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Ninja ZX-6R ABS

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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.


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


Front: type Dual semi-floating 310 mm (x t5 mm) petal discs
Front: calipers Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston, Nissin
Rear: type Single 220 mm (x t5 mm) petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston, Nissin


Overall length 2,085 mm
Overall width 705 mm
Overall height 1,115 mm
Wheelbase 1,395 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Seat height 830 mm
Curb mass** 192 kg (ZX636E)
Fuel capacity 17 litres


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


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


Maximum Power 96.4 kW {131 PS} @ 13,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 101 kW {137 PS} @ 13,500 rpm


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


Warranty 12 months warranty

Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide

This model comes with 12 months factory limited warranty. 


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Special offers

1st Service Promotion

Receive $200 towards your first service with the purchase of a Ninja ZX-6R ABS.
The 1st Service Promotion is available on new, unused 2015 and 2016 models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between October 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016. Receive up to $300 towards your first service. Service must be scheduled with the retailing dealer. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions may apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer cannot be combined with any other special offers.

Mega Cash

Ride away with more cash in your pockets with MEGA Cash Credits.

Instant MEGA Cash Credits available on select new, unused 2015 and 2016 models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between October 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016. Instant MEGA cash credits are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, deducted from MSRP, and vary by model. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers.

3.9% Special Retail Financing

Take advantage of our Special Retail Financing offer for as little as 3.9% for 60 months. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer today for complete details and get moving - for less - right now.

The 3.9% Special Retail Financing Promotion is available on select 2015 and 2016 models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between October 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016. Receive a financing rate of 3.9% for up to 60 months, on approved credit, with the purchase of a ZX636FFF – Ninja ZX-6R ABS. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. The 3.9% Special Retail Financing Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion unless other


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.


Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip. ABS was developed to prevent such incidents. Kawasaki ABS systems are controlled by high precision and highly reliable programming formulated based on thorough testing of numerous riding situations. By ensuring stable braking performance, they offer rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment. 

And to meet the special requirements of certain riders, specialised ABS systems are also available. For example, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, enabling sport riding to be enjoyed by a wider range of riders. And by linking the front and rear brakes, K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS provides the confidence to enjoy touring on heavyweight models. Kawasaki is continually working on the development of other advanced ABS systems.

Fuel Economy Assistance Mode

By pushing the handle switch, riders are able to activate the Fuel Economy Assistance Mode, switching the ECU to a leaner fuel map in which ignition timing and fuel injection prioritise fuel economy. Rather than engine response or power, this mode favours reduced fuel consumption, aiming to increase fuel economy when riding at a constant speed. When riding in areas where gasoline stands are scarce, or when cruising across the continent, being able to make the same amount of fuel last longer is a considerable benefit. 

Maximising the effectiveness of the Fuel Economy Assistance Mode requires a gentle use of the throttle. In the case of the 1400GTR / Concours 14, this means keeping engine rpm under 6,000 rpm, throttle under 30%, and speed under 160 km/h. Nevertheless, especially when used in conjunction with the Economical Riding Indicator, this mode can contribute to significant savings in fuel costs over long distances.

KTRC (1-mode)

When accelerating on a slippery surface, it is easy for rear wheel spin (i.e. when the rear wheel turns faster than the front wheel) to occur. KTRC was designed to prevent wheel spin that could otherwise cause the loss of control of the bike. Like ABS prevents wheels from locking up when braking, this Kawasaki-original traction control system prevents the rear tyre from slipping. Knowing that the system will intervene to prevent sudden wheel spin when, for example, the pavement comes to an abrupt end when touring, is a great source of reassurance for riders. 

KTRC uses wheel speed sensors to monitor front and rear wheel speed. When it detects wheel spin, engine power is reduced to allow rear wheel grip to be regained. KTRC also enables helps the rear wheel regain traction in situations where grip is lost temporarily, like when riding over a wet manhole cover. 

KTRC uses 3-way control, governing ignition timing, fuel volume and (via the sub-throttle valves) intake air volume. This 3-way control is what enables the system to be so smooth, resulting in a very natural feeling.

It is technologically possible for traction control systems to recover from loss of grip due to wheel spin without the rider ever realising that they had slipped. However, KTRC lets riders know when road conditions are slippery by purposely delaying intervention for an instant. Firstly, communicating an accurate picture of current road conditions and what the bike is doing, and secondly, ensuring that systems provide support for riders – this is the philosophy that drives development of Kawasaki technology.

KIBS: Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System

Kawasaki developed KIBS to take into account the particular handling characteristics of supersport motorcycles, ensuring highly efficient braking with minimal intrusion during hard sport riding. It is the first mass-production brake system to link the ABS ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and engine ECU. 

In addition front and rear wheel speed, KIBS monitors front brake caliper hydraulic pressure, throttle position, engine speed, clutch actuation and gear position. This diverse information is analysed to determine the ideal front brake hydraulic pressure. Through precise control, the large drops in hydraulic pressure seen on standard ABS systems can be avoided. Additionally, the tendency on supersport models for the rear wheel to lift under heavy braking can be suppressed and rear brake controllability can be maintained when downshifting.

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.

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* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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

† Mega Cash noted with the MSRP, is a Special Offer that cannot be combined with any other special offer. Customers can choose a different current Special Offer, but they will be charged the full MSRP listed price and not the Mega Cash price.

‡ 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.