Prodigious news for enthusiasts looking forward to a proper Japanese supersport. Excessively reliable sources have spotted the 600cc Kawasaki ZX-6R supersport bike at the ARAI test facility undergoing homologation tests. For those not in the know, every bike or car (excluding CBU imports) has to undergo a series of tests to complete if they are fit for use in Indian road circumstances before being introduced in the market. Spotting a bike undergoing homologation is a clear marking of a bike maker waiting to launch it in India.
The 600cc Supersport class has been annihilating by the one-two-three punch of consumer tastes, tightening consumer budgets, and tougher emissions restrictions. While the expenditure on product offerings in this class have gone up, customers have either opted for options that are economical to purchase and insure, or chosen to enhance to tech-laden liter bike offerings. The effect has been cataclysmic in the class, with most models acquiring minimal updates. Besides Kawasaki, that is.
For 2019, the Ninja ZX-6R enumerates technology, revised styling, and features to attract buyers who still give credence in the balance between power and handling that sportbikes provide. All while confrontation new emissions requirements.
At its heart, the ZX-6R clings to its 636cc inline four-cylinder engine. To meet Euro 4 emissions requirements, Kawasaki recourse to ultra-fine atomizing injectors, these injectors implants fuel at a droplet size of fewer than 60 microns. The minimal size of this droplet assures a more efficient air-fuel mixing. An analogous engine tune features wider “precise settings” to pitch to a reduction in engine emissions. And the best news is, Kawasaki claims no allegation power has been lost with the reduction in emissions.
Kawasaki made an adjustment to the gearing on the ZX-6R. For 2019, there is a one-tooth-smaller countershaft sprocket for a shorter final gear ratio (15/43) which is assured to emphasize the low-end grunt of the bike. In annexation, Kawasaki has added its KQS quick-shifter to the ZX-6R as standard. This contactless-type quick-shifter grants for quick, full-power upshifts. KQS detects shift lever actuation and sends a signal to the ECU to cut ignition so the next year can be elected all without the clutch.
And to make assured you know the bike is new, there is significantly revised styling as well for the 2019 model. There are a new front cowling and windscreen, LED headlamps, tail cowl, LED taillight, heel guard, as well as a new accomplishing process for the muffler. All of the aforementioned parts feature revised styling and finishing not only moving the 6R to a more upmarket position in terms of materialization but bringing the Ninja ZX-6R in line with the aesthetics of the rest of Kawasaki’s sports lineup.
Kawasaki ZX-6R Bike Specification
|ENGINE||636cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC inline-four|
|CLAIMED TORQUE||52.1 lb.-ft. @ 11,500 rpm|
|FRAME||Pressed aluminum perimeter|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||41mm inverted cartridge-type Showa Big-Piston SFF fork; adjustable preload, rebound, and compression (stepless)|
|REAR SUSPENSION||Uni-Trak; adjustable preload, rebound, high/low-speed compression (stepless), and ride height/td>|
|FRONT BRAKE||Dual opposed four-piston radial mount calipers, 310mm petal discs w/ optional KIBS|
|REAR BRAKE||Single-piston caliper, 210mm petal disc|
|SEAT HEIGHT||32.7 in.|
|FUEL CAPACITY||4.5 gal.|
|CLAIMED CURB WEIGHT||428 lb. / 430 lb. (ABS/KRT)|