Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R In Pictures
- Apr 10, 2019
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Kawasaki India has become the first Japanese manufacturer to launch a 600cc supersport in India with the Ninja ZX-6R. It has received an introductory price of Rs 10.49 lakh (ex-showroom India). What you get for that price is a 600cc inline four experience which is now legal in India. In early 2000s, motorcycles under 800cc were not legal to arrive to our shores via the CKD route, which is when the craze of illegal 600cc imports was at an all time high. Now, the norms have allowed for such motorcycles to be made available for Indian enthusiasts.
Also read: India-bound 2019 Kawasaki Ninja-ZX-6R Showcased At EICMA 2018
The ZX-6R has a 636cc inline-four motor nestled inside a pressed aluminium perimeter frame. 70.8Nm peak torque kicks in at 11,000rpm and 130PS of peak power is made at 13,500rpm, which is bonkers territory! The six-speed transmission gets a quickshifter to go up the gears quickly. In terms of the riding aids, it gets 3-stage traction control, ABS and two power modes.
The motorcycle is kitted with Showa’s Separate Function Fork - Big Piston (SFF-BP) and a piggyback monoshock. Braking hardware consists of Nissin monoblocs up front on two 310mm rotors with a 220m disc and a single-piston calliper chomping on the rear. It gets Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 rubber shod on 17-inch alloy rims.
While there are no direct 600cc rivals for the ZX-6R, one could also check out the likes of the Ducati 959 Panigale or the Triumph Street Triple RS which offer similar sort of performance and are similarly specced.
Here’s what the company’s official statement says:
India Kawasaki reveals the price of all-new Ninja ZX-6R in India. In October 2018, the entry of the Ninja ZX-6R was announced with pre-booking facility. Designed to deliver the fun and excitement of a supersport machine to a wide range of riders, the Ninja ZX-6R offers superior performance and provides riding exhilaration in situations ranging from the track to the hills and the highway to the city.
Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd said, “We are happy to introduce Ninja ZX-6R, which has done remarkably well in WorldSSP racing competitions. It not only had good number of pole positions, but also won the championship twice in last four years. While the Ninja ZX-6R is performing well in various international racing competitions, we are sure our customers in India will enjoy riding this supersport bike. After pre-booking announcement, we have received overwhelming response with excellent number of bookings. We are confident and positive about the performance of our Ninja ZX-6R in the Indian market.”
The Ninja ZX-6R features high-grade technological features like KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System), KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), Twin LED headlamps, LED taillight, KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) and the silencer with a sporty look. The high-grade instrumentation has newly added features in fuel gauge and remaining range function. Apart from this, it has also a large analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other. Bridgestone’s latest sport tyres BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 contribute to lighter handling, while offering superior grip in both dry and wet conditions, which translates to greater rider confidence and enjoyment. Like the Ninja ZX-10R, the Ninja ZX-6R will be assembled in India as a single seater motorcycle.
The introductory price of the all-new Ninja ZX-6R is Rs. 10,49,000 (Ex-Showroom). A significant change in the price is imminent. Customers who pre-booked the bike will start getting deliveries from February 2019 onwards. For new booking and delivery related information, customers can visit their nearest Kawasaki dealers.
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