2005 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Just like in 2003 when the ZX-6R brought radial-mount brakes and an inverted fork to the middleweight class, Kawasaki continues to deliver the trick stuff, becoming the first to offer an exhaust powervalve and a slipper clutch among its peers. Kudos to Team Green for creating a stylish set of clothes that don’t require flashy decals to make it look exciting.
|Engine Type||16-valve DOHC Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke|
|Bore Stroke||68 x 43.8mm|
|Fuel System||EFI w/ 38mm throttle bodies|
|Seat Height||32.3 in.|
|Front Suspension||41mm inverted cartridge fork w/rebound & compression damping; 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||UNI-TRAK® w/gas-charged shock, stepless compression & rebound damping, spring preload adj. & top-out|
|Front Brake||Dual semi-floating 300mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted, four-piston calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single 220mm petal disc with single-caliper piston|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal.|
|Dry Weight||362 lbs.|
The wait is over: Ducati’s 899 Panigale lines up against the MV Agusta F3 800, Suzuki’s GSX-R750, and last year’s Middleweight Shootout winner, Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-6R.