Kawasaki ZX-6R

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2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R
Category: Super Sport

Features

Key Features
– Incredible power-to-weight ratio
– Race-oriented performance
– Track-tuned handling
– Aggressive aerodynamic styling

High-Revving 599cc Four-Cylinder, DOHC Engine
– Compact, narrow and lightweight design
– Tri-axis crankshaft and transmission shaft layout optimizes the engine’s center of gravity, reduces pitch changes during heavy braking and gives the rider more-accurate feedback from the chassis
– Light and strong forged pistons
– Narrow engine design gives excellent ground clearance

Four-Valve Cylinder Head
– Low cylinder head height with compact valve train
– Intake ports and coolant passages developed using flow analysis for efficient cylinder filling, more power, and maximum cooling efficiency
– Forged sintered aluminum spring retainers are half the weight of steel retainers and allow higher rpm

Ram Air Induction
– Central ram air duct offers a straighter path to the airbox for maximum intake efficiency and provides the mounting surface for the instrument panel, eliminating brackets and weight
– Flow analysis used to design efficient ducts to the airbox that also prevent water from reaching the air filter
– Compact airbox and air cleaner are highly efficient and contribute to the minimal riding position

Digital Fuel Injection
– 38mm throttle bore helps produce more torque in the mid-range, while short throttle body length delivers good over-rev characteristics
– Ultra-fine atomizing injectors aid combustion efficiency, for better power output and lower fuel consumption

TCBI Ignition with Digital Advance
– High-speed 32-bit ECU processor provides precise engine management
– Spark plug-mounted ignition coils are compact and help reduce weight

Pre-chamber Equipped Under-seat Muffler
– Exhaust header design contributes to improved exhaust efficiency
– Exhaust pre-chamber located below the engine contributes to better mass centralization
– Under-seat silencer is small and light to help mass centralization and allow for a more aerodynamic tailsection

Six-Speed Transmission
– Cassette-type transmission with a racing-style gear stack allows easier trackside ratio changes
– Close ratio transmission increases circuit performance

Racing-Style Slipper Clutch
– Racing-type slipper clutch reduces chassis disturbance when making rapid downshifts
– Optional springs, spring retainers and shims are available to fine-tune the clutch for specific track conditions

Gear Position Sensor
– Gear position sensor gives instant information to the rider, this is especially useful for improving consistency when testing settings on the racetrack
– System is compatible with the semi-automatic shifters (legal in AMA Supersport racing), which temporarily cut ignition to facilitate clutchless shifts at full-throttle

Lightweight Twin-Spar Aluminum Perimeter Frame
– Twin-spar perimeter-type frame is a mix of pressed and cast aluminum components welded together. This combination minimizes frame weight while still providing high strength and stability for responsive handling
– Chassis’s optimum center of gravity makes for easy roll response – particularly important negotiating a series of s-turns or returning to vertical after exiting a corner

Uni-Trak® Rear Suspension
– Uni-Trak® rear suspension system features pillow ball upper mount for a more direct feel and improved feedback
– Compact frame and engine allow a longer swingarm, which makes it easier to control rear wheel powerslides
– Rear shock is fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping. Ride height can be adjusted by adding/removing optional 1mm shims at the upper shock mount
– Equipped with a top-out spring which improves the rear wheel’s ability to follow the road surface when the rear end is light under hard braking
– Small piggyback shock reservoir is designed to save weight

41mm Inverted Cartridge Front Fork
– Fully-adjustable 41mm inverted cartridge fork provides exceptional rigidity
– Equipped with top-out springs so the front wheel better follows the road surface when the front end is light during hard acceleration
– Bottom mounted main fork spring completely submerged in oil, minimizing cavitation and delivering stable suspension performance even under demanding racetrack conditions
– Stiff settings are suitable for track use

Radial Mounted Front Disc Brakes
– Radial mounted four-piston, four-pad front brake calipers improve brake feel over a wider range of operation
– A separate brake pad is used for each piston. Individual pads provide increased cooling efficiency and can absorb more heat without deforming or losing brake feel at the lever than a large single pad, so they maintain consistent brake feel lap after lap
– Petal design brake discs offer excellent cooling and warp resistance

Aerodynamic Bodywork
– Design is the most aerodynamically efficient of any Ninja sportbike available
– Three-piece front fender with light and compact projector beam headlights and integrated front and rear turn signals add up to high aero efficiency
– Small but highly efficient ram air duct
– Exhaust system’s under-engine resonator allows the use of a smaller under-seat muffler, which allows a cleaner tail section further minimizing drag
– Different color panels create a sporty, aggressive image

Riding Position
– Ultra-compact chassis permits a ideal man-machine interface
– Slim fuel tank design makes it easier to grip the tank and seat when hanging off in a turn

Advanced Electronic Instrumentation
– Multifunction odometer, tripmeter, clock and lap timer/stopwatch

Specifications

Engine Type: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement: 599 cc
Bore x Stroke: 67.0 x 42.5mm
Maximum Torque: 40 lb ft @ 11,500 rpm
Compression Ratio: 13.3:1
Fuel Injection: DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles, two injectors per throttle body
Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
Transmission: 6-Speed
Final Drive: X-Ring Chain
Rake/Trail: 25 deg / 4.3 in.
Frame type: Aluminum perimeter
Front Tire Size: 120/70-ZR17
Rear Tire Size: 180/55-ZR17
Wheelbase: 55.3 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel: 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with top-out springs, stepless rebound damping, stepless compression damping, fully-adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, top-out spring and pillow ball upper mount, dual-range (high/low-speed) stepless compression damping, 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully-adjustable spring preload / 5.2 in.
Front Brake Type: Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with four-piston, four-pad calipers
Rear Brake Type: Single 210mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.5 gal.
Seat Height: 32.3 in.
Dry Weight: 368.2 lbs.

4 thoughts on “Kawasaki ZX-6R”

  1. hi im from indonesia, the third world country.
    The nice looking n powerful bike..
    And super expensive bike in my country.

    Sayang gw ga pny duit bwt bli ni motor..
    Honda Tiger ja gw ga pny.
    Mau beliin ce gw mobil jaa blm kesampean.
    biz mintanya alphard.

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