Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

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VEHICLE SUMMARY
Type Sports
Frame Twin spar, pressed-aluminium
Shades Pearl Flat Stardust White/Flat Ebony, Metallic Spark Black/Flat Ebony, Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty One Year
ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE
Displacement 636 cc
Maximum Power 129.2 Bhp @ 13500 rpm
Maximum Power with RAM Air 135.4 Bhp @ 13500 rpm
Maximum Torque 71 Nm @ 11500 rpm
Engine Description Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-Line Four
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Fuel injection:ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication, Wet sump with oil cooler
Compression Ratio 12.9:1
Bore 67 mm
Stroke 45.1 mm
Number of Cylinders 4
Valve System DOHC, 16 valves
TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6-speed, Return, cassette
Clutch Wet, Multi-disc, Manual
Gear Ratios 1st=2.846, 2nd=2.200, 3rd=1.850, 4th=1.600, 5th=1.421, 6th=1.300
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.900 (76/40)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.688 (43/16)
Final Drive Sealed chain
BRAKES
Front Brake Dual semi-floating 310 mm (x t5 mm) petal discs, Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston caliper, Nissin
Rear Brake Single 220 mm (x t5 mm) petal disc, Single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston caliper, Nissin.
Ani-lock Braking System (ABS)
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension 41 mm inverted fork with top-out springs. Compression damping: Stepless. Rebound damping: Stepless. Spring preload: Fully adjustable
Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock. Compression damping: Stepless. Rebound damping: 25-way. Spring preload: Fully adjustable
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 134 mm
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
BATTERY
Battery Type Maintenance Free
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Overall Length 2085 mm
Overall Width 705 mm
Overall Height 1115 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Seat Height 830 mm
Wheelbase 1395 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 194 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-100 kmph 5 secs
Mileage (City/Urban) 17 kmpl
Mileage (Highway/Extra-Urban) 20 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 15 kmpl
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Electric Start
Passenger Footrest
Pass Light
Passenger Backrest
Step-up Seat
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Rake 23.5°
Trail 101 mm
Steering Angle 27°(Left) / 27°(Right)

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Review

20 Sep, 14 02:57 PM

Overview

In the upcoming year, Kawasaki may launch their one of the most successful bikes, Ninja ZX-6R in India. The bike will bridge down the gap between Ninja 650R and Ninja 1000. Let’s check out the 2013 variant of this bike in detail.

Design and Style

This sports bike stands in between the entry level Ninja bikes and premium Ninja bikes in terms of styling. It borrows the styling cues from both categories of bikes and looks pretty balanced. The face and front fairing of this bike looks very aggressive and sharp. The twin headlights get separated by a V-shaped tinted visor which also gets partly divided by a thin layer of front cowl. The black colored, full size rear view mirrors are also mounted on this cowl. The deep positioned headlights and front fender forms the nose of this bike. This fender gets extended along its side forks and gives bulky appearance to this bike. The five-spoke black colored alloy wheels look quite simple and attractive. The engine cowl majorly forms the dual colored side fairing of this bike. The air-outlets, racy decals and integrated clear lens indicators make it look extremely sporty and aerodynamic. The exposed engine of ZX-6R complements the black color theme on this bike. The up-raised fuel tank of this bike looks catchy with flared edges. The up-swept rear cowl and triangular, black colored muffler further enhance the visual appearance of this bike. This narrow rear cowl features split seats on it while it also houses its modern LED tail light at the back. Its extended rear fender carries the number plate and side indicators. The broad tyre at the back gives macho look to this bike.

Instrument Console

The modern combined analogue digital instrument console can be seen in this bike. It features an analogue tachometer in a circular dial on the left side while it has a multifunction LCD on the right side. All essential LED indicators like gear position indicator are placed in this instrument panel. The LCD displays its digital speedometer, odometer, 2- trip meter, clock, fuel efficiency and fuel gauge. It also informs rider about the power mode and traction control.

Engine and Gearbox

This Ninja bike is powered by a 4-stroke, 4-cylinder 636cc engine. This DOHC engine churns out a maximum power output of 128 bhp at 13500 rpm. The torque production of this liquid-cooled, 16 valves engine is of 71 Nm which is accessible at 11500rpm. This bike is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox with one gear down and five gears up-shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

Ninja ZX-6R is a quick performer which reaches 0-100km/hr in less than 5 seconds. The highly refined engine of this bike stays away from any type of vibration and noise at high speeds. Kawasaki has designed this engine to perform strongly at high rpms. The power arrives as high as 13500rpm which makes it faster than other bikes of its segment. The bike can easily reach the speed of 200km/hr. The well-spaced gear ratios help this bike to achieve high speeds quickly. The bike offers you two riding modes which supplies power in different ways. The low speed torque and power pulling is almost the same but the first mode restricts power delivery from this engine at high speeds which is quite effective in city usage. The new light weight clutch with assist and slipper functions also plays a vital role in the performance of this engine as it adjusts the torque delivery itself depending upon the riding mode.

Mileage

The bike may return you an overall fuel efficiency of around 15-18km/ltr.

Comfort while Driving

The slim-waist fuel tank offers nice space to the rider to get a firm knee grip on this bike which is quite effective around sharp corners. The up-set clips on handle bar easily fits in your palm and gives you solid palm grip. The rear set foot-pegs allow you to get into a sporty, aerodynamic position while its split seat provides you optimum comfort on long journeys.

Storage Space and Safety Features

The bike lacks any type of storage space. Its pass button and powerful twin headlights confirms your safety at night.

Suspension and Brakes

Ninja ZX-6R features adjustable inverted 41mm Showa telescopic forks at its front and linked type gas charged mono shock absorber at the back. Its braking system consists of petal disc brakes on its both wheels and 4-piston callipers at its front and single piston calliper at the back. Ninja ZX-6R has dual front disc brakes of 310mm and single rear disc brake of 220mm. Kawasaki may also launch this bike with ABS.

Ride and Handling

The bike has a low ground clearance of 130mm which improves the aerodynamics of this bike and makes it fast on highways. The wheelbase of 1327mm brings stability to this bike on highways and its suspension system keeps it grounded while you change lanes frequently at high speeds. This suspension system easily carries the weight of this bike and gives you comfortable rides. The programmable traction control system of this bike further improves it ride and handling on every terrain. Its tyres also provide you firm grip around corners while its braking system enables you to keep this bike under control. The electronic steering of ZX-6R makes it easy for you to steer this bike accurately at high speeds and gives proper feedback at high speeds. The bike also feels free in city traffic thanks to its light handling.

Tyre Size, Shades and Variants

The bike will have R17 sizes of tyres. Kawasaki may launch single variant of this bike in three different colors.

Verdict

Kawasaki may launch this bike with a price tag of around INR 8-9 lakhs in India. Certainly, it’s a speed enthusiast which offers exclusive features like Traction control and Dual riding modes. It looks quite sporty and has all the potential to attract the speed lovers. We also feel it’s a value for money bike though we will have to wait for its official launch to know the accurate pricing of this bike which will decide its future in India.

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Shades

Available Shades in Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R to Choose From
Black
White
Green

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