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Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike Review Price

The Kawasaki is very famous for its high performing and a stylish sports bike. The Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike is among that bike that gives impassive riding pleasure of all times. The Ninja ZX-6R features the world supersport championship technology for better performance and agility. The motorcycle features many high technology features, including 3-Mode KTRC Traction Control, KIBS ABS and Power Mode selection. The Ninja ZX-6R fits a broader range of riders and offering greater riding pleasure.

The sports bike characterized by the highly competitive engine, i.e., 638cc packed in a highly attractive and lightweight chassis package. As compared to the older 2017 Ninja ZX-6R model, the bike is capable of delivering higher performance at all rpm with more excellent usability in everyday street riding. It is equipped with ABS that adds rider confidence during high speeds. The bike is available in Metallic Matte Fusion Silver/ Metallic Flat Spark Black while the Kawasaki Racing Team Green/ Metallic Graphite Gray/ Ebony is also available. The review of Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike with its price and features are given below.

Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike – Features and Specifications

Engine Features

The Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R contains the potent 636 cc Ultra-compact and low-friction engine. It is the long-stroke engine that gives more performance than many other 600 class engines at all rpm. The internal parts have been designed to be healthy and small with ideally dimensional accuracy that reduces power-robbing friction. The close cylinder pitch and compact crankcases result in the lower and rigid engine. The short-skirt forged pistons with thin connecting rod and light piston pins help in reciprocating weight for quick revs.

Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike

The new tri-axis crankshaft and transmission shaft layout concentrate the engine mass to idealize the engine’s center of gravity. It helps in reducing pitching movement during braking. The loads on suspension have been further reduced by decreasing the amount of rear and front weight transfer. It gives more freedom when adjusting suspension settings. The new exhaust pre-chamber is located beneath the engine that helps in the centralization of mass, plus it lets the use of smaller and light muffler.

The Bike contains the latest Ram Air Induction that comprises up of high-volume airbox that contributes to increased and smooth power delivery. The long intake funnels help in boosting the low-to-mid-range performance and powerful feeling. The central ram-air duct offers the straight path of the airbox that minimizes the turbulence, plus it enhances pressure for maximum intake efficiency. The long throttle bodies improves the distance between the primary and sub-throttle valves for excellent throttle response. The 38 mm of Keihin throttle bodies having dual-throttle values offer better performance and rideability. The sub-throttles are located before the main throttle valves in the throttle bore, and they are controlled by the latest ECU so that the DFI system provides accurate throttle response.

The stainless steel header pipes are connected by joint pipes that offer more low to mid-range torque. The exhaust system also helps in boosting low-end and midrange power without sacrificing top-end. The single-right side muffler lowers the overall center of gravity, plus it helps in mass centralization. The transmission system comprises up of 6-speed with close-ratio.

Chassis Features

The Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Motorcycle comes with fully rider-responsive chassis. It was designed in conjunction with the suspension to ensure a controlled and comfortable ride on both streets and highways. The new frame and swingarm were developed with an ideal stiffness balance. The Ninja ZX-6R responds instantly and accurately to the rider’s command, and it gives excellent rider feedback. The frame of the motorcycle ensures stiffness balance designed for better handling. The frame rigidity is optimized that helps in prevents any irregularities in the road from upsetting the chassis.

The Ninja ZX-6R has got the steep 23.5 degrees of rake angle to achieve sharp handling characteristics. An all-new engine has been attached to the chassis in a corner that helps in getting accurate turning and less effort leaning into a turn. The engine is attached at the rear part of the cylinder head that compliments the frame’s stiffness balance. The best combination of pressed and cast aluminum components are carefully welded to form the perimeter type frame. The new two-piece die-cast aluminum sub-frame is light and narrow.

Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike

An all-new Showa big piston separate function inverted fork has been employed that gives outstanding damping force. The suspension system comprises up of springs in both legs while preload and damping functions are entirely separated into the right and left fork tubes. The Uni-Trak rear lever ratios and the shock damping settings give a plush ride on both highways and street. The cast aluminum swingarm offers a perfect balance of stiffness and flex that works with the frame’s stiffness balance to give exceptional handling. The Showa rear shock contains preload, compression, and rebounds damping adjustments as well as adjustable ride height.

The braking system comprises up of radially attached Nissin Monobloc front brake calipers that contain integrated mounting points at its top and bottom of each caliper. It makes the calipers rigid for better braking feel and performance. The Monobloc calipers are machined from the solo aluminum block that features a superb feeling that increases heat dissipation and lightweight. The front disc of 310 mm while the Nissin rear brake calipers with 30 mm piston from Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R gives more reliable braking performance. This Kawasaki Sports Bike contains ABS as standard equipment.


The Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike comes with a perfectly aerodynamic body. The front cowl shares the same sharp nose design as the one used in Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. The minimalist fairing design not only looks great but its facility’s airflow as well.

Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike

Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike – Price

The 2018 Ninja ZX-6R is available with two price options, i.e., $12,999 with ABS while $11,999 without ABS.

Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike Specs

Engine 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
Displacement 636 cc
Bore x Stroke 67 mm x 45.1 mm
Compression ratio 12.9:1
Fuel System DFI® having 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies (4) and oval sub-throttles
Ignition TCBI having digital advance
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids All-New Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Power Mode

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Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike Specs


Rake / Trail 23.5°/4.0 inches
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm inverted Showa SFF-BP fork having 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/5.3 inches
Front Tire 120 / 70ZR17
Rear Tire 180 / 55ZR17
Front Brakes Dual 310 mm petal discs including dual radial-mounted, Nissin 4-piston, monobloc calipers, and KIBS ABS
Rear Brakes Single 210 mm petal discs including single-piston caliper and KIBS ABS

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Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike Specs


Frame Type Aluminum perimeter
Overall Length 82.1 inches
Overall Width 27.8 inches
Overall Height 43.9 inches
Seat Height 32.7 inches
Ground Clearance 5.1 inches
Curb Weight 427.8 lb
Wheelbase 54.9 inches
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gallons
Color Choices Metallic Matte Fusion Silver / Metallic Flat Spark Black
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

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Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike


The Kawasaki 2018 Ninja ZX-6R ABS Sports Bike is an impressive and high performing sports bike that comes with several amazing features. The sports bike contains an attractive and perfectly aerodynamic front. The engine is designed in a way that helps in achieving better power output than any other 600cc class engine. The lightweight chassis fully supports the engine output and always provides fantastic handling experience. Those riders who prefer sports bikes should go with the Ninja ZX-6R.

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