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 Japan, alongside Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. Prior to World War II, KHI was part of the Kobe Kawasaki zaibatsu, which 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.
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
|Mileage||15-20 kmpl (approx.)|
|Shades||Pearl Flat Stardust White/Flat Ebony, Metallic Spark Black/Flat Ebony, Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black|
|Official Tagline||Set Your Heart Racing|
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
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
|Overall Length||2085 mm|
|Overall Width||705 mm|
|Overall Height||1115 mm|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm|
|Seat Height||830 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||194 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 litres|
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
|0-100 kmph||3.90 secs|
|Top Speed||262 kmph|
|Mileage (City)||15 kmpl|
|Mileage (Highway)||20 kmpl|
|Mileage (Combined)||17.5 kmpl|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Step-up Seat/Split Seat|
|Battery Type||Maintenance Free|
|Frame/Chassis||Twin spar, pressed-aluminium|
|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 & LAUNCH DATE
|Expected Price||Rs 15 lakh|
|Launch Date||Not Announced Yet|
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|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|
|Fuel System||Fuel injection:ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication, Wet sump with oil cooler|
|Valve System||DOHC, 16 valves|
|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|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|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|
WHEELS & TYRES
|Front Tyre||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Rear Tyre||180/55ZR17M/C (73W)|
Source: autoportal, autos.maxabout And And wikipedia.org.