Sports motorcycles with engines of 600 cm³ volume have been stagnating for years for technical improvements. The last major change has been made by Yamaha with the R6 model, and maybe MV Agusta with F3 675. Kawasaki was the dominant motorcycle manufacturer in the supersport class for several years, and the slightly improved ZX6R comes next year.
Kawasaki realized that he had to offer something more than a competitor so the Kawasaki ZX6R would be attractive to customers who increasingly looking that the motorcycle they buy is practical too. No major changes have been made on the aggregate, except that it now meets the Euro 4 standard. The working volume of the aggregate is 636 cm³ and the maximum power data have not yet been published. We assume that power will at best remain at around 130 hp, as in last year’s model. The only thing Kawasaki claims about the new aggregate is that the new ZX6R will have little more power and torque in the middle revs as well as linear power delivery. The most advanced ZX6 brings in the standard electronic package with a quick-shifter that offers the possibility of shifting gears up and down without using cluch. On the list of standard equipment, there are also Selectable power modes combined with Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) and Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS).
The frame remained the same and on it is mounted a Showa BPF front fork with soft springs. On the list of accessories there is a Ohlins handlebar shock absorber, and the Kawasaki ZX6R comes in sale with the mounted Brdgestone Battlax Hypersport S2 tires. In the field of improvements in practicality in the everyday use, the Kawasaki ZX6R has received a new control panel where it will be possible to see the amount of fuel in the reservoir, the autonomy with the remaining fuel, and the new thing is the driving economy indicator in economical range. To make the ZX6R even more practical, Kawasaki has factory-built a 12V power source for charging the phone or the like.
In addition to these novelties and changes, the ZX6R also received a new refreshed aggressive look. The headlight is made in LED technology, which is also a novelty on this model for the next season. At first glance, it seems that Kawasaki with the new ZX6R has shifted the focus from the racing track to everyday use, however, advanced electronics leave room for the base model that will be homologated for the racing since the version of 636 cm can not appear on racing around the world. In addition to all the advantages, the ZX6R is likely to be more than competitive with the price of the underlying model, which, according to Kawasaki, starts from from $9,999.
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