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2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R First Ride Photo Gallery

View photos from the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R test ride then read about it in the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R First Ride review.

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The extra mid-range power allows the rider to carry a higher gear through many corners.
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A shorter first gear and new clutch design that offers reduced cable tension makes the Ninja a better street bike.
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Although it changes gears easily we wish it had the speed of an electronic quickshifter.
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2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
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The ZX-6R steers easier and is much more precise than ever before.
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Increased piston stroke boosts the engine’s capacity to 636cc.
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Both the European and U.S. spec ZX-6Rs are in the same state of engine tune for 2013.
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Kawasaki is the first Japanese brand to outfit its middleweight bike with traction control. It also comes with two engine power modes.
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The influence of Kawasaki’s aerospace group is obvious in the Ninja’s new styling.
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The Ninja still handles great but it lost a small degree of feel and cornering prowess near maximum lean.
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Kawasaki’s traction control system continues to evolve positively. The latest system can make the bike friendlier to ride on the street and track.
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The new brake/fork combination allowed the rider to trail brake aggressively into turns.
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Nissin has developed an alternative to Brembo’s ultra-popular monobloc caliper. The Japanese version performed as advertised.
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The new BP-SFF Showa fork separates spring preload and damping adjustment between legs.
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Kudos to Kawasaki for stepping outside of conventional engine displacement category with the reintroduction of its 636.