2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 Walkaround

Designed to deliver the fun and excitement of a supersport machine to a wide range of riders, the Ninja ZX-6R offers superior performance at all rpm care of its 636 cm3 engine, and with chassis settings focused on winding roads, it provides riding exhilaration in situations ranging from the track to the hills, and the highway to the city.

For 2019, the updated Ninja ZX-6R features new gearing that delivers stronger low-end response, making the new model even more fun on the street and winding roads. KQS is now standard equipment, complementing advanced rider support technology like 3-mode KTRC, Power Mode selection and KIBS. And all-new styling, the next step in the evolution of Ninja design, gives the new Ninja ZX-6R strong family looks while creating a distinct image.


With race-based engine and chassis performance optimised for the street, the Ninja ZX-6R offers riding exhilaration in a wide range of riding situations. While its roots give it a high potential for track- riding fun, its street-riding focus make it the 600cc supersport of choice for a day in the twisties.

The 636 advantage: 636 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
The advantage offered by the Ninja ZX-6R’s 37 cm3 greater displacement is significant for real world riding exhilaration. Greater performance across the rpm range is welcome when sport riding, both in the hills and on the racetrack. But stronger low and mid-range torque compared to “ordinary” mid-size supersport models also offers increased usability in everyday street-riding situations, like riding in stop-and-go city traffic, or accelerating to pass another vehicle on the highway. Updates for 2019 ensure emissions clear Euro4 regulations.

* The Ninja ZX-6R’s 636 cm3 displacement comes care of a bore and stroke of 67.0 x 45.1 mm. The displacement advantage results in stronger engine performance at all rpm, but in particular low-mid range torque is stronger.

* Molybdenum coating on piston skirts reduces friction and facilitates engine break-in.

* Connecting passages between the cylinders help reduce pumping loss.
* Large-volume air cleaner box (5,090 cm3) contributes to peak power and smooth power delivery.

* Intake funnel design contributes to low-mid range focused engine performance. Two different funnel shapes (#1 and #4 are the same; #2 and #3 are the same) help deliver the optimised power feeling.

* Ultra-fine atomising injectors with a droplet size of less than 60 _m ensure efficient air-fuel mixing, contributing to combustion efficiency. Precise settings contribute to reduced emissions.
* Joint pipes connect all four header pipes, contributing to low-mid range torque.

* Exhaust pre-chamber helps minimise silencer volume, contributing to mass centralisation.

* Silencer’s triangular cross-section enables the requisite volume while ensuring a high lean angle and a compact image.

* Clean emissions clear Euro4 regulations without compromising the engine’s performance. Power and torque are on par with those of the 2013-2018 model.

Improved power feeling
Shorter gearing care of a revised final ratio further emphasises the engine’s strong low-end. Well suited to the Ninja ZX-6R’s street focus, this change promises even more fun on the street and on winding roads.

Assist & Slipper Clutch
Race-inspired clutch technology offers both a back- torque limiting function as well as a light feel at the lever.

Pressed-aluminium perimeter frame
Race-developed perimeter frame is the key to the Ninja ZX-6R’s superb balance of flickable handling, mid-corner composure and an ability to change lines on command, coupled with excellent chassis feedback.

Large brake discs, monobloc calipers
Highly rigid, radial-mount monobloc calipers deliver a firm feel at the lever for superb control. Large ø310 mm petal disc brakes and a radial-pump front brake master cylinder complete the front brake package, ensuring powerful braking with excellent feel. A ø220 mm petal disc brake and lightweight caliper slow the rear.

SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston)
Combining the concepts of Showa SFF and BPF, this advanced fork offers both racetrack performance and everyday usability. Preload and damping (rebound & compression) are separated, facilitating setup.

KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)
Three modes cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)
Kawasaki’s supersport- grade high-precision brake management system, designed to take into account the particular handling characteristics of supersport motorcycles, ensures highly efficient braking with minimal intrusion during sport riding.

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