2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R 636cc – Larger Engine, More Fun

2013 Kawasaki ZX6R 636

I have to respect Kawasaki for their effort in winning hearts of the bikers in the world. They have been aggressive this year in introducing new interesting bikes for all of us. After the surprise of the new Ninja 250R, we are awaken with the new Z800 for the Z750 replacement and also by the Ninja 300 just few days ago.  Now, they are giving us the 2013 Kawasaki ZX6R with 636cc.

2012 Kawasaki ZX10R

The ZX6R are now taking the design cues heavily from its bigger brother that is the ZX10R. We can see the influence in the head light and with the use of gold-coloured upside down front suspension. The dual head light are now separated by and air ram duct and the design is now more edgy than the curvy style of the 2012 ZX6R. There is nothing wrong with the design of the 2012 ZX6R. In fact, it is held up as my favourite 600cc bike design of all time. The improvement made by the Kawasaki designer is a good effort considering they are making a good bike better. The air ram duct on the center does really helps for the performance with minimal effort. In the photomontage, the front fork is being hidden by a black fork protector, but the leaked image shows a gold-coloured upside down fork which really resemble the setup of the ZX10R. Even with the 636cc, the name of the bike is still ZX6R. The 636 numbering is being shown on the side of the front fairing. I’m thinking, if the ZX6R borrows the design heavily from ZX10R, what can we expect for the version of 2012 ZX10R?

2013 Kawasaki ZX6R Photomontage

The 2012 version (current) of the ZX6R is equipped with 599cc engine with the measurement of the bore and stroke at 67.0 mm x 42.5 mm and producing power to 94.1 kW {128 PS} @ 14,000 rpm and 66.7 N∙m {6.8 kgf∙m} @ 11,800 rpm.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R

We can expect a slight power increase when the 2013 rolls out on the street soon. For now, the information is scarce and we are all waiting eagerly for the official announcement soon.

via: TMCBlog


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