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.
On the styling front, fresh new bodywork sees the Ninja wear a new twin LED front end and cowling.
The seat is also changed for 2019 as is the tail section.
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.
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.
A slipper clutch is stock fitment while the suite of standard electronic rider aids include KTRC traction control.
Kawasaki’s intelligent anti-lock braking system (KIBS) plus the convenience of power modes selection and a shift-light.
The ZX-6R now gets a quickshifter and updated instruments while the clutch lever is now five-position span adjustable.
The chassis is suspended by Showa BFF separate function front forks and Kawasaki promise sporty but comfortable ergonomics.
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.
A revised seat-lock mechanism releases the front seat instead of the rear seat, enabling easy access to the battery.
Pre-wiring for a DC power source behind the cockpit’s inner fairing offers a convenient power supply for accessories.
An Öhlins steering damper is an optional extra, as are axle sliders and a colour coded pillion seat cover.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four|
|Valve system||DOHC, 16 valves|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: Ø38 mm x 4 with oval sub-throttles|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Ground clearance||130 mm|
|Fuel capacity||17 litres|
|Seat height||830 mm|
|Curb mass||196 kg|