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2011 Kawasaki ZX-6R Supersport Shootout Photo Gallery

Does the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-6R make for an optimal street mount compared to its Supersport rivals? Find out in our 2011 Supersport Street Shootout.

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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is one those do-it-all sportbikes that did everything well but didn’t stand out in any one area aside from top-end engine performance.
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2011 Kawasaki ZX-6R Dyno Chart
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2011 Supersport Shootout Horsepower
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2011 Supersport Shootout Torque
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The Ninja’s 599cc Inline-Four engine delivers an incredibly smooth powerband.
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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R received near unanimous praise for its handling characteristics.
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The Ninja’s suspension performed well on the street providing a good balance between sport and comfort.
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Stability at all speeds is an hallmark feature of the Ninja ZX-10R.
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The Ninja is priced very competitively for ’11 with an MSRP of $9999.
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The Ninja’s overall character was a little dull as compared to the Yamaha YZF-R6 and Suzuki GSX-R600.
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The Kawasaki’s strong top-end engine performance helped it obtain high scores in our acceleration tests.
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Although it makes use of a standard slipper clutch it didn’t seem to work as well as the unit in the other Japanese 600s.
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The six-speed gearbox performed flawlessly with no shifting gremlins reported.
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Like the rest of the bikes in this contest the Ninja sports very powerful brakes that are easy to use.
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The Kawasaki rolls on Bridgestone BT-016 rubber that are up to the demands of a spirited street pace.
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Like all these bikes in this test, Kawasaki’s ZX-6R is very capable sportbike on the street.