This is the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R, spied while filming a Kawasaki promotional video, which reveals the firm has gone back to the big-bore 636cc designation of previous years.
The spy shots have emerged months ahead of the bike's launch and were taken at the Bungalow, just before the Mountain Mile section of the Isle of Man TT course.
MCN revealed last month the ZX-6R would get a mild cosmetic refresh and this is borne out by these world-first spy shots, which show the new bike looking more akin to the current ZX-10R.
For more pictures and details on the new ZX-6R, pick up a copy of the August 8 issue of MCN, out now.
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