The 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is powered by a 636 cc, in-line four cylinder engine which has been around since 2002 in international markets, but it has been revised for better low-end torque, which makes 70.5 Nm of peak torque at 11,500 rpm. Maximum power is rated at 126 bhp and with ram-air Kawasaki claims peak power figure of 134 horsepower at 13,500 rpm. On the 2019 model, with revised gearing, the ZX-6R is claimed to have better low and mid-range power, making it more practical for riding on streets, rather than an out and out racetrack performer. Also new are revised fuel mappings to meet the latest emission regulations. Also added is an up-only quickshifter which will aid in quick acceleration. With a kerb weight of 195 kg, the ZX-6R makes for a lightweight and manageable performance bike.
Suspension and Electronics
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R comes loaded with fully adjustable 41 mm Showa Balance Free Forks up front, and a uni-trak gas charged monoshock with 25 clicks of rebound damping. Braking is handled by dual 310 mm front disks gripped by Nissin Monobloc calipers and the wheels come shod with Bridgestone Battlax S22 tyres for improved grip. In terms of rider aids, there's three-way adjustable traction control (with the ability to turn it off), standard ABS and two power modes, with 'low' power mode for inexperienced riders to get used to the bike's power delivery and acceleration.
Design and Features
The design of the 2019 ZX-6R has been updated with sharper looks that is more closely matched to the Ninja range, including LED headlights, and new decals. The part-digital, part-analogue instrument cluster has been updated too, and features a programmable shift light integrated with the tachometer needle. The clutch lever offers five positions of adjustability.