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.
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