating on skirts and lower-friction piston The titanium exhaust system with its four header using crossover tubes for scavenging before it flows to a collector. A catalyzer-equipped under-engine eventually flows to a stylized muffler.

It adds up to a claimed 124 horsepower (116 previous) at rpm, and 130 hp with full effect. It’s now down 2 hp from the Euro model, and we about 105 horses at the rear

Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE
Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE
Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE

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