The 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

The 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

 

Top five products for the Kawasaki ZX-6R

By Marc Abbott -

Parts & accessories

 09 February 2009 10:31

The 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R has been hailed as a massive improvement on the old model. We put the 2009 model up against its rivals on the track in the February 4 edition of MCN to see which is king of the 600s.

If you’ve read the test and fallen in love with the new Kawasaki ZX-6R, then here’s the top five products that will give it that little extra.

Paddock stand (£105.95)

It might seem a lot to pay for a paddock stand, but this rear stand will fit any bike fitted with swingarm bobbins.

It’s also a small price to pay to be able to properly perform routine maintenance tasks, such as skinning your knuckles on the rear sprocket.

Bobbin set (£14.95)

Your paddock stand, with its Y-shaped locators, will be useless unless you’ve fitted these affordable brushed alloy bobbins.

Seat cowl (£129.95)

As with all the sports 600s, the much-loved seat cowl, or pillion seat cover as Kawasaki like to call it, is the ZX-6R’s crowning, colour-matched glory.

Tank pad (£28.95)

Often overlooked, sometimes gaudy, but useful nonetheless, in that it prevents zips and the like from scratching the tank of your newly-purchased £7449 motorcycle.

Wheel trim (£13.95 per wheel)

You’ll have to factor in £28 for both wheels, but the lime green option is an almost essential purchase.