2003 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Indeed, the new Kawasaki ZX-6R isn’t a 600 at all. While other manufacturers build middleweight sportbikes to fit Supersport regulations, the brain trust at Kawasaki figured a street rider has no such limitations. An extra 37cc may not sound like much, but the new 636cc Kwacker provides a dose of power that will likely surpass the other contenders in the class.
|Engine Type||Inline 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve|
|Bore Stroke||68.0 x 43.8mm|
|Fuel System||Fuel injection with 38mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||Digital 32-bit ECU|
|Seat Height||32.5 in.|
|Front Suspension||41mm inverted cartridge fork, 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||UNI-TRAK® system, 5.3 in. travel|
|Front Brake||280mm dual hydraulic discs|
|Rear Brake||220mm single hydraulic disc|
|Fuel Capacity||4.8 gal.|
|Dry Weight||355 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.