Kawasaki's 2005 ZX-6R features a slipper clutch as standard, MotoGP-style fuel injection, wavy brake discs and a high-revving 107bhp engine.
Full details are revealed in the issue of MCN dated August 25, 2004.
It retains a 636cc engine - with lighter internals for faster revving. The styling is radically updated with a sexy new look incorporating the aerodynamic thinking demonstrated on the ZX-RR MotoGP bike.
The alloy twin-spar frame is all new.
The 2005 bike also has a braced swingarm and - a first for a Kawasaki - an underseat-exiting exhaust.
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More details only in MCN's August 25 issue - out now.
The issue also includes news of a half-faired Z750 Fazer rival, plus new colours for the ZX-6RR, ZX-10R, ZX-12R, ZZ-R1200, ZRX1200 and VN2000.
Check this site at 5pm on Friday August 27 for news of an important new superbike.