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Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Published: 27 October 2018

Updated: 23 October 2018

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The Kawasaki ZX-6R has its flaws as a road bike, the ride is too harsh for British roads, the turning circle is roughly the same as the Moon’s and to get the most out of the engine you need to be above 9,000rpm but it is a true weapon on a trackday.

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All of these problems can be tolerated on the road, but disappear entirely on the track where the ZX-6R suddenly makes complete sense. The twitchy front end can feel skittish on the road but feels responsive on track.

The engine, which feels like hard work on the road, sings from 9,000rpm up to the 14,000rpm redline and will send chills down your spine every time you open the taps.

And while the ride seems harsh as you crash along pot-holed and subsided roads, it generates enormous grip levels on track and allows you to carry as much corner speed as you dare.

This is an example of the 2007 version which made a genuine 114bhp at the back wheel despite being the first of several generations to drop engine capacity to 599cc.

What the seller says

"We have an excellent condition 2007(07) Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja P7F model in gleaming Ebony Black. It comes with an owner's manual and a service record book with 12 dealer stamps and two black Kawasaki immobiliser keys and the all-important red master coding key.

"It is Datatag security marked and fitted with Black Widow de-cat front pipes and a stainless Scorpion Red Power exhaust (with a removeable baffle) that sounds superb. There is a well-documented comprehensive history with all service and repair invoices.

"A new chain, sprockets and front discs and pads were replaced in January 2018. The MOT runs until July 2019."

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