2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has been launched in India for INR 10.49 lakh (Introductory, Ex-Showroom). The deliveries of ZX-6R will start in India in February 2019. The Japanese sportbike champion has updated the design lines, electronics and hardware components to create a machine that not just help the track racers achieve faster sprints but also leave daily riders with more ease of ownership. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R now comes with an up-shifting quick-shifter and displays the real-time mileage with more details like remaining range for the fuel in the tank. They have even included a slipper clutch for lighter gear changes and offer 12V power socket to charge a host of accessories while riding.
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.
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 tires 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.
Under the bonnet, the latest Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has an in-line 4-cylinder engine which has the displacement capacity of 636cc. This two-wheeler has been updated to get better torque output, which now amounts to 70.5 Nm at 11,500 RPM. The engine churns out the peak power of 134 BHP at the range of 13,500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox and has a slipper clutch.
The 2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R stands out from other middleweight sportbikes due in part to the additional displacement provided by its long-stroke 636cc engine. Current competition includes the MotoAmerica Supersport championship-winning Yamaha YZF-R6 and a pair of popular four-cylinder Suzuki, the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750.
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