2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki has uprated their 636cc ZX-6R for 2019 with a swag of new features to add more appeal to the machine for the new model year.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

On the styling front, fresh new bodywork sees the Ninja wear a new twin LED front end and cowling.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

The seat is also changed for 2019 as is the tail section.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

With ram-air Kawasaki claim a peak power figure of 134 horsepower at 13,500 rpm from the 12.9:1 compression motor which is now Euro4 compliant.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Peak torque is 71 Nm at 11,000 rpm and is matched to shorter overall gearing (one less tooth on the front), to provide a greater sensation of acceleration.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

A slipper clutch is stock fitment while the suite of standard electronic rider aids include KTRC traction control.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki’s intelligent anti-lock braking system (KIBS) plus the convenience of power modes selection and a shift-light.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

The ZX-6R now gets a quickshifter and updated instruments while the clutch lever is now five-position span adjustable.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

The chassis is suspended by Showa BFF separate function front forks and Kawasaki promise sporty but comfortable ergonomics.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Four-piston Nissin monobloc calipers and 310 mm front disc rotors take care of the stopping duties with pressure controlled via a radial master cylinder.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

A revised seat-lock mechanism releases the front seat instead of the rear seat, enabling easy access to the battery.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Pre-wiring for a DC power source behind the cockpit’s inner fairing offers a convenient power supply for accessories.

Kawasaki ZX R
2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R

An Öhlins steering damper is an optional extra, as are axle sliders and a colour coded pillion seat cover.

Kawasaki ZX R

 

Engine
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 636 cm³
Compression ratio 12.9:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø38 mm x 4 with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler

 

Performance / Transmission
Maximum power 95.4 kW (130 PS) / 13,500 rpm
Maximum power with RAM air 100 kW (136 PS) / 13,500 rpm
Fuel consumption 5.5 l/100 km
CO2 emission 149 g/km
Maximum torque 70.8 Nm 7.2 kgfm / 11,000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.900 (76/40)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.846 (37/13)
Gear Ratios 2nd 2.200 (33/15)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.850 (37/20)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.600 (32/20)
Gear Ratios 5th 1.421 (27/19)
Gear Ratios 6th 1.300 (26/20)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

 

Brakes & Suspension
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 310 mm (x t5 mm) petal discs. Caliper: dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 220 mm (x t5 mm) petal disc. Caliper: single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston
Suspension, front 41 mm inverted fork (SFF-BP) with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs
Suspension, rear Bottom-Link Uni Trak, gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

 

Frame & Dimensions
Frame type win spar, cast aluminium
Trail 101 mm
Wheel travel front 120 mm
Wheel travel rear 151 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 180/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Steering angle, left / right 27° / 27°
L x W x H 2,025 x 710 x 1,100 mm
Wheelbase 1,400 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Seat height 830 mm
Curb mass 196 kg

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