2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Value meets this sportbike’s street/track versatility.

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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has been bringing its versatile street/track character to the middleweight sportbike category since its introduction in 1995, also known as the heyday of fully faired trackday slogging machines. This year sees the return of the $9,999 (non-ABS) motorcycle that is powered by the 636cc inline-four engine. It offers fun to a range of riders who are looking for an edgy, yet well-mannered sportbike to tackle the various tarmac. Key features include its traction control, power mode, ABS, and Showa suspension.

2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

When we rode the 2019 version, the middleweight sportbike was “Unlike some of its competition, the ZX-6R is a civilized sportbike that’s as at home on the street as it is on track.”

Decades-long rivalries could still be seen between the ZX-6R and the Yamaha YZF-R6 or Suzuki GSX-R600. The Honda CBR650R, of course, also serves as another Japanese rival.

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Updates For 2020

The 2020 model does not see any highlighted changes from the previously updated 2019 model.

The Ninja ZX-6R is available in the KRT edition Lime Green/Ebony, Candy Steel Furnace Orange/Metallic Flat Spark Black, and Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black. Starting price is $9,999.

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2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Claimed Specifications

Price: $9,999 (non-ABS)/$10,999 (ABS)
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four
Displacement: 636cc
Bore x Stroke: 67.0 x 45.1mm
Horsepower: N/A
Torque: 52.1 lb-ft @ 11,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 32.7 in.
Rake: 24.5°
Trail: 4.1 in.
Front Suspension: 41mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable; 5.9-in. travel
Front Tire: 120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire: 180/55ZR-17
Wheelbase: 55.1 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal.
Wet Weight: 426 lb. (non-ABS)/430 lb. (ABS)
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