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2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2023
2023
Model
Ninja ZX-6R
Ninja ZX-6R
Model Code
ZX636HPFAL
ZX636HPFAL
Color
Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Diablo Black
Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Diablo Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted, Nissin 4-piston, monobloc calipers

Rear - Single 220 mm petal discs with single-piston caliper

Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)

Front - Dual 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted, Nissin 4-piston, monobloc calipers

Rear - Single 220 mm petal discs with single-piston caliper

Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 180 / 55 ZR17

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 180 / 55 ZR17

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 79.7 in.
Overall - 79.7 in.
Height
Overall - 43.3 in.
Overall - 43.3 in.
Width
Overall - 28.0 in.
Overall - 28.0 in.
Weight
Curb - 425.6 lb.* (*Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied). When equipped, California evaporative emissions equipment adds approximately 2.2 lb.)
Curb - 425.6 lb.* (*Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied). When equipped, California evaporative emissions equipment adds approximately 2.2 lb.)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in.
5.1 in.
Wheelbase
55.1 in.
55.1 in.
Seat Height
32.7 in.
32.7 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed, return shift
6-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Electrical

Instrumentation

Multi-function LCD screen

Economical Riding Indicator

Multi-function LCD screen

Economical Riding Indicator

Advanced Electronics
Electronic Rider Aids - Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Power Mode, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (upshift only)
Electronic Rider Aids - Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Power Mode, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (upshift only)

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, In-Line Four, DOHC, 16-valve
4-stroke, In-Line Four, DOHC, 16-valve
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
636 cc
636 cc
Bore x Stroke
67.0 x 45.1 mm
67.0 x 45.1 mm
Compression Ratio
12.9:1
12.9:1
Clutch

Assist and slipper

Optimized ergonomics with 5-position adjustable clutch lever

Assist and slipper

Optimized ergonomics with 5-position adjustable clutch lever

Fuel System
DFI® with 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies (4) and oval sub-throttles
DFI® with 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies (4) and oval sub-throttles
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance
TCBI with digital advance
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal.
4.5 gal.

Operational

Frame
Aluminum perimeter
Aluminum perimeter
Front Suspension

41 mm inverted Showa SFF-BP fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload

Travel - 4.7 in.

41 mm inverted Showa SFF-BP fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload

Travel - 4.7 in.

Rear Suspension

Bottom-link Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, stepless compression damping adjustment, 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload

Travel - 5.9 in.

Bottom-link Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, stepless compression damping adjustment, 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload

Travel - 5.9 in.

Rake
23.5°
23.5°
Trail
4.0 in.
4.0 in.
Throttle
Dual Throttle Valves
Dual Throttle Valves

Other

Additional Colors

Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Diablo Black

Metallic Matte Twilight Blue / Metallic Diablo Black

Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Diablo Black

Metallic Matte Twilight Blue / Metallic Diablo Black

Warranty
12 Month Limited
12 Month Limited

Features

Handling

  • PRECISION PERFECTED: The Ninja® ZX™-6R motorcycle gets ahead of sharp turns with optimized engine performance across the entire rpm range, class-leading components, and advanced rider support technology.
  • SUPERIOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE: Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) featuring dual 4-piston monobloc front brake calipers grip 310 mm petal discs to deliver smooth yet powerful braking performance to help hit apexes with precision and maintain a proper line through turns.
  • GRIP & CONQUER: Experience greater confidence, lighter handling and, ultimately, more thrills when you take command of sharp turns with superior grip in a variety of conditions.
  • CONFORM TO THE ROAD: Fully adjustable Uni-Trak® rear suspension with progressive damping helps maintain rear wheel traction while putting power to the ground. This leads to confident braking and predictable handling both on and off the track.

