World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6

Published: 26 August 2002

In the latest issue of MCN, out August 28, we’ve got the first official shots of Kawasaki’s stunning new ZX-6, the machine that’s already staking its claim as the hot bike for 2003.

Kawasaki’s middleweight contender comes in two variants. You can read about all the details in the new MCN, but here’s just a taste of what the new ZX-6R delivers:

*The same torquey 636cc motor as the current bike, but it gains

*Fuel injection

*Upside down forks

*Radial brakes

*An aggressive new styling

*All new frame

You can also read how Kawasaki’s over-the-counter ZX-6RR Supersport homologation will take the fight to the world stage with a higher revving 599cc motor and slipper clutch.

No prices have been released yet, but you can expect the ZX-6R to be around £7250 and the RR version about £8000.

In the new MCN you can also read the latest news, sport and features, including:

*Barry Sheene’s battle against cancer

*Kawasaki’s new Z1000 street bike and VN1600 giant cruiser

*The looming ban on mobile phone use behind the wheel

*A peek at what could be Triumph’s new Tiger

*The 50 riders who’ve made it into the second round of our Road Test Idol competition

*Norton’s back….in America at least. Read how the 235bhp V8 Nemesis project will rear its head again.

*Honda’s FireBlade gets the long-term treatment from Marc Potter.

*We road test Ducati’s range of Monster road bikes.

We’ve got the world’s best sports reporting from GP/WSB and BSB:

*Rossi’s tyre nightmare at Brno.

*How Honda will flood the MotoGP grid with RCVs in 2003

*Why Hizzy’s got the bit between his teeth and how he’s discovered a new will to win.

*John Reynolds dismisses the rumours around his Suzuki ride.

*Explosive pictures from the German Supersport series.

*Ben and Eric Bostrom are involved in a serious accident on holiday.

PLUS there’s your letters, seven days of things to see and do around the UK and abroad and your FREE copy of MCN Bike Mart – the place to buy or sell your bike. Don’t miss it.