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2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike Review

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has won several accolades and championships over the years for its performance and handling in the middleweight motorcycle class. The new Ninja® ZXTM-6R sportbike from Kawasaki raises the standard again further for 2019. Rider assistance features and a powerful liquid-cooled four-piston engine highlight the current “636” model’s impressive powertrain. The new 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike is more adaptable because of its enhanced engine performance and components.

Exhilarating riding experiences may be had in a wide variety of conditions thanks to the Ninja ZX-6R “636”‘s racing proven engine and chassis prowess. However, because of its heritage and concentration on street riding, this middleweight motorbike is an excellent option for a day on the twisting roads.

The Ninja ZX-6R “636” sportbike has been designed to accommodate a broad spectrum of riders, providing a platform that allows for lots of excitement. The engine performance of the Ninja ZX-6R has been optimized over the entire RPM range, the suspension components and design have been idealized, and sophisticated rider assistance technology has been improved. The new, original Ninja® appearance adds to the performance and handling improvements, signaling a new era in Ninja design and development.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike – Features and Specs

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike


The 636cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder DOHC four-stroke engine powers the Ninja ZX-6R. Due to the 67.0 x 45.1 mm bore and stroke, this bike has an extra 37ci above ordinary 599cc sport motorcycles. It is a significant increase in power. Updates for 2019’s engines make it possible for the engine emissions to meet Euro4 regulatory levels, but without compromising exhilarating racing performance.

Ultra-fine atomizing injectors were used to fulfill the Euro4 pollution criteria without sacrificing the engine’s performance. Droplets smaller than 60 microns in diameter promote optimum air-fuel mixing, improving combustion efficiency. Emissions are reduced, but riders who have grown to enjoy the Ninja ZX-6R’s powerplant will notice an increase in performance and torque.

For maximum power and seamless power delivery, the Ninja ZX-6R “636” has a 5.09-liter airbox feeding the engine. The intake funnel shape enhances engine performance in the low-to-mid-range. One and four of the intake funnels are shorter, but the other two are taller. This design aids in delivering the optimal sense of power.

The piston skirts include a molybdenum coating to decrease friction, protecting the engine’s heart. Each cylinder in the engine has a connecting tube to enhance performance and reduce pumping loss.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike

Engine performance is maximized thanks to the “636” exhaust design of the Ninja ZX-6R. The low- to mid-range torque is due to the four-header pipes being joined by joint pipes. The triangular cross-section of the silencer allows for the necessary capacity while maintaining a high lean angle and a compact appearance thanks to the exhaust pre-chamber.


As a result of its cassette transmission, the Ninja ZX-6R’s set-up time for track days is significantly reduced. The all-new final gear ratio (15/43) further emphasizes the engine’s robust low-end, making it ideally suited for street driving and twisting country roads. In 2019, Kawasaki introduced the Quick Shifter (KQS).

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Both a back-torque limiter and light lever feel are provided by the Assist and Slipper clutch, which is race-inspired technology. There is a noticeable reduction in rider fatigue when the Assist feature is used, particularly in stop-and-go traffic.

As a result of sudden or unintentional downshifts, the Slipper feature is activated. The slipper cam forces the clutch hub and operating plate apart, reducing back-torque and preventing the rear tire from hopping and skidding by relieving pressure on the clutch plates.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike


An aluminum perimeter frame is used in the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike. The front and back sections of the subframe are built of aluminum die-cast components. There are several advantages to using this design. As a result, the bike’s rear end is tiny and slender. In addition to the exceptional chassis feedback, the essential frame components provide excellent flick ability, mid-corner composure, and the ability to change lines on demand, all while maintaining good stability.

The Showa SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston) fork is fitted on the Ninja ZX-6R “636.” The Showa SFF and BPF forks have been combined to create an innovative division that is both racetrack and street capable.

Smooth action at the start of the stroke adds to superb braking composure with the Showa SFF-BP. Compared to a brand new cartridge-type fork of the same size, the damping piston in this fork is substantially bigger. As the fork starts to compress, the rider has more control, and the vehicle’s weight transfers forward, increasing the chassis’ stability as the speed drops.

Additionally, the fork settings are intended to tackle curving roads while providing excellent performance on the track and in the city. Adjustment of the SFF-BP is simple. The preload, compression, and rebound damping adjustments are all placed at the top of the fork caps. It is only necessary to modify one component at a time.

With the Showa design, the bike’s rear is more comfortable while riding in town or on the highway. Preload, rebound damping, and compression damping may all be adjusted through the shock.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike

Brakes and Wheels

The standard tires on the Ninja ZX-6R “636” are BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22. The BATTALAX tire adds to lighter handling, which provides a higher grip in a wide range of circumstances, resulting in more rider confidence and pleasure. The 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tire covers the front wheel, while the 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) tire covers the rear.


In addition to a fresh design, the 2019 Ninja ZX-6R has several ergonomic improvements. Kawasaki’s Ninja supersport seat, pegs, and bar layout provide a naturally dynamic riding posture for the rider triangle. It’s simpler for motorcyclists to grab the tank with their knees if it’s thin and flared outward.

New features include an adjustable clutch lever, a redesigned seat, a new front cowl, and a new windshield. For better comfort and chassis feedback, the redesigned seat is shorter from front to back. As a result, the new front half of the bike is a little smaller, making it more straightforward for riders to get their feet on the ground. All-new front cowl and windshield design merge show-stopping excellent aesthetics with real-world wind protection for sport riding while keeping visibility for more upright street riding. Adjustable clutch levers are now available, with five different locations to choose from. Riders may adjust the location of both hand levers to their liking and hand size.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike – Price

The new 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike is available at $9,999 only.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
Displacement 636cc
Bore x Stroke 67mm x 45.1mm
Compression Ratio 12.9:1
Maximum Torque 52.1 lb-ft @ 11,500 rpm
Fuel System DFI® with 38mm Keihin throttle bodies (4) and an oval sub-throttles
Ignition TCBI having digital advance
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), Power Mode, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm of inverted Showa SFF-BP fork including top-out springs, stepless compression, and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/4.7 inches
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Bottom-link Uni-Trak® having gas-charged shock, stepless compression damping adjustment, 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload/5.9 inches
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Front Brakes Dual 310mm of petal discs having dual radial-mounted, Nissin 4-piston, monobloc calipers
Rear Brakes Single 210mm of petal discs with single-piston caliper


Frame Type Tubular, diamond frame
Rake/Trail 24.5°/4.0 in
Overall Length 79.7 in
Overall Width 28.0 in
Overall Height 43.3 in
Ground Clearance 5.1 in
Seat Height 32.7 in
Curb Weight 430.0 lb
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Wheelbase 55.1 in
Color Choices Pearl Storm Gray/Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36, or 48 months

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