Kawasaki is claiming they have shed 10kg off last years bike, which is a huge amount for a supersports 600. It certainly feels lighter, more lively and turns in much easier. It’s easy to spot the difference between the new and old bike when riding them back to back. But the huge gain over the competition is the new big piston forks which are stunning.
On the initial launch of the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R the engine improvements didn’t feel too significant, more midrange but not too much at the top end. However, the Japanese test track was at altitude, and now we’ve had the bike on the Dyno in the UK its easy to see the gains. Kawasaki is claiming a significant boost in the midrange which was always a weak point of the old bike with some serious power up at the top end.
Kawasaki build quality has really improved over recent years, not that it was poor to start with. We’ve run many Kawasaki long term bikes over the years at MCN with very high mileage and never had a problem with any of the bikes therefore there is no reason to question the reliability of the new ZX-6R
Its right in the ball park up against the competition, and considering it’s a new bike with the latest technology it seems good value for money. Kawasaki also run an attractive insurance package too. The Suzuki GSX-R600 is slightly cheaper and there are deals to be had on the Yamaha R6 but they are a few years old now. Find a Kawasaki ZX-6R for sale.
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Fully adjustable suspension front and back, designed with help from Showa using MotoGP technology for starters. Slipper clutch as standard which works excellent, radial brakes with wavy discs and there is even a lap timer incorporated into the clocks, what more would you need? Compare and buy products for the Kawasaki ZX-6R in the MCN Shop.