2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Review

Power. Speed. Management. Domain. The Ninja ZX-6R ® ™ packs all this and more below its 599cc engine, twin-spar aluminum frame and Showa suspension advanced. Whether you're a street racer or runner, this machine packs the kind of powerful force that will satisfy even the most demanding fans.

2012 ZX-6R to continue the tradition of mid-range dominant - began in 1985, a revolutionary ZX600-A1 - and the impressive level. And in today's highly competitive market for a supersport 600, where the technology, the success of the track and insight Streetbike can change dramatically from year to year, has much to say. Do not believe us? Then ask the many top magazines and Web sites that collect more than the current-spec ZX-6R in the mid-range. It 'was an absolutely dominant performance in the Shootout, 600 - and surely one saataisi in 2012 because of the ZX-6R is no trace of DNA evidence and seamless all-round ability.

That DNA begins with a 16-valve DOHC inline-four engine is a powerplant plateau-ways should be: extremely powerful, smooth, and blessed with a hammer-like reliability. Critics everywhere agree ZX-6R runs and performs like a larger displacement bike, and one that packs a rolling chassis on and off lever to suspend all others. It is a perfect combination of street riders, track day junkies and racers alike, a flexibility to explain his many victories Comparo 600.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
It all starts with the ZX-6R jewel-like engine, 599cc know a collection of buildings around the Kawasaki engine, and the result of countless hours of testing and fine-tuning of the room raised dyno at the track, and return. Press power of a small displacement big highlight of Kawasaki for many years, from 350cc to 500cc A7 Avenger H1, and from the first Ninja 600 and later the ZX-6R, first class, power is a Kawasaki sports birthright.

And there is more than a sickly high end speed on battery power. Engine with dual cams, 16 valves, 13.3:1 compression and 38mm throttle bodies to produce a constant power of low and mid-range will focus on traffic, the surface of everyday life on the streets and riding a lot of nice things. Add to that the response of a gas and liquid-smooth steering feel, and you have a supersport bike commuting habits to ease the same track feat phenomenal.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R features and benefits

Key Features

• the physical thin, low mass, energy, delivering powerful, the power to control and precise control of all

• 599cc inline-four with the DFI ® is a lightweight but powerful

• fully adjustable front and rear suspension includes Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF), which provides a fantastic control wheels and chassis

• Lightweight aluminum frame places the engine is a ideal place for excellent handling and driver feedback

• radial-mount calipers and radial front brake master cylinder of the pump front brake provides excellent stopping power and control

• Course quality adjustable Öhlins steering damper is standard

• Slipper-type back torque limiting clutch provides fast climbing frame without anxiety

• Named one of Cycle World magazine 10 best bikes

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Light engine

• Camshafts are chrome-moly steel

• Lightweight magnesium engine covers are standard

• Easy top injector mounting plate

• Light and transmission speed dog gear

• Light oil pump and starter gears

• Input pulse monitor pressure sensor eliminates live, contributing to the lightness

• Cassette-type transmission is easy to quickly change the gear ratios, reducing set up times on the track

Massive mid-range performance

• Double stack hole characteristic speed inputs at two different heights for better performance and half

• and high speed ranges

• Cam and valve clearance permits high nitriding load cam profiles for maximum performance

• Crown ended pistons

• Molybdenum coated piston skirts to reduce friction and engine break

• piston rings low voltage to reduce mechanical losses

• Advanced cam chain guides stabilize chain motion and further reduce mechanical loss

• layout of the exhaust air contributes to an excellent low-

• mid-range performance while maintaining high engine performance

Throttle Control says

• cylindrical guides on top of the air filter box to ensure the accuracy of the fuel mist spray nozzles by side in the intake funnels, improving combustion efficiency

• Long throttle bodies, including the oval-shaped sub-throttles and round handcuff for the production of a main power switch to reduce the turbulence constant input and improve the efficiency of

