The 2011 ZX-6R carries on a tradition of middleweight dominance started by the Ninja 600 of 1985. And in today’s ultra-competitive 600 supersport market, where technology, racetrack success and streetbike acumen can change dramatically year by year, that’s saying a lot. Don’t believe us? Then ask Cycle World magazine, who named it one of its Ten Best bikes of 2010.
Bore & Stroke
Rake and Trail
Four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
67.0 mm x 42.5 mm
DFI w/4 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles, 2 injectors per throttle body
TCBI with digital advance
24 deg / 4.1 in.
41 mm inverted Showa Big Piston fork w, top-out springs, stepless compression
Bottom-link Uni-Trak w/gas-charged shock, top-out spring and pillow ball up mount
Dual 300 mm petal rotors with dual radial-mounted, four-piston, four-pad calipers
Single 220 mm petal rotor with single-piston caliper
421.2 lbs. (Wet)