Motorcycle Racing News 2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R | Quick Look Review

2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R | Quick Look Review

2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

It may look like a 600, but the ZX-6R has a displacement of 636cc for 2013, thanks to an increase in stroke over the old 6R.

Other features include three-mode KTRC traction control, selectable engine power modes, the Showa Big Piston Separate Function Fork (BP-SFF), KIBS ABS (there will be a non-ABS version for $1000 less), monobloc radial-mount Nissin front calipers, radial-pump front brake, slipper clutch with a lighter pull, and new bodywork.

Last year, the motor received new intake cam lobes, pistons, piston pins, connecting rods, plus a larger airbox, longer intake funnels, and a new muffler.

We fell for the 2013 ZX-6R quickly, from our first track test to our long-term review. And nothing changes for 2014, except that the Metallic Black color option was dropped, and Candy Burnt Orange was added.

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2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Quick Stats:

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
  • BORE x STROKE: 67.0mm x 45.1mm
  • COMP. RATIO: 12.9:1
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 54.9 inches
  • RAKE: 23.5 degrees
  • WET WEIGHT: 428 pounds
  • PRICE: $12,699

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