Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Launched Date, Features And Specification

Kawasaki About:

Kawasaki is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, heavy equipment, aerospace, and defense equipment, rolling stock and ships. It is also active in the production of industrial robots, gas turbines, boilers and other industrial products. The company is named after its founder Shōzō Kawasaki and has dual headquarters in Chūō-Ku, Kobe and Minato, Tokyo.

KHI is known as one of the three major heavy industrial manufacturers of Japanalongside  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. Prior to World War II, KHI was part of the Kobe Kawasaki zaibatsuwhich included Kawasaki Steel and Kawasaki Kisen. After the war, KHI became part of the DKB Group.

Kawasaki ZX-6R Overview

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R belongs to the superb mid-capacity superbike segment which is all geared up to enter the vast Indian bike market within 2015. In order to compete with the other global brands, Kawasaki has also decided to bring in its Ninja ZX-6R to India.

This category in the Indian premium bike market is really enticing the biking enthusiasts and the manufacturers are also pouring in their products in the segment to cater to this demand. Triumph offers its Street 675 and Daytona 675 in the mid-capacity superbike segment, while Benelli has its 600 cc superbike models; and Honda has its CBR600F.

Thus, when the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R comes to India it will be fighting with these models while increasing the competition even further.

Mileage 15-20 kmpl (approx.)
Type Superbike
Shades Pearl Flat Stardust White/Flat Ebony, Metallic Spark Black/Flat Ebony, Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black
Current Status Upcoming
Official Tagline Set Your Heart Racing
Warranty One Year

Kawasaki ZX-6R Expected Performance

The Ninja ZX-6R 636 comes powered by a more powerful motor to make it’s highly capable of tracks. The motorcycle is powered by an inline 636 cc, 4 cylinder liquid cooled engine which has the capability of with its top power of 132 PS atВ 13,500 rpm and max torque of 72 Nm at 11,500 rpm. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox transmission.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 offers great punchy performance and offers more power and torque compared to the litre class bikes which would please the Indian bike enthusiasts. This bike will also offer a fun and engaging ride along with great stability and be handling even on the miserable Indian roads.

The Ninja ZX-6R 636 offers the crucial safety feature of ABS to aid its real efficient braking system with disc brakes at both ends. This aids in enhancing the overall performance. The bike also gets a slipper clutch and traction control for superb safe and fun rides.

Kawasaki ZX-6R Expected Price

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 is expected to be priced between Rs. 12 to 13 lakhs. The high price range is owing to the CBU or completely built unite route via which the bike will be imported to India by the company straight from Japan.

Kawasaki ZX-6R Expected Launch Date

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 is expected to hit the Indian superbike market in the last quarter of the calendar year of 2019.

Technical Specification Of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Overall Length 2085 mm
Overall Width 705 mm
Overall Height 1115 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Seat Height 830 mm
Wheelbase 1395 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 194 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
0-100 kmph 3.90 secs
Top Speed 262 kmph
Mileage (City) 15 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 20 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 17.5 kmpl
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Frame/Chassis Twin spar, pressed-aluminium
Rake 23.5°
Trail 101 mm
Steering Angle 27°(Left) / 27°(Right)

Suspension and Brakes

Ninja ZX-6R features adjustable inverted 41mm Showa telescopic forks at its front and linked type gas charged mono shock absorber at the back. Its braking system consists of petal disc brakes on its both wheels and 4-piston callipers at its front and single piston calliper at the back. Ninja ZX-6R has dual front disc brakes 310mm and single rear disc brake of 220mm. Kawasaki may also launch this bike with ABS.

Ride and Handling

The bike has a low ground clearance of 130mm which improves the aerodynamics of this bike and makes it fast on highways. The wheelbase of 1327mm brings stability to this bike on highways and its suspension system keeps it grounded while you change lanes frequently at high speeds. This suspension system easily carries the weight of this bike and gives you comfortable rides.

The programmable traction control system of this bike further improves its ride and handling on every terrain. Its tyres also provide you firm grip around corners while its braking system enables you to keep this bike under control. The electronic steering of ZX-6R makes it easy for you to steer this bike accurately at high speeds and gives proper feedback at high speeds. The bike also feels free in city traffic thanks to its light handling.

Other Technical Specification Of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Expected Price Rs 15 lakh
Launch Date Not Announced Yet
Displacement 636 cc
No. of Cylinders 4
No. of Gears 6
Maximum Power 129.2 Bhp @ 13500 rpm
Maximum Torque 71 Nm @ 11500 rpm
Engine Description Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-Line Four
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Fuel injection:ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication, Wet sump with oil cooler
Compression Ratio 12.9:1
Bore 67 mm
Stroke 45.1 mm
Valve System DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel Type Petrol
Clutch Wet, Multi-disc, Manual
Gear Ratios 1st=2.846, 2nd=2.200, 3rd=1.850, 4th=1.600, 5th=1.421, 6th=1.300
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.900 (76/40)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.688 (43/16)
Final Drive Sealed chain
Maximum Power with RAM Air 135.4 Bhp @ 13500 rpm
Front Brake Dual semi-floating 310 mm (x t5 mm) petal discs, Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston caliper, Nissin
Rear Brake Single 220 mm (x t5 mm) petal disc, Single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston caliper, Nissin.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Suspension 41 mm inverted fork with top-out springs. Compression damping: Stepless. Rebound damping: Stepless. Spring preload: Fully adjustable
Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock. Compression damping: Stepless. Rebound damping: 25-way. Spring preload: Fully adjustable
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 134 mm
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels

Source: autoportal, autos.maxabout And And wikipedia.org.

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