2019 Ninja ZX-6R ABS KRT Kawasaki Sports Bike Review Price

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2019 Ninja ZX-6R ABS KRT Kawasaki Sports Bike

The 2019 Ninja ZX-6R delivers the thrills of a race-bred supersport engine to the street. The new Ninja ZX-6R produces tremendous power in the low and mid-range, unlike other excellent sport engines optimized for high rpm. This enhanced performance and immediately accessible power at all rpm dramatically improved engine responsiveness while riding on the street, such as in stop-and-go traffic, passing other cars, or carving down twisting roads. Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), which allows clutchless up-shifts, is now standard for 2019, complementing the previously sophisticated rider assistance technologies such as 3-mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Power Mode selection, and Kawasaki Intelligent Braking System (KIBS).

Kawasaki is no stranger to topping the middleweight motorbike category in terms of performance and handling, with the Ninja ZX-6R winning several honors and championships over the years. With the new Ninja® ZXTM-6R sportbike for 2019, Kawasaki has lifted the standard again more. The current “636” is equipped with a powerful 636cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder engine and innovative rider assistance systems. The enhanced engine and component performance result in a more adaptable motorbike used for fun everywhere.

2019 Ninja ZX-6R ABS KRT Kawasaki Sports Bike – Features and Price

2019 Ninja ZX-6R ABS KRT Kawasaki Sports Bike

Engine

The 2019 Ninja ZX-6R ABS KRT Kawasaki Sports Bike is powered by a 636cc liquid-cooled in-line four-cylinder DOHC four-stroke engine that is both efficient and powerful. The 67mm x 45.1 mm bore and stroke provide 37cc above standard 599cc sport motorcycles. New engine improvements for 2019 allow the engine to meet Euro4 emission regulations without losing the thrilling performance that riders enjoy on the track and the highways.

Ultra-fine atomizing injectors were used to fulfill the Euro4 emissions criteria without sacrificing the engine’s performance. They work by introducing a droplet size of fewer than 60 microns into the combustion chamber to guarantee optimum air-fuel mixing and combustion efficiency. Precise adjustments help reduce engine pollution while also improving the power and torque feel for riders who have become used to the Ninja ZX-6R power plant.

A large-volume 5.09-liter airbox feeds the Ninja ZX-6R “636” engine plant, helping to achieve peak power and smooth power delivery. The intake funnel adds to the engine’s low-to-mid-range solid performance. The intake funnels are divided into two types, with funnels one and four being the shortest and funnel two and three being the tallest. This design aids in delivering the optimal power sensation.

The piston skirts have a molybdenum coating that lowers friction and protects the heart of the power plant. The engine connects tunnels between each cylinder to improve engine performance and decrease pumping loss.

2019 Ninja ZX-6R ABS KRT Kawasaki Sports Bike

The “636” exhaust design of the Ninja ZX-6R provides maximum engine performance. Joint pipes link all four header pipes, contributing to the torque in the low-to-mid-range. An exhaust pre-chamber contributes to mass centralization by reducing silencer volume. In contrast, the silencer’s triangle cross-section allows for the required capacity while maintaining a high lean angle and compact image.

Transmission

The Ninja ZX-6R has a cassette-style gearbox, making changing gear ratios fast and uncomplicated, decreasing track day setup time. It also boasts a revised shorter final gear ratio (15/43) that emphasizes the engine’s excellent low-end performance, making it ideal for having more fun on the street and twisting highways. The Kawasaki Quick Shifter is a brand-new model for 2019.

Assist & Slipper Clutch

An Assist and Slipper clutch, race-inspired technology that delivers a back-torque limiting function and a light feel at the lever, complements the gearbox.

The Assist mode is indicated by a softer clutch lever pull, which helps to alleviate rider fatigue, particularly in stop-and-go traffic.

