MSRP*
$12,499

Ninja ZX-6R

Metallic Matte Carbon Gray/Flat Ebony
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Specifications

Lifestyle

Capitalising on the strengths of the highly competitive engine and chassis package of the 599cc model, the 2015 Ninja ZX-6R has increased the displacement to 636cc giving you more performance at all rpm and greater usability in everyday street riding. With the chassis settings focused on winding roads, the new Ninja ZX-6R is able to deliver more riding exhilaration from the track to the hills, on the highway and in the city.

Engine

Valve system DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel system Fuel Injection: 38mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Compression ratio 12.9:1
Cooling Liquid
Bore and stroke 67.0 x 45.1 mm
Ignition Digital
Displacement 636cc
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Type 4-stroke, In-Line Four

Brakes

Front: type Dual semi-floating 310mm (x t15mm) petal disks
Rear: calipers Single-bore pin-slide, aluminum piston, Nissin
Rear: type Single 220 mm petal disc
Front: calipers Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston, Nissin

Dimensions

Fuel capacity 17 litres (3.7 gal.)
Overall length 2,085
Curb mass** 192 kg
Seat height 830mm
Wheelbase 1,395
Overall height 1,115 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Overall width 705 mm

Drivetrain

Final drive Sealed Chain
Gear ratio: 4th 1.600 (32/20)
Final reduction ratio 2.688 (43/16)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.850 (37/20)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Gear ratio: 2nd 2.200 (33/15)
Transmission 6-speed, cassette
Gear ratio: 1st 2.846 (37/13)
Gear ratio: 6th 1.300 (26/20)
Primary reduction ratio 1.900 (76/40)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.421 (27/19)

Frame

Tire: rear 180/55-ZR17M/C (73W)
Wheel travel: front 120 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 27° / 27°
Tire: front 120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
Trail 101mm
Type Perimeter, pressed-aluminum
Caster (rake) 23.5°
Wheel travel: rear 134 mm

Performance

Maximum Power 96.4 kW {131 PS} @ 13,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 71 N.m {7.2 kgf.m} @ 11,500 rpm

Suspension

Suspension, rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and top-out spring
Suspension, front 41 mm inverted fork with top-out springs

Details

Warranty 12 months warranty

Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide

This model comes with 12 months factory limited warranty. 

 

Kawasaki keeps the good times rolling with unlimited kilometers/hours of usage. We have you covered with our nationwide, Kawasaki dealer network. Visit any authorized Kawasaki dealer (for this product line) throughout Canada and continental USA for factory warranty coverage.

 

Click “Owner’s Warranty Guide” for full details regarding Kawasaki’s factory limited warranty coverage.

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MSRP*

$12,499

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Kawapedia

Dual Throttle Valves

Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. 

On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased. 

Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider's intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. 

Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch.

When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and help prevent the rear tyre from hopping and skidding.

KTRC (3-mode)

3-mode KTRC combines the traction control technology of both 1-mode KTRC, which provides enhanced stability in slippery situations by preventing wheel slip, and S-KTRC, which helps maintain optimum traction in sport riding situations by predicting the rear wheel slip ratio during acceleration, into a single system.

The convenient handle switch allows the type of traction control to be changed instantly by selecting one of the three modes, even while riding. Modes 1 and 2 maintain optimum traction during cornering, like S-KTRC. Designed with sport riding in mind, they enable sharp acceleration out of corners by maximising forward drive from the rear wheel. Modes 1 and 2 differ in the amount that they intervene. Mode 1, set for dry, good-grip road conditions, maintains the ideal slip ratio to ensure optimum traction. 

Mode 3 operates like 1-mode KTRC, reducing power to allow grip to be regained when rear wheel spin is detected. It is ideal when riding in slippery conditions or in the wet. Enabling riders to easily change traction control character, 3-mode KTRC is Kawasaki's most advanced engine management system.

Power Modes

Power modes offer riders an easily selectable choice between Full and Low Power. While Full Power is unrestricted, in Low Power mode maximum power is limited to approximately 75-80% of Full. Response is also milder in Low Power mode. Riders may opt to use Low Power mode for rainy conditions or city riding, and Full Power when sport riding. 

Available on the Ninja ZX-14R / ZZR1400, Versys 1000 and other key models, when combined with the 3-mode KTRC (+ OFF) traction control system, Power Mode selection offers a total of eight combinations (KTRC: Mode 1/2/3+OFF x Power Mode: Full/Low) to suit a wide range of riding situations. For example, an experienced rider enjoying sport riding on dry pavement might choose Full Power and Mode 1. On a wet or slippery surface, choosing Low Power and Mode 3 would yield the lowest chance of incurring wheel spin, and with the milder throttle response would offer a high level of riding safety.

Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. 

While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimise negative impact on the environment.

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** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.