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2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R on the road: "Softer and much more compliant"

MCN Senior Road tester Adam Child is currently putting Kawasaki’s new ZX-6R 636 through its paces in California. Yesterday he was on track, today he's in the mountains of northern California. Here are Adam’s first impressions from the fast road ride: “We’re on road settings and road Brigestone S20 rubber which means the new ZX-6R steers much slower and the ride...

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Nov 11

Posts: 75

HkUk says:

Eh ?

I reckon the 675 Daytona has more and broader torque so it sounds like someone is just repeating what they heard in a presentation. "Class leading torque". Cliched sales blurb.

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Oct 05

Posts: 538

evilamnesiac says:


Hkuk... More and broader spread... Please feel free to cite your sources or ill call bullshit.

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Sep 09

Posts: 898

Rogerborg says:

Go on, compare it against other £10K bikes

Rather than other "600" bike.  Apply the "if it were my money" test.  Would you?  Like fuck you would.

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Sep 06

Posts: 302

gixercarl says:

new 6

rather go out and buy a £5.5 08> fireblade

that would smoke that 6,

them blades are so easy to ride a novice would be ok onboard

pointless for a 10k 6 other than for racers

3k 04 > honda 600 RR woukld still be 90% as good for £7k less

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Apr 11

Posts: 186

DirtyHarry46 says:


Ofcourse wud love to go Honda if it dint suck so bad in looks department..both CBR600 n R6 need major ZX6R is cool

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Oct 12

Posts: 16

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Nov 03

Posts: 470

kl595 says:

Is it true what people are saying. £10k for a 600? Unbelievable. £10k?, that can't be right.....

and manufacturers wonder why new bike sales are down?

I'm now in talks with Suzuki to produce an SV1200 for £7999. I'm not of course but I'll be happy to take 1% of worldwide sales off them for my brilliant idea. If they do it, they've now got to contact me or else risk a hefty lawsuit for theft of intellectual property rights. lol

meanwhile it's £10k for a green 636. Old ones are going for about £2- £3k. Hmmmm

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May 09

Posts: 269

JustBe says:


I never understood the whole "easy to ride"....... I've gotten on so many bikes and been fine, they're all easy to ride as much as you're willing to push them, which on the road is the same. Now round a track the ride different but they're all easy to ride, the difficulty comes in riding them fast. Again though you all end up doing the same on each bike within your ability, there is no such thing as this whole easy to ride crap, people learn the differences quick.

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May 09

Posts: 269

JustBe says:


Also I had the stock Bridgestone tyres for the last model the BT016 or sumthing like that and they were the worst tyre ever. They had no grip ever, always spun when it was a bit cold and I low sided on them at like 10mph doing nothing wrong, they just lost grip. Luckily my crash bungs saved my bike from any damage and I got the Pilot Road 3s and they've been amazing. I rode the BT016s to the canvas in 2500 miles but the Pilot road 3s have grip in all weather types, they have way more dry grip and I'm so much faster with them compared. On top of that I've now done 4000 miles on them and no signs of the tyre squaring off or wear. I also have no chicken strips on these tyres which I had on the Bridgestones because I just didn't feel safe on them.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8486

snev says:

"softer and more copliant"

Just what I've been waiting for. Do they do it in any other colour?

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