When severe engine braking happens due to rapid or unplanned downshifts, the Slipper function is activated. The slipper cam involves pushing the clutch hub and operating plate apart, releasing pressure on the clutch plates and helping to avoid the rear tire from jumping and sliding.

2019 Ninja ZX-6R ABS KRT Kawasaki Sports Bike

Chassis

The perimeter frame of the Ninja ZX-6R sportbike is made of pressed aluminum. The front and the rear sections of the two-piece subframe are built of aluminum die-cast parts and this design allows for a highly accurate and light construction. It’s also relatively thin, enabling the bike’s back end to be relatively small and slender. The essential frame components provide a fantastic combination of clickable handling, mid-corner calmness, and the flexibility to change lines on-demand, all while delivering exceptional chassis feedback.

The new Showa SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston) fork complements the chassis design of the Ninja ZX-6R “636.” This sophisticated fork combines the Showa SFF and BPF ideas to provide racing performance and daily usage.

The Showa SFF-BP has a smooth action at the start of the stroke, which adds to outstanding braking control. The damping piston has a substantially bigger diameter than a cartridge-type fork of the same size. As the fork starts to compress, the consequence is increased control and a very calm attitude change as the vehicle weight transfers forward while lowering speed, resulting in increased chassis stability on the corner entrance.

The fork settings are intended to tackle curving roads while still giving a high degree of track performance, as well as highway and city riding. SFF-BP has a lot of adjustabilities. Preload is on the left, compression and rebound damping are on the right, and all adjustments are at the top of the new fork caps. Only one adjustment is required for each component.

The brand new Showa rear shock and suspension design contribute to rear ride comfort, giving you a velvetier sensation whether you’re going about town or on the highway. Riders may change preload, rebound damping, and compression damping on the shock.

Brakes & Wheels

The BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 tires are standard on the Ninja ZX-6R “636.” The BATTALAX tire adds to improved rider confidence and pleasure by providing lighter handling and higher grip in various circumstances. A 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tire is mounted on the front axle, while a 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) tire is mounted on the rear wheel.

A set of powerful, exceptionally stiff, radial-mount opposed four-piston monobloc calipers grasp a pair of large-diameter semi-floating 310 mm stainless-steel petal discs, delivering great control and a rugged feel at the lever and contributing to good braking on the Ninja ZX-6R “636” motorbike. The radial-pump master cylinder at the back provides exceptional touch and control. The radial-pump master cylinder is combined with a 220 mm petal disc and a lightweight rear brake caliper, similar to the Ninja® ZXTM-10R sportbike, and provides excellent anti-fade performance.

2019 Ninja ZX-6R ABS KRT Kawasaki Sports Bike

Ergonomics

The 2019 Ninja ZX-6R comes with a host of ergonomic improvements and an all-new appearance. The rider triangle stays the same, with Kawasaki’s Ninja supersport seat, pegs, and bar configuration providing a naturally dynamic riding posture. Riders can grab the gasoline tank with their knees thanks to a compact and flared fuel tank.

Changes to the seat, front cowl, windshield, and an adjustable clutch lever, are among the ergonomic modifications. The redesigned seat is shorter from front to back for better comfort and chassis input. It’s also smaller in the front portion to assist riders in keeping their feet on the ground and maintaining a slim riding stance. An all-new front cowl and windshield design combine show-stopping excellent aesthetics with real-world wind protection for sport riding while still retaining visibility on more upright city streets. A new adjustable clutch lever with five settings complements the adjustable front brake lever. Riders may adjust the location of both hand levers to suit their hand size and preference.

2019 Ninja ZX-6R ABS KRT Kawasaki Sports Bike – Price

The new 2019 Ninja ZX-6R ABS KRT Kawasaki Sports Bike is available at $11,299 only.

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

Engine

Type 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
Displacement 636cc
Bore x Stroke 67.0 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 brand new oval sub-throttles
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (upshift only), Power Mode, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS),

Performance

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

Details

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 Lime Green/Ebony/Metallic Graphite Gray
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty