Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Engine: 599cc Inline-Four

x Stroke: 67mm x 42.5mm

101.6 hp @ 12,700 rpm

Torque: lb-ft @ 11,900 rpm

Weight: lbs w/fuel, 401.5 lbs w/o fuel

to Weight Ratio: 0.24

55.3 in. Rake: 25 Trail: 4.3 in.

Height: 32.3 in.

Exhaust dB at rpm: 83

Measured MPG:

MSRP: $9099

Last Kawasaki overcame a disappointing in Supersport Shootout V and went on to the 2007 AMA Supersport championship, that you never know going to happen when you get these motorcycles and uncover true potential. This the 2008 Ninja ZX-6R to the fray with no significant but it has a nice trophy to stick on the and a permanent place in the AMA record

Kawasaki brings to the shootout one of the neutral chassis in the middleweight with a great transmission and ergonomics for our taller riders. The way to at the Kawasaki is from the angle this bike, like the R6, is a bottled up in street accoutrements and restrictions hold it back in of the key performance challenges we subject supersport motorcycles to during a of rigorous testing.

A reoccurring theme with the performance of the Ninja Six is that it is a motorcycle with a high-revving that feels down on compared to the other bikes in test. Rumor has it that the is one of the few bikes in the comparison that current sound emission so we performed an unofficial sound using the techniques implemented by Highway Patrol to determine if is any truth to the paddock gossip.

we discovered is the ZX is the quietest bike in the ringing in at a reserved 80 dB at 5000 5 dB less than the Honda and and 9 dB less than the Ducati and If only there was a way to uncork the hmm.

After running six sleds on our Dynojet 200i, the finishes last in outright production with 101.6 hp at rpm, eight ponies on the R6 but a mere three ponies versus the popular 675 mill. power comes on sooner the other three Japanese but its 43.5 lb-ft of torque at rpm arrives later than the CBR or GSX-R while feeling it tapers off sooner than the R6 and CBR on the

It’s a matter of tough for Kawasaki, which doesn’t from a huge horsepower on paper but feels like it is in actual application. The accompanying charts show that the line is regularly at the bottom of the Look close and you see that it with the class horsepower R6 until about 13 grand.

when the other bikes past and keep on building Fortunately the transmission and gearing are for Infineon and Thunderhill because as the lap show, the Ninja is never far off the

During our Superpole session, the finishes at or near the bottom on of our rider’s lap charts, 1.8-seconds the Suzuki on Earnest’s list but and only 0.33-seconds behind the Gixxer Six on Hutch’s. With an on these lap times as a metric in review, this scenario and the low power figures had the Ninja catch-up the rest of test.

The is a little soft and seems to a lot of vibes in the upper rev range, Mike E. The thing’s got a really transmission, it handles well and great feedback from the end. It’s a good bike too. I love the footpegs and levers and it has decent for a tall guy.

Just needs a little power.

As Roger Hayden and Hacking proved in the AMA Supersport last year, the Kawasaki is a very fast machine plenty of podium potential.

rider scoring reveals the majority of the testers feel the chassis, in regards to both and stability, is one of the strong suits the has in its arsenal and, as you can tell, the big of the group all feel the ZX fit them the In the remaining track categories, the falls victim to an array of results that, when with the highest weight lbs without fuel), lower lap and horsepower numbers, keeps it having a shot at the title. But as it last year — doesn’t mean squat the light goes green.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 R

sitting on the bike it feels the for me, says 6’3 Call. that I am a bigger rider, I to use the revs a lot to get these little to move and what I found was it has a lot of vibration between 14-16 plus it feels like it out on top and peters out. The bars are and wide. The brakes are good and Suspension is really good for maybe a bit soft in the rear.

It’s very stable and it doesn’t do anything weird. Its in the chicanes is nearly effortless It doesn’t have a lot of gyro so it real good in the corners.

is not the only racer to praise the ability to navigate the twists and of a road course because Moore also found the ZX to his No surprise that he has a soft for the 6R considering one of his memorable journeys racing one in the treacherous 2007 Grand Prix road It was there that he discovered the joy of the ZX.

This is the sleeper bike in the in my opinion. This bike is fun to ride and feels as though it has of potential. I was lucky enough to ridden the AVIVA full version of this bike, the British National Championship, at the street race in China year and it was easily the best 600 I ever been on, reminisces Moore.

Out on the open roads, the roomy was one of the favorite bikes for our taller It also fared well in the scoring on the street test, the second-best fuel economy at mpg, trailing only the 38 mpg Ringing in at a budget-friendly $9099, the is the second-best bargain of the bunch the Triumph.

The Ninja also high in fit and finish with its instrument cluster, attention to and the blacked-out treatment on the levers, and exposed brackets combining to this one of the most-clean designs in the

One of the high points in the ZX-6R is turn-in and stability while

Without a doubt the Kawasaki is a fun to ride, writes Waheed, and if you ride it back-to-back with the bikes you wouldn’t be losing out on However, since it is down a bit on it makes the ride seem not as as the other bikes.

Considered on its the Kawasaki ZX-6R is an amazing that feels lighter and than it actually is. Brakes and are decent and it looks good, in the Kawasaki Lime Green of our test unit. The problem from the comparison, which some of the bike’s deficiencies in the end comes down to meeting standards.

Pull off the wire-swap trick and the ZX is in the hunt for a higher position in the standings.

Kawasaki ZX-6R Rider Notepads:

Neutral not as quick as R6 but more stable.

feels long and stable the 848.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 R

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