Video: Kawasaki reveal details of 2019 ZX-6R

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Kawasaki have released the full details of their 2019 ZX-6R, which features a raft of new electronics, as well as reworked styling.

Retaining the firm’s 636cc inline-four engine, which first appeared on the ZX-6R in 2002, this latest Euro4 compliant version now boasts a quick shifter for upshifts only, as well as two riding modes.

Although prices are still yet to be announced, the bike enjoys a new dash displaying a variety of functions, including an economical riding indicator, fuel gauge and remaining range function – suggesting this is more than just a track-focused supersport screamer. This is further qualified by the 12V power point for the charging of electronic devices on the move.

Traction control

Kawasaki are claiming no performance figures yet, however have claimed an 'improved power and torque feeling' in a statement released earlier today.

To help keep things in line, the revised middleweight also gets traction control and ABS-equipped monobloc calipers and large discs. Grippy Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres come as standard and upfront there are Showa BFF forks.

What's more, Kawasaki are offering a range of optional accessories including an Öhlins steering damper, axle sliders and a colour coded pillion seat cover.

Revised styling

Away from performance and handling, the new '6R has been redressed in a set of new fairings, complete with a set of twin headlamps. Placed just below a distinctive triangular air vent nestled under the screen, it's a styling change that harks back to the Kawasaki ZX-6Rs of the early noughties. A compact tail unit completes the aggressive look.

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Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

Senior Writer (motorcycling), sportsbike nut, currently riding a FireBlade