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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

4.5 from 4 reviews

I LOVED MY NINJA!

I had my Kawasaki ZX600 2010 for two years and loved it so much!
Powerful and it sounded great . I would recommend this bike for anyone that wanted to upgrade from having a 250cc or something .
I no longer have this bike as i had to sell it but i know that the owner is enjoying his time on it!!

Date PurchasedSep 2016

2009 - Under appreciated bike.

Often overshadowed by it's other Japanese rivals of the same vintage, this went under the radar. Which, is a good thing! Insurance for me was half the price compared to the others, and cheaper to buy as everyone wants the other models.
Goes hard and rides well. Love it. Don't over look this bike, if you can get one for a good price, go for it. You wont be disappointed.

Date PurchasedJul 2015

Fantastic and brilliant bike!

Bought this bike in mid February and done over 2500km so far absolutely loving it every moment. Not all 600 cc supersports are created equal. In the case of the 2015 Kawasaki ZX-6R, that’s true both literally and figuratively.

Regardless of whether you consider the 37 extra ccs of engine displacement found in the Kawasaki ZX-6R cheating or brilliant engineering and marketing, the change it brings is undeniable.

The engine is incredibly smooth and adds just enough extra power to separate the ZX-6R from the competition. With many similar sportbikes, you would need to drop a gear when cruising on the freeway to make a pass. On the Kawasaki, all it takes is a handful of throttle. That fattened middle means you can really focus on not hitting things like cars or potholes the size of craters, which I'm a fan of. Also: it's really, really fun. The brakes are definitely adequate and the ABS intervention is spot on (luckily I only had to experience this once). I tend to prefer brakes with more initial bite, and the Kawasaki's didn't give me quite the confidence that Ducati's might when lane splitting or fast riding on roads where animals are a concern. But they're definitely up to the job when you need them. The other main thing I noticed was that, while 37 ccs sounds like a relatively small number, its addition is greatly appreciated. The engine is incredibly smooth, pulling from as low as 2,000 rpm, even in sixth gear. It does get a little vibey just above the 8,000 rpm range, but pulls really strong up into the 14,000 rpm range. The fattened middle section of the powerband actually makes the ZX-6R feel more on par with the Suzuki GSX-R750 than the other 600 cc competitors. Give it gas anywhere in the powerband and the ZX-6R will get up and go. At the stock settings, the ZX-6R is on the soft side, which I found perfect for mellowing some harsh city streets without negatively impacting handling. The ZX-6R also has two power modes, full and low. Full is as you would expect, while low limits the throttle response to 80 percent above 7,000 rpm. Again, this is another nice setting for newer riders (cringe) and those times when things get slippery. To help you best put that power down, on both the track and road, Kawasaki has included a three-level traction control system. KTRC level 1 is designed as a slight safety net for track riding and still allows for some wheel spin. Level 2 bumps that up a bit, controlling wheelspin without much noticeable chop to the throttle, while KTRC 3 comes down on you hard. I spent the bulk of my time in KTRC 1, which gave me confidence to push the throttle more than I might normally. KTRC 2 found me trying to find ways to engage it by grabbing handfuls of throttle, such as when as I hit slippery surfaces, and it felt like it would be a great mode for those times you get caught in rainy or slippery conditions. Level 3… well, I don’t really know why you would need that, unless you bought one of these beasts the same day you got your license — not something I recommend.
“The new ZX-6R simply does everything better on the street, from a smoother ride to a much more enjoyable powerband. And yet once I got the opportunity to ride it at the racetrack, I found it doesn't give away everything there in exchange for that improved performance on the street.” — SportRider.com

Go and test ride one for yourself and experience the true FUN in motorcycling.
All the best


Good

If you can find one in good condition it is still a desirable bike that will provide many a day of fulfillment in sports riding. If you are new to sports bikes I highly recommend this as a starter bike before upgrading to its bigger brothers.
95 Model, my first real sports bike and what an introduction, agile, great power delivery with a rush of power past 10,000 rpm. It was reliable starting first shot every time, even in cold weather without fuel injection. Styling still looked good when I sold it in 2009 and collected positive comments from admirers.
Although a great bike and in great condition, it lacked the necessary technology of today, fuel injection, better brakes and suspension. Other than that no real gripes.

Questions & Answers

what fuel did you use i have a 1998 model.
2 answers
BP U98Okay thanks for that

Details

Ninja ZX-6R
Price (RRP)11699
Release dateMay 2007

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