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2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R/R: Look

New look is edgy, but attractive

Light-weight three-spoke help shed bulk

interesting to see how much the 600cc playing field has changed in the four or five years.

the Honda CBR held the mantle of sports six for the latter part of the 80s and 90s, Suzuki’s Gixxer and Yammy’s R6 have subsequently over as the most desirable.

Of much of the reason for this is they’re well ‘ard, Yamaha and Suzuki forgoing on-road niceties in favour of highly-strung track tools.

And now you the likes of both Kawasaki and selling two seemingly similar supersport bikes, in order to both on the road and on the track their brethren from the

While the CBRF4i is quite a of work, it’s GP-inspired cousin is a more serious though opinion is still between the Ninja duo. But on that later.

Both new the ZX-6R and ZX-6RR, share the fairings and many internals

While they can insult the when you first lay eyes on we really like the agro new

It’s a bit of an ‘up-yours’ at conservatism, and it a treat.

The tail’s sharp as come, the new ram-air intake aggressive (and likely to be a or hate aspect of design) and the cluster is supremely radical.

The is now lower than the 2001-2002 the tank slimmer, and the general position isn’t so much a style — more a ‘ I’m here to up demerit points ‘ position.

The new styling implies a harder attitude, and Kawasaki to have backed this up in the department.

The ZX-6R gets a new powerplant, while the ZX-6RR a 598cc mill, in order to with FIM, AMA and various racing commitee regulations.

reports suggest that RR has a few nifty doodads, like the slip system installed in the clutch, aimed at preventing wheel lock on aggressive the standard R represents better

According to Kawasaki however, won’t matter, because all 30 coming to Australia are accounted Natch.

Both bikes are identical, save for engine but for those lucky few who manage to get hands on the RR, here’s a list of

lightweight forged pistons

compression ratio

adjustable clutch

radial brakes

position adjustable swingarm

frame-mounted steering damper

While there are engine carried over from the model to the ’03 ZX-6R, it is much an all-new beast, an almost 10 per cent boost in

Kawasaki reckon a good of the new engine’s increased go is due to introduction of injection, now standard across the class.

Making use of 38mm bodies (with sub-throttles reshaped 10mm shorter tracts), the injection mapping is by a rather tasty 32-bit which gives more engine management.

Lighter and shorter plug-mounted ignition are used, with increased numbers on the pulser rotor. In terms, this equates to precise ignition timing.

The cylinder and heads have upgraded, with the latter by 10mm and camshaft design has tweeked to suit higher rpm and to cam timing changes via slotted cam

While the R and RR have different engines, both make use of the all aluminum cylinders with composite plating.

The RR gets the forged pistons, though the cast pistons now have cooling jets and narrower compared to the outgoing ’02

Kawasaki ZX 6 RR

While the Kwaka 600’s has always been strong, for both bikes has been a solid kick in the pants.

bikes share the same ratios, and all but first and second have been shortened for acceleration in higher gears. The RR a special slipper clutch, makes use of variable thickness retainers and shims, while the gets a multi-disc wet clutch.

engines are liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline four-cylinder mills, the 636cc engine from the makes a claimed 87kW of @ 13,000rpm, and some 91.5kW when the effect of ram air is factored in. torque hits @ 11,000rpm: to be precise.

With a dry weight of just arguably one of the lightest Ninja’s it wouldn’t be hard to break 3.0 in the 0-100km/h sprint.

The new centrally-mounted ram air passes directly though the but this in no way reduces torsional According to Kawasaki: All-new, perimeter frame offers strength and rigidity while crisp and stable handling

Judging from early it ain’t lying either, as the new is supposedly quite the nimble The new frame locates the swingarm further forward, which improve rear suspension and the swingarm is also longer last years model.

the ZX-6R uses … fully adjustable 41mm Kayaba front forks, top-out springs are fitted for performance throughout the … At the rear, a race-bred Uni-Trak suspension rig will help put to the ground, a nitrogen gas-charged shock with piggyback is fully adjustable for rebound/compression and preload.

Damping rates been adjusted front and for a more planted and firm plus a top-out spring has added to the rear shock for action.

280mm twin discs up mated to 4-pot calipers, the new Ninja in from speed, a smaller 220mm single disc rounds out the braking The RR model gets radial-mounted, front brake calipers a is a first for a 600cc production Four independent brake are used — one for each — which helps wear and heat to a minimum.

To you posted of important telemetry, a new instrumentation cluster offers up a of info, and looks very to boot.

There’s the digital LCD tachometer, digital trip odometer, water temp clock, shift indicator and an onboard lap timer. Speaking of new energy efficient LED tail are now part of the package as well.

New front and rear are lighter, helps reduce unsprung while a colour-coded rear-wheel helps keeps the crap off the shock and looks cool

Kawasaki has gone back to the board, done its homework and put in the yards: The result of which is an all-new 600 Ninja. The ZX-6R is a piece of kit, more to putting in the quickest lap times any other 600 Ninja before it, but street riding suffer as a

Sure, the looks are guaranteed to a few heads, but it’s more the sum of its that impress. The new engine, suspension and stiffer frame all to what will be one the finest tools in Australia.

Perhaps the and R6 are no longer the kings of the hill?

the ZX-6R to retail for roughly

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Kawasaki ZX 6 RR
Kawasaki ZX 6 RR

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