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2011 Kawasaki ZX-6R Supersport Shootout Photo Gallery
2011 Kawasaki ZX-6R Supersport Shootout
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
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.
2011 Kawasaki ZX-6R Dyno Chart
2011 Supersport Shootout Horsepower
2011 Supersport Shootout Torque
The Ninja’s 599cc Inline-Four engine delivers an incredibly smooth powerband.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R received near unanimous praise for its handling characteristics.
The Ninja’s suspension performed well on the street providing a good balance between sport and comfort.
Stability at all speeds is an hallmark feature of the Ninja ZX-10R.
The Ninja is priced very competitively for ’11 with an MSRP of $9999.
The Ninja’s overall character was a little dull as compared to the Yamaha YZF-R6 and Suzuki GSX-R600.
The Kawasaki’s strong top-end engine performance helped it obtain high scores in our acceleration tests.
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.
The six-speed gearbox performed flawlessly with no shifting gremlins reported.
Like the rest of the bikes in this contest the Ninja sports very powerful brakes that are easy to use.
The Kawasaki rolls on Bridgestone BT-016 rubber that are up to the demands of a spirited street pace.
Like all these bikes in this test, Kawasaki’s ZX-6R is very capable sportbike on the street.
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