• Advanced cylindrical holes produces excellent cylinder filling and scavenging

• High-current pulse generators, a circuit secondary coil for optimum combustion efficiency

Lightweight chassis

• Twin spar aluminum frame is lightweight and rigid, and places for the optimal management of upper motor position feedback and pilot

• sub-frame consists of two parts consisting of aluminum front and rear

• lightweight sub-frame is very tight, compact and slim rear end

• tuned air intake box and supports for the instrument panel and mirrors are assembled with the ram air duct to promote weight reduction and increased stiffness

Calibrated chassis balance and mass centralization

• the rigidity of the structure around the swingarm pivot and rear engine mounts optimizes rigidity balance front-rear

• The motor rotates forward around the output shaft at a steeper angle of entry and excellent CG

• The exhaust system with a short side muffler keeps weight low

• exhaust pre-combustion chamber to further promote the mass concentration

Ergonomics and chassis feedback

• Seat-peg-bar handlebars ratio near bars rider leans to a very intuitive and comfortable riding

• The fuel tank is burned around its top, similar to the ZX-10R ™, providing a large contact surface for excellent rider feedback

• Slim-life fuel tank is easy to grip the tank driver in the knee, or alternatively hang out

• Contoured seat allows the rider to move his body back to a lot of pace in the rear seats which reduces driver fatigue

• Strong rake quick steering response and enhance communication between the front tire

• tank pump rear brake on the front of the swingarm mount frees up space around the footrest to the economies of simplicity and weight

Low seat height

• Narrowing the rear frame is easy to get to the ground

• The front seat is narrow and low for a slim riding position and a short distance to the road

Advanced Suspension

• ZX-6R features Big Piston Front fork Showa (BPF) design a fantastic wheel and chassis control

• BPF eliminates many of the internal components used in enclosed fork, simplifying construction and size of a fork, resulting in lighter weight

• Large diameter internal piston GMP reduces the stress buffer for better response and smoother action


• radial calipers and 300mm petal-type front discs provide excellent stopping power and control

• 220mm rear petal disc type

• rear brake lever is mounted coaxially with an excellent platform halfway braking efficiency and feel good

Steering damper race quality

• A buffer of quality adjustable Öhlins steering career double tube with a valve and standard design

Additional Features

• highly developed dress offers great wind protection and minimizes the effects of crosswind

• Place lamps are part of the beam projector headlights

One Piece • Fender offers excellent aerodynamics

• Fender inside above the swingarm helps to reduce turbulence and keep the tail clean

• front brake hose routing with a three-way joint at the lower triple clamp facilitates bleeding air from brake lines

• Panel gives rider a lot of information at a glance

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R - U.S. Specifications / Technical

US MSRP Price: $ 10,299.00 DKK

Four-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four

Displacement 599 cc

Bore x stroke 67.0 x 42.5 mm

Compression ratio 13.3:1

Fuel System DFI ® with four 38mm organizations Keihin butterfly, oval sub-throttle, two injectors per throttle body

TCBI on with digital advance

6-speed transmission

Last link of the chain drive X

Rake / Trail 24 degrees / 4.1 inches

Aluminum perimeter frame type

Front tire size 120/70-ZR17

Tyre Size Rear 180/55-ZR17

Wheelbase of 55.1 inches

Front suspension / wheel travel 41 mm inverted Showa Big Piston forks with top-out springs, compression and rebound continuous, adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in.

Rear Suspension / Rear Wheel travel Uni-Trak ® with gas discharge ball high to the mounting spring and top mattress, dual-range (high-/low-speed) compression damping constant of 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 5.3 in.

Front brakes dual 300 mm petal rotor with dual radial-mount four-piston, four-pad calipers

Rear brake Single 220mm petal rotor with single piston caliper

Fuel Capacity 4.5 Gal.

Seat height 32.1 inches

Weight 421.2 lbs.

Overall length 82.3 in.

Overall Width 28.0 inches

Overall height 43.9 inches

Colors TBD

12 months warranty

Good Times ™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months