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New ZX6R

PostPosted: 11 Oct 2018, 15:32
by Cavetroll87
New 636cc zx6r just announced, not sure on the looks yet personally (can see a little of the old C1H zx6 in the lights but looks like the 400 to me), but good to see another supersport bike enter the racing fray (once they homologate a 600cc version) Quickshifter (downwards) as standard, new dash and LED lights, no idea how new the engine is or if its just the current one in a new fairing

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Edit: Some specs from Fast Bikes website

ENGINE – Utilising the same 636cc engine as before, Kawasaki have updated the engine to meet Euro4 regulations, while giving it shorter gearing and a revised final ratio for a stronger low-end and an Assist & Slipper Clutch.
CHASSIS – The 2019 model will use the same pressed-aluminium perimeter frame as before.
SUSPENSION – It will be coming with Showa 41mm fully adjustable Separate Function Big Piston forks, alongside the same fully adjustable gas-charged shock on the previous model which has been given a slightly longer spring with a softer spring weight for added comfort.
BRAKES – The ZX-6R will come equipped with dual semi-floating 310mm discs, alongside dual mounted Monobloc 4-piston calipers on the front, with a single 220mm disc on the rear.
ELECTRONICS – Kawasaki have gifted the ZX-6R with a three-mode Traction control system, a Quick shifter (but no blipper), ABS system and a new high grade dash which allows you to switch between low and high power modes.
TYRES – The 2019 ZX-6R will now come on Bridgestone’s latest sports tyres, the Hypersport S22.
EXTRA – It also comes with adjustable levers, a 12v power socket and that new edgy look – which includes LED lights.

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 11 Oct 2018, 16:05
by duke63
Euro 4. That will be short lived then. Euro 5 is due at the end of2019.

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 11 Oct 2018, 16:21
by Kwacky
It sounds like a stop gap to me.

I'm not keen on those graphics.

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 12 Oct 2018, 08:03
by Cav
It looks hideous. /EndofThread

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 12 Oct 2018, 08:23
by D41
Looks like it was designed by Corgi.

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 12 Oct 2018, 09:41
by C00kiemonster
Nope. I'm out.

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 12 Oct 2018, 10:34
by StMarks
Nothing wrong with it.
It's just what you'd expect.
A slightly altered variant of....
Same old, same old.
Fwiw it's rare these days that any new version middleweight says anything interesting to me.

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 12 Oct 2018, 10:36
by Cavetroll87
StMarks wrote:Fwiw it's rare these days that any new version middleweight says anything interesting to me.


I agree BUT I am happy to see it as it keeps supersport racing alive a little longer as I still think the calss is needed as a stepping stone up to superbikes.

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2018, 13:50
by bud
It's good to see a another super sport 600.
Will be interesting to see if it's had its balls chopped off like the Yamaha R6 did to get it through Euro 4. I would think that Kawasaki must of taken this long to release it to be sure it would get through Euro 5 too.

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2018, 13:52
by Kwacky
I don't know what the requirements are for Euro5.

Now we're heading out of Europe can we get a full fat version?

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2018, 14:59
by Cav
Kwacky wrote:I don't know what the requirements are for Euro5.

Now we're heading out of Europe can we get a full fat version?


Considering the fact we're cutting down on Diesels (bad idea IMO) and everything is about going green (yes admittedly EU related) I don't see that approach changing.

Besides, all you have to do is bolt on a £1500 system and you get 15bhp+ boost

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2018, 15:14
by Cavetroll87
Cav wrote:
Kwacky wrote:I don't know what the requirements are for Euro5.

Now we're heading out of Europe can we get a full fat version?


Considering the fact we're cutting down on Diesels (bad idea IMO) and everything is about going green (yes admittedly EU related) I don't see that approach changing.

Besides, all you have to do is bolt on a £1500 system and you get 15bhp+ boost



Kawasaki don't need to go green, they should always be green coz green ones a faster!

Re: New ZX6R

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2018, 16:17
by duke63
Kwacky wrote:I don't know what the requirements are for Euro5.

Now we're heading out of Europe can we get a full fat version?


Less noise and less emissions is Euro 5

And no. I think we are signed to the Paris agreement to reduce our carbon footprint like everyone else (except those dirty yankees).