2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Review | Shrugging Convention

Is Kawi’s New “Cheater” the Ultimate Middleweight Streetbike?

By Ari Henning, Photography by Kevin Wing

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Specs

Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 636cc
Bore x stroke 67.0 x 45.1mm
Compression 12.9:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed
Measured horsepower 112.0 bhp @ 13,300 rpm
Measured torque 46.4 lb.-ft. @ 11,300 rpm
Corrected ¼-mile 10.69 sec. @ 129.24 mph
Top-gear roll-on 60-80 mph 3.16 sec.
Fuel mileage (hi/low/avg.) 41/31/37 mpg
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension Showa 41mm SFF-BP with adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound damping
Rear suspension Showa shock with adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Nissin four-piston calipers, 310mm discs with ABS
Rear brake Nissin single-piston caliper, 220mm disc with ABS
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone S20
Rear tire 180/55ZR-17 Bridgestone S20
Rake/trail 23.5º/4.0 in.
Seat height 32.7 in.
Wheelbase 54.9 in.
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty) 422/395 lbs.
Colors Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Spark Black/Flat Ebony, Pearl Flat Stardust White/Flat Ebony
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Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact Kawasaki Motor Corp.
9950 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618
949.770.0400
www.kawasaki.com

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