Power

  • FLEX ON THE STREET & TRACK: Powered by a potent 636cc engine and advanced performance technology, the Ninja® ZX™-6R supersport delivers legendary Ninja® power on and off the track.
  • A POWERFUL NUMBER: A 636cc digitally fuel injected inline-four cylinder engine works with a short final gear ratio to further emphasize torque and low-end power, translating into more exhilaration on the street and windy roads, and the ability to accelerate quickly and pull hard up inclines.
  • KEEP THE MOMENTUM: A high-quality Assist and Slipper clutch reduces back-torque when excessive engine braking occurs to help maintain a high speed through turns in order to enter the next straight-away with optimal momentum.
  • KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER: This highly reliable contactless-type quick shifter enables ultra-quick upshifts at full power for seamless, maximum acceleration on or off the track. When the shift lever has been activated, the system sends a signal to the ECU to momentarily cut ignition so that the next gear can be engaged for clutchless shifting.

Styling

  • BEAUTIFULLY AGGRESSIVE: The Ninja® ZX™-6R motorcycle features fresh aggressive styling inspired by the larger displacement Ninja® ZX™-10R motorcycle with sharp and edgy lines that stay true to the iconic Ninja® image.
  • DISRUPTIVE DESIGN: The front cowling and windscreen design represents the next step in the evolution of Ninja® motorcycles, creating more distance from the competition.
  • LIGHT UP THE RIDE: Each LED headlamp features a position lamp alongside low and high beams that produce optimal brightness.
  • CLEAN DESIGN: The single sided muffler features a finishing treatment and a distinct end-cap style, adding to the sporty look of the Ninja® ZX™-6R motorcycle.

Handling

  • PRECISION PERFECTED: The Ninja® ZX™-6R motorcycle gets ahead of sharp turns with optimized engine performance across the entire rpm range, class-leading components, and advanced rider support technology.
  • SUPERIOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE: Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) featuring dual 4-piston monobloc front brake calipers grip 310 mm petal discs to deliver smooth yet powerful braking performance to help hit apexes with precision and maintain a proper line through turns.
  • GRIP & CONQUER: Experience greater confidence, lighter handling and, ultimately, more thrills when you take command of sharp turns with superior grip in a variety of conditions.
  • CONFORM TO THE ROAD: Fully adjustable Uni-Trak® rear suspension with progressive damping helps maintain rear wheel traction while putting power to the ground. This leads to confident braking and predictable handling both on and off the track.

Power

  • FLEX ON THE STREET & TRACK: Powered by a potent 636cc engine and advanced performance technology, the Ninja® ZX™-6R supersport delivers legendary Ninja® power on and off the track.
  • A POWERFUL NUMBER: A 636cc digitally fuel injected inline-four cylinder engine works with a short final gear ratio to further emphasize torque and low-end power, translating into more exhilaration on the street and windy roads, and the ability to accelerate quickly and pull hard up inclines.
  • KEEP THE MOMENTUM: A high-quality Assist and Slipper clutch reduces back-torque when excessive engine braking occurs to help maintain a high speed through turns in order to enter the next straight-away with optimal momentum.
  • KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER: This highly reliable contactless-type quick shifter enables ultra-quick upshifts at full power for seamless, maximum acceleration on or off the track. When the shift lever has been activated, the system sends a signal to the ECU to momentarily cut ignition so that the next gear can be engaged for clutchless shifting.

Styling

  • BEAUTIFULLY AGGRESSIVE: The Ninja® ZX™-6R motorcycle features fresh aggressive styling inspired by the larger displacement Ninja® ZX™-10R motorcycle with sharp and edgy lines that stay true to the iconic Ninja® image.
  • DISRUPTIVE DESIGN: The front cowling and windscreen design represents the next step in the evolution of Ninja® motorcycles, creating more distance from the competition.
  • LIGHT UP THE RIDE: Each LED headlamp features a position lamp alongside low and high beams that produce optimal brightness.
  • CLEAN DESIGN: The single sided muffler features a finishing treatment and a distinct end-cap style, adding to the sporty look of the Ninja® ZX™-6R motorcycle.