The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
is a Kawasaki
600 class sport motorcycle
.It was introduced in 1995, and has been constantly updated throughout the years in response to new products from Honda
, and Yamaha
. The ZX series is what was known as the Ninja line of Kawasaki motorcycles in the 1980s and still carries the name today.
When Kawasaki introduced the ZX-6R in 1995, it was the first middleweight sport bike, since the 1992 GSXR600 with an aluminum frame. It had a dry weight of , wet weight of , and was capable of accelerating in only 3.6 seconds.
There was a major revamp of the ZX-6R in 1998 with the Launch of the G series. The G series saw no increase in displacement but power went from 100 bhp to 108 bhp thanks to the newly designed airbox. Fairing was revamped, but retained a similar design as far as the headlight, air intakes and screen were concerned. In 2000, the first J series replaced the G, increasing power to 112 bhp by . The J series sported a couple of modernisations including a 180 section rear tyre, second headlight, uprated generator and stick coils replacing the traditional coil with HT lead.
With competition from Honda's CBR600F4i
, Suzuki's GSX-R600
, and Yamaha's YZF-R6
getting more aggressive, Kawasaki decided to make an unusual move for the late 2002 models. They increased the capacity of the traditional motor to with the ZX-6R A1P. This version used the J series... Read More