PRECISE CONTROL FOR MAXIMUM EXCITEMENT

Development of the rider active package focused on offering riders more precise control. Changes to engine and chassis for enhanced controllability result in a confidence-inspiring character that enables a calm assuredness as high-level riding is pursued.

Chassis fine-tuning and increased mass centralisation result in lighter handling, making it even easier to tip this Six into corners.

Highly confidence inspiring, the precise engine and chassis control offered by the new Ninja ZX-6R enables riders to maximise the excitement that come from actively controlling a high-performance track-focused machine.

Features

CONFIDENT, FLICKABLE HANDLING


One of the goals for the 2009 Ninja ZX-6R was to give the new bike lighter handling. The superb combination of mid-corner stability and ability to change lines on command was maintained from the ZX600P, but frame rigidity was revised and mass further centralised to make the new Ninja ZX-6R even easier to tip into corners.

Further, the naturally aggressive ergonomics package was fine-tuned to offer riders an even better “fit” and to enhance the high level feedback that communicates to the rider what the bike is doing.

 


LIGHTER WEIGHT


In addition to the more flickable handling, our engineers wanted to make the new bike as light as possible. All engine and chassis parts were re-evaluated to reduce weight. The new Ninja ZX-6R has a curb mass approximately 10 kg lighter than its predecessor.

 


CORNER-ENTRY CONTROLLABILITY


The new Ninja ZX-6R takes corner entry performance to the next level. Featuring the first production-use of Showa’s BPF (Big Piston Front fork), Kawasaki’s acclaimed triple petal disc brake package with radial calipers and radial-pump master cylinder, and a highly effective slipper clutch, the Ninja ZX-6R offers supersport riders the calm composure and precise control and feel to enter corners harder.

 


PRECISE ENGINE CONTROL AT ALL RPM AND POWERFUL MID-RANGE TORQUE


One of the greatest sources of excitement when riding a supersport comes from the reaction the rider gets when twisting the throttle. Engine development focused on delivering precise throttle control and increasing performance, particularly in the midrange.

Changes for improved driveability yielded very linear throttle response that gives the rider the feeling of being connected directly to the rear wheel. Stronger mid-range torque means the rider can enjoy greater drive out of corners as well as silky smooth highrpm performance.