08 ZX6R

Although largely unchanged this year (except for new paint job), we wanted to ride the ZX6R with a different objective. As cycling’s most ergonomically comfortable in the class with the most protection over the ears, we wanted to assess the ZX6R Street as a bike alone, and focus on sports tourism. We wanted to test our theory that a 600 can be an excellent sports tourism, with less weight and at least equal to the performance dedicated to the sport hikers (including many mid-power range – a feature of the ZX-6R Central).

The first thing you notice on the 6R are striking new graphics (in our case, a combination of yellow, white and Deep Purple) and sat on the bike, comfort. The ZX-6R is the driving position right from the harvest of 600, while remaining fairly athletic dedication to the sport riders. The driving position comfortable and even more behind large protective shroud – more clearly the protection of the current 600.

The bar scope is reasonable, and they are higher than most other bikes in the class. In addition, the footpegs are low enough to hold even more meaning riders too close. The stakes are also a rubber surface, for less vibration and comfort over long distance purely metal anchors offer.

In addition to Yamaha R6, Kawasaki ZX-6R is the motorcycle carburetor last in class 600. This means that you have to warm this bike more than some competitors’ machines. Throttle response, although very good for a carbureted bike, suffers from the new Honda F4i and the Suzuki GSX-R600 (both with new systems of fuel injection). this gets better when the ninja warms up. Arguably, at least, he is the best engine 600 of the street, with a powerful midrange that rivals or exceeds the competition. Kawasaki is still in force this year, however, by some 600 others, including the powerful Suzuki GSX-R.

But this trial has highlighted the real world, where power midrange is king. Between 6000 and 10000 rpm, the Kawasaki is strong and powerful, and delivers a soul and exhaust note and entertaining (something Kawasaki Ninjas have long been known for).

At high speed, the ZX-6R engine is very good. The vibration levels are lower than most of the 600 competitors with Kawasaki and the protective cap is the most popular road at high speed. The power midrange is a simple question, although, like all 600, the ZX-6R, it will downshift or two to get into the meat of its power.

The ZX-6R is delivered with Dunlop D207 tires popular. An unusual 65 series front tire is meant to combine the best of the 70 largest range and shorter 60 series rubber, stability and quick turn. The steep, two stringers of aluminum chassis and beefy 46mm front forks combined with these tires to create fast, but stable handling. Indeed, it was the ZX-6R treatment in the street as much as anything else, which led the press to Gush on this model when it was renovated last year. The bike is very easy to assemble, and generates a high level of confidence.

The ZX-6R may be even better than the brakes before modulation in the company. The passage last year focused differential, six-piston calipers and a new block comprising makes a big difference in print and power pure and simple. The brakes are still waiting, and perhaps my favorite.

With a lot of adjustment, Kawasaki suspension may be made according to the tastes of most riders. Our only complaint is a compression hardness at high speed in the front fork. Something we have found it particularly difficult to cross the road (potholes, for example). Most of the time, the suspension worked well with the rest of the package, and contributed to the smooth travel around the bike.

The six-speed is well positioned ratios, and gear engagement is not a problem. Finding neutral was an occasional problem, though. We had a hard time finding neatral when slowing down.

The ZX-6R instrumentation is relatively complete, including a clock and temperature of engine coolant gauge. The analog speedometer is a bit unusual these days (the other bikes in the class went digital speedometer), but is easy to read. The only missing element of the instrumentation is a pledge of gas – a feature you miss most about travel. Fortunately, the ZX-6R has a very good range of the reserve, if you need.

We like the new zx6r sportbike. There are many reasons, but they can be summarized as follows. Us love the comfort of a sports tourism, with a light flickability, hard-core sportbike thrown in. 80 to 100 pounds less than the sport has spent many hikers, and roughly the same level of comfort (and a much lower prices), Kawasaki ZX-6R is an uphill battle in the streets. This also proves our theory that some 600 today have many mid-range engine performance in the sport for good hiking. In the real world, 2001 ZX-6R is simply a large motorcycle in a position to satisfy a large group of street racers.

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