A cutting edge race bike

The Kawasaki ZX6R (599cc) model is destined specifically to be a race bike as the 636 version would break the rules. 

The bike has proven itself on the track for years winning countless races within the supersport classes at all levels of racing. 

The Kawasaki ZX6R won the 2016 world supersport championship by a landslide also winning in 2015 and 2012. This proves that this bike is a true race machine.

It's big piston forks married with the rear shock provides cutting edge handling and super fast steering. The 599cc engine making power all the way to the redline and brakes that will stop the bike on a sixpence combined to deliver a class beating motorcycle.

To keep everything in check and stable Kawasaki have fitted a race quility Ohlins stearing damper not just functional but easy on the eye too.

If it is a road or trackday bike that you are looking for we would suggest the Kawasaki ZX6R 636 version.


Revised rigidity around the swingarm pivot and the rear engine mounts optimises front-rear rigidity balance. The engine is mounted with a steeper cylinder bank angle. Rotated around the output shaft. The result is improved turning performance and easier turn-in.


Large-diameter semi-floating 300 mm stainless-steel front petal deliver formidable stopping power. 6 mm thick, the discs are able to withstand the rigors of circuit riding. Powerful radial-mount calipers give a very direct feel at the lever. Radial-pump master cylinder ensures excellent touch and offers superb control.


Even professions racers occasionally lose track of what gear they’re in. The large numerical gear position sensor gives instant information to the rider — especially useful should a mis-shift occur. (11MY shown)


Cylindrical guides added to the top of the air box ensure more accurately sprayed fuel mist from the secondary injectors. With fuel more precisely directed into the intake funnels, combustion efficiency and power delivery is improved.


Adjustable back-torque limiting clutch helps reduce rear-wheel hop that may occur when downshifting at high rpm.


Double bore intake funnels (“velocity stacks”) feature inlets at two different heights, allowing performance increases in both the mid- and high-rpm ranges. Optimised cam nitriding (NV) and tappets with increased durability enabled the use of high-load cam profiles which improve overall performance.


BPF technology is one of the great contributing factors to the Ninja ZX-6R’s great composure under braking. Compared to a cartridge-type fork of the same size, the BPF features a main piston almost twice the size (φ37 mm vs φ20 mm on ZX600P); oil inside the BPF acts on a surface area almost 4 times the size. Compression and rebound damping adjustment are located at the top of each fork tube. Preload adjustment is at the bottom.


An adjustable Öhlins steering damper with relief valve and twin-tube design is fitted as standard equipment. The second tube, which acts like a reservoir tank, and the damper internals, ensure stable damping performance even under racing conditions. (Even if the damping fluid in the cylinder gets hot it will not froth.) The damper unit has an integral clamp so that piston motion is not hindered.


Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance.

On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased.

Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider's intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.




InstrumentsLCD Display
Warranty2 years unlimited mileage
Service Interval12 months / 3750 miles
Valve Clearance26250 miles


FramePerimeter, pressed-aluminium
Wheelbase1,400 mm
Trail103 mm
Front Suspension41 mm inverted fork with top-out springs Compression damping Stepless Rebound damping Stepless Spring preload Fully adjustable (0-15 mm)
Front Wheel17"
Front Wheel Travel120 mm
Front BrakeDual semi-floating 300 mm (x t6 mm) petal discs Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston (aluminium), 4-pad, Nissin
Front Tyre120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear SuspensionBottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, top-out spring and pillow ball upper mount Compression damping: Stepless, dual-range Rebound damping: 25-way Spring preload:Fully adjustable (5.5-15.5 mm)
Rear Wheel17"
Rear Wheel Travel134 mm
Rear BrakeSingle 220 mm (x t5 mm) petal disc Single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston, Tokico
Rear Tyre180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Fuel Capacity17 litres
Dry Weight
Wet Weight191 kg
Seat Height815 mm
Max Height1,115 mm
Max Length2,090 mm


TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Bore And Stroke67.0 x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio13.3:1
Power98.5 kW {134 PS} / 14,000 rpm RAM Air
Torque66.7 N•m {6.8 kgf•m} / 11,800 rpm
Fuel DeliveryFuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles, dual injection
EmissionsEuro 3
Gearbox6-speed, return, cassette
Ratio1= (38/14) 2=(33/15) 3=(37/20) 4=(32/20) 5=(27/19) 6=(26/20) Primary = (76/40) - Final=(43/16)
Primary DriveStraight cut gears
Final DriveSealed chain
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